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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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Why should we go to protests?

As lots of you know, I have just moved from a tiny island in Australia to the UK. I am excited about this for lots of reasons. I use the internet and my blog to try and help protect the dolphins and save them from slaughter and a life in captivity. Now that I can, I hope to go to lots of protests so I won’t just be helping online.

Here are few reasons why we should go to protests.

Protests are important because

  • They educate people. We can tell people the facts about what is happening and show them that there is a big problem.

  • You meet people who think and feel the same as you do.

  • You show people that you do care about the issues and are willing to take a stand.

  • You work together with others and support each other. Together we are stronger than we are apart.

  • You are actively doing something, not waiting around for something to happen.

  • They expose what is happening and what the issues are.

  • Protests can change the world.

On the 1st of September it’s Japan Dolphins Day 2015. This is the time we stand against the dolphins being killed and captured in Taiji Japan. This year, I’m going to go to the London protest. I hope to see you there!!

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