Will You Help Us End Taiji’s Dolphin Slaughter?
In less than three months, the brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins will take place in the infamous cove in Taiji, Japan. Between the months of September and March, approximately 2000 dolphins of various species, including bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, pilot whales, false killer whales and pantropical spotted dolphins will be subject to harassment, injury, capture and slaughter, all in the name of profit, greed and ignorance.
The Taiji dolphin hunters work in tandem with dolphin trainers, choosing which dolphins will be sent to the butcherhouse and which ones will be shipped to marine parks and aquariums worldwide.
We are calling on YOU to help us end the madness – by letting the Japanese government and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) know that these crimes against nature are unacceptable to the rest of the world. We must speak out against these atrocities loud and proud, while enlightening others who may not be aware of the dolphin killings in Taiji.
We are making a difference as fewer dolphins were killed last year. We will never stop until the slaughter in Taiji comes to a permanent end.” ~ Ric O’Barry, Founder/Director of Dolphin Project
How You Can Help
We’re calling on individuals, activists and organizations across the world to participate with us on this International Day of Action. Join activists around the world on September 1st and make a difference for dolphins.
Want to join us on the front lines in Taiji, Japan as a Dolphin Project Cove Monitor? Our efforts in Japan are strictly legal and non-confrontational. Please note: no children under 18 unless accompanied by an adult.
The Captivity Industry Fuels the Dolphin Slaughter
Take the Pledge to NOT Buy a Ticket to a Dolphin Show
Join us and pledge that you won’t buy a ticket to a dolphin show.
There are a number of other ways you can take action to help end the Taiji dolphin slaughter.
The Mushroom Company Amsterdam made this animation to support Ric O’Barry and the Dolphin Project to help stop the slaughter of dolphins in the cove.
Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the USA (Tax ID 47-1665067), and donations are fully tax-deductible.
- Multiple Species of Dolphins Decimated in The Cove - October 11, 2017
- Taiji to Unite with Faroese in Sister City Agreement - October 4, 2017
- Pilot Whale Pod Decimated in Taiji’s Dolphin Hunts - September 5, 2017
- Voices Across the World Condemn Japan’s Dolphin Slaughters - September 4, 2017
- Breaking: Pilot Whales Captured in First Hunt of Season - September 3, 2017
- Dolphin Project Returns to Taiji - August 29, 2017
- Breaking: Kasatka Dies at SeaWorld - August 16, 2017
- Op Ed: A Departure from Reality - August 10, 2017
- BREAKING: SeaWorld Tanks in 2Q and 1st Half 2017 Results - August 8, 2017
- BREAKING: Adios to Dolphin Shows in Mexico City - August 2, 2017
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
- Multiple Species of Dolphins Decimated in The Cove
- Taiji to Unite with Faroese in Sister City Agreement
- Terror in The Cove as Pilot Whales Slaughtered
- Migrating Family of Risso’s Dolphins Slaughtered in The Cove
- When Natural Disasters and Captive Cetaceans Collide
- The Path to Progress Begins with Education