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.
Please. Can you help?
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.
Bottlenose Dolphins - 80 Risso's Dolphins - 19 Pilot Whales - 22 Slaughters: 652 Total "While I am elated the cove will remain
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.