BREAKING: Real-Time Brutality in Cove as Dolphins Held Another Night

Taiji, 1-21-17: For seven full hours, a pod of approximately 250+ dolphins were pushed, pulled, grabbed, run over, netted and brutalized. Babies were separated from mothers, adult dolphins were separated from other pod members and countless mammals were injured as the captive selection process got underway. Thirty dolphins were physically removed from their pod and taken to nearby pens, where they will be sold to aquariums and marine parks around the world.

Taiji, Japan, The Cove, Bottlenose Dolphins, Dolphin Hunting, Captivity, Dolphin Slaughter

Dolphins struggle to escape divers during captive selection process, Taiji, Japan
Credit: DolphinProject.com

Taiji, Japan, The Cove, Bottlenose Dolphins, Dolphin Hunting, Captivity, Dolphin Slaughter

Manhandled into submission, Taiji, Japan
Credit: DolphinProject.com

Taiji, Japan, The Cove, Bottlenose Dolphins, Dolphin Hunting, Captivity, Dolphin Slaughter

Caught in nets, attempting escape, Taiji, Japan
Credit: DolphinProject.com

Taiji, Japan, The Cove, Bottlenose Dolphins, Dolphin Hunting, Captivity, Dolphin Slaughter

Dolphins panic as they are brutalized into submission, Taiji, Japan
Credit: DolphinProject.com

Taiji, Japan, The Cove, Bottlenose Dolphins, Dolphin Hunting, Captivity, Dolphin Slaughter

Captured for “life” in captivity
Credit: DolphinProject.com

We are asking for your help. If you are reading this blog at the time of writing, dolphins are still in the cove. 

 

Dolphin Project Cove Monitors live streamed on Facebook in real-time as dolphins were wrestled into submission. The world watched and listened as their suffering dragged on for hour after hour. After “sorting” through approximately half the pod, divers and trainers left for the day, leaving the exhausted and panicked dolphins alone for another night with no food (and thus, no hydration).

Their suffering will persist tomorrow as the captive selection process continues.

Related:
Breaking: Massive Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Captured in Taiji
Breaking: Terror, Injuries During Day 3 of Captive Selection
Breaking: Taiji’s Vile Abuse of Dolphins – Day 4
Breaking: 99 Hours of Hell

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL JAPANESE EMBASSY/CONSULATE AND LET THEM KNOW YOUR OUTRAGE AT TAIJI’S DEPLORABLE ABUSE OF DOLPHINS, TAKING PLACE NOW IN THE COVE:

PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
1-6-1 Nagata-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
+81-3-5253-2111

Website: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html
Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html
Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html

Japanese Embassies Worldwide:
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions

List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan:
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan

US Embassy in Japan:
Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Telephone: 011-81-3-3224-5000
Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan

Attention all London’ers: Join our massive demo on January 28.
Light Up Taiji, London, 1-28-17

 

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About Cara Sands

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It might be true that we don't recall many moments from our early years. However, Cara's first memory of a dolphin had her begging her parents to ask the trainer to let the dolphin go! The problem with captivity was evident to her, even as a 4 year-old child.

A writer by trade, Cara has researched, investigated and documented dolphins suffering in captivity. From documenting dolphins incarcerated in buildings, cut-off from fresh air, sunlight and normal socialization to researching cases of animals imprisoned in solitary confinement, Cara is a dedicated dolphin welfare advocate.

It is her belief that education equals empowerment. The more information shared, the better our choices and knowledge of how to act as a positive and respectful voice for dolphins across the world.

Cara is based out of Canada and makes time whenever possible to observe dolphins in their natural environments. She is writing her first fiction novel but knowing her, the marine world will play a prominent role in her book!

"The use of animals for entertainment is nothing more than an abuse of dominance. Some of the most sentient species on the planet have been exploited to incomprehensible levels, all due to their inherent benevolence. Ironic, considering that we turn to the abused themselves for displays of humanity."
~ Cara Sands

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