By fire-icegirl Comments
Taiji, located 150 kilometers south of Osaka holds a terrible, mischevious secret: a slaughter, massacre of (anual) 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are performed on these waters. The perimeter area is covered and blocked by fishermen, so people cannot enter this area, the perfect way to hide the horrible truth. It is also covered by the japanese media.
Their meat is said by Japanese government, is useful for dietetic habits and it has been tradition, but it contains high level of mercury, damaging people and pregnant woman's babies; selling the meat as Antartic whale meat.
U.S activist, Ric O'Barry wants the International Whaling Comission to stop the dolphin massacre and says that international dolphin trainers come to Taiji to select their dolphins. Dolphins are captured by DISTURBING underwater noises created by noise walls caused by banging hammers on metal pipes, and thus they drive dolphins to shore, perfect place to pick and kill these mammals. Due to this, Barry created the movie "The Cove" that shows this dreadful truth. With the help of free-divers: Kirk Krack and Rae Cruickshank, filmaker Louie Psihoyos, CNN, BBC, German and Swiss journalists and the recent help of Heroes star Hayden Panettiere (who had recently protested against whale sluaghter, gaining a japanese warrant for arrest); The documentary received more than a dozen awards on festivals, including the audience in Sundance. Ric O'Barry also is against dolphin captivity.
If you want to help the dolphin's that are killed, turning the ocean red with the bloodbath of these creatures, visit
http://www.savejapandolphins.org , signing in and commenting on these, so the petition is brought to USA President Obama, Vice President Biden and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki. You can aid innocent dolphin and porpoises by just doing this, if you want to make a change on what is happening to the world by twisted japanese fisherman and buyers (I have nothing against japanese people, I actually love their culture ^-^ but i still think this is a stone-hearted action, with no compassion and no soul within)
Mother nature gave us life, and a beautiful escenario and appreciable companions within, why waste this?
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