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Japan Dolphin Day London Protest!

On the 1st September hundreds of people gathered at the Japanese Embassy in London to protest about the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji. We were all armed with whistles, posters loud voices and a passion to stop the inhumane capture and slaughter of thousands of dolphins.

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We were all upset at the news that our hero Ric O’Barry had been arrested the previous night and was facing harassment at the hands of the Japanese police. We chanted “Let Ric Out!” When we heard the news, that he had been released, we all celebrated and cheered. You can never hold a great man down!

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On my sign, my dolphin was pleading “Help me, Stop Taiji”. This represents what I think the dolphins, travelling though the waters near Taiji, would be asking of the Japanese officials and the people of the world. The dolphin was asking for help from those at the embassy – to please help stop the terrible slaughter. The Japanese Government need to step up and listen to the dolphin cries and to all of us who know that the annual hunt is wrong. 

 

 

 

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“Death” and “Captivity” were also there to show the Japanese officials there aren’t many options for the dolphins of Taiji. They are either sent to a prison in captivity or killed for no reason.

 

 

 

 

The Japanese fishermen would like you to believe that it’s a tradition to slaughter dolphins in the waters near Taiji. We know this isn’t right. But if tradition was a good excuse, it still doesn’t make it right. There have been many traditions over history that have now been stopped because we are now educated and know better. Stop hiding behind “tradition” and do what is right!

 

It was great to see so many supporters of this cause gather together as one, as we fight for what is right. At the moment the dolphins might be crying “Help me Stop Taiji” but maybe one day soon they will be saying “Thank you for stopping Taiji”. Wouldn’t that be great?

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Croker Cove Club

A few weeks ago I started a Cove Club at my school. We live on Croker Island so we are called “Croker Cove Club.”
We watched the movie The Cove and my friends were very upset about what is happening in Taiji. One of my friends said “There is too much sadness and too many lies”. I think she is right. Everyone said they were shocked by what was happening. They also think dolphins should be free to live in the ocean.

It would be great if more kids started a Cove club in their school. We need to get more kids involved to speak up about Taiji and the cruelty of keeping marine life in captivity.

Please start a club if you can!

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