Tread for Taiji 2016 Virtual Race
You don’t have to be a super cyclist like Ollie Blackmore, who just completed his epic Mt. Fuji challenge, to participate in Dolphin Project’s first virtual race to raise awareness about dolphin captivity and the Taiji slaughters.
This summer, join us as we run, walk, bike or swim to show our appreciation for dolphins and spread the word that they deserve to live, wild and free, in the open ocean. The best part is, you can participate no matter where you are!
This is a great opportunity to raise awareness in your local community while getting together with friends and doing something fun. In the month leading up to the start of the Taiji hunting season, we want the world to know what takes place in The Cove. Dolphin Project will once again, be in Taiji during the entire hunting season as we continue our critical mission of ending dolphin captivity and the hunts that supply dolphins to aquariums and marine parks across the world.
The official race will take place on August 20, but you can complete the race anytime during the week before, or spread out your mileage across several days.
On behalf of us all at Team Dolphin Project, good luck!
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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