the cove

Fourteen years ago when Dolphin Project first stepped foot onto the shores of The Cove, I committed to exposing the brutal slaughter that takes place there every year. And I haven't stopped since.
My life has been dedicated to defending dolphins around the world, especially in Japan. For people to criticize me and Sea Shepherd for not doing enough is insulting.
If I want to see more people love, live, and care for our world and its oceans, then I must start with myself, and educate those who may have no knowledge about these problems.
So why was this lawsuit victory important for the dolphins? This was the first ever lawsuit involved in the Taiji dolphin slaughter to attack the culprits. And it was successful.
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Fear of truth is a powerful motivator for Japan, it would seem. But the truth cannot be suppressed forever. The authorities can use their power to prevent O'Barry and other dolphin protectors from entering Japan, but they cannot take away our freedom of expression.
"I, I wish you could swim/Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim."
Our stories can save or destroy a species. And pictures can make us see our world, as if for the first time.
Finally, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), after years of lip service, are cracking down on aquariums that buy dolphins and thereby subsidize the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
Are bottlenose populations being depleted by the Taiji hunts? Possibly. Bottlenose dolphins are a widespread species around the world, but they don't exist in large dense populations, unlike some other dolphin species.
Japan's annual dolphin drive hunting season began on Monday in the small town of Taiji, but activists are working hard to
Ifthe Taiji Whale Museum and the international aquarium industry stopped paying dolphin hunters enormous amounts of money for captive dolphins, that the Taiji slaughter would collapse, as the market for dolphin meat continues to decline.
Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.
The Cove Unedited OPS Footage - View 2 from Oceanic Preservation Society on Vimeo. The Cove Unedited OPS Footage - View 3
We have known for years that orcas are not appropriate for captivity. These magnificent ocean dwellers are too large, too social, too intelligent, and too wide-roaming to be kept in small concrete tanks.
Raising public awareness about the plight of Japanese dolphins is an important first step in rallying support from the American public to stop this practice. The diplomatic community around the world should put pressure on Japan.
The Japanese in 2010 announced a "new killing method." It involves destroying the spinal cord with repeated insertion of a metal rod. Even on paper, the "new killing method" makes no attempt to damage the brain, which would at least end consciousness.
Ambassador Kennedy was right to raise the issue, controversial or not. Open dissent and debate is exactly what Japan needs more of now, not less.