Voices Across the World Condemn Japan’s Dolphin Slaughters

A big SHOUT OUT to everyone who lent their voices on behalf of dolphins on Japan Dolphins Day. Approximately 40 events were held across the world on/around September 1st, showing Japan that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Ric O’Barry, #JDD2017 London

What’s happening in Taiji, Japan? – Between the months of September and March, an annual slaughter of dolphins takes places off the coast of Taiji, Japan. This year, an “official” 1940 dolphins of various species including bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, pilot whales, false killer whales, pantropical spotted dolphins, rough-toothed dolphins and melon-headed whales will be subject to harassment, injury, capture and slaughter — all in the name of greed and ignorance. Many more dolphins will be killed in the process of the hunts, their numbers never recorded. Learn more about Taiji’s dolphin hunts.

#JDD2017 Tokyo

#JDD2017 Tokyo

#JDD2017 Christchurch, New Zealand

#JDD2017 Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: Cherry Davies

#JDD2017 New York City

#JDD2017 New York City. Credit: Oxana Fedorova

Did you know – Dolphin Project is the only organization who has been on the ground at The Cove since 2003, documenting the dolphin hunts?

For Dolphin Project, every day of the dolphin hunts is Japan Dolphins Day – Our team of Cove Monitors will be there throughout the entire hunting season, broadcasting live from the cove, blogging and disseminating information for the world to see. Your support has never been more crucial and is greatly appreciated.

#JDD2017 Chicago

#JDD2017 Chicago

#JDD2017 Honolulu

#JDD2017 Honolulu. Credit: Kery Shaw

#JDD 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

#JDD 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

#JDD2017 Sao Paulo, Brazil

#JDD2017 Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit: Paulo Santana

Curious about Dolphin Project’s Cove Monitor Program? – Click here to learn more about our program, and submit your application.

Watch a clip from #JDD2017 London, where Ric O’Barry and other activists lent their voices for dolphins:

Featured image: #JDD London

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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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