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The Dolphins are Dead, Again. [Photo]

Update: We received some casually racist and aggressive comments toward the Japanese people re our post, below, about the recent, unspeakably horrific dolphin slaughter in the Cove in Taiji. Let us remember: 1) many Japanese abhor the killing and capture of dolphins 2) we create the demand whenever we visit water parks with dolphins, etc. 3) aggression feeds aggresssion, hates fuels defensiveness. We conquer our enemies only when we make them our friends.  5) bacon. Pigs are intelligent. Let us look into our own ignorance and hate before prejudging others. Then we shall find the insight and empathy with which to wake this world up from unnecessary cruelty and suffering. ~ ed.

The Cove turned red with the blood of hundreds of slaughtered Dolphins again, yesterday.

One dolphin continued to swim and spy hop next to his family on the opposite side of the net. — at Taiji Japan.

We’ll add two recent major media interviews and more videos as they become available.

Via Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Page (official):

Take action: (info from Louie Psihoyos of The Cove, and other FB pages):

Please find and sign the petitions to revoke Tokyo’s Olympic Hosting Status! The Cove is still capturing and killing these poor dolphins! Biggest props toLouie PsihoyosFisher StevensCaptain Paul WatsonRic O’Barry, and all the people bringing light to this issue! These people doing the capturing and killing in Taiji are barbarians! Spread the word!
We try not to get to crazy with Politics and Social Issues from our page, but we feel this is important. Many of your know, that we worked on a film called The Cove produced by our good friend Fisher Stevens, directed by Louie Psihoyos and staring Ric O’Barry. This film brought the dolphin capture/salughter to the light that takes place in Taiji, Japan. The film won an Oscar for Best Feature Documentary in 2010. It is now 2014. On January 17th, these barbarians captured an estimated 250 wild Bottlenoise Dolphins. These poor angels of the sea , were either captured or slaughtered. There are several petitions going around that is asking the International Olympic Committee to revoke Tokyo’s 2020 Hosting status. The Japanese Government has the power to stop this atrocity. Please follow Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians PageSea Shepherd Global Oceanic Preservation Society Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project to find out more information. Our oceans are being destroyed, and this is just absurd. We made such huge waves in 2010 bringing this to light. The worst is happening right now! Please spread the word, and sign these petitions. We will not go away! #SaveTheWhales #SavetheDolphins #Blackfish #TheCove#NOtoSeaworld
Please take the time to educate yourselves and learn more about the atrocities of #Taiji Japan’s Annual Whale and Dolphin Hunt. Mr. Richard O’Barry will be appearing on Anderson Cooper 360 TONIGHT (Tuesday 21st January) at 8PM EST AND Louie Psihoyos, Director of the Academy award winning documentary The Cove, [was] on Piers Morgan Live TONIGHT (21/01) at 9:35pm EST.#Awareness #Conservation #KillTheTrade

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donele Jan 26, 2014 9:14am

save japan dolphins http://teespring.com/SaveJapanDolphins2
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klrich Jan 22, 2014 10:18am

While I abhor the wholesale slaughter of dolphins I urge people to not humanize them too much. They ARE wild animals and have been known to attack humans in sport. Google dolphin attacks on humans and you will see what I mean. There have been known cases where the males will gather around a female simply to rape and abuse it. If you are swimming around them just be careful.

Fiona Jan 22, 2014 4:56am

Thank you for sharing. I am devastated by this & what is happening to these beautiful creatures. How very sad. Signing many petitions

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