I am going to be returning to Taiji, Japan again in the 2019-2020 dolphin hunting season. Thank you to everyone who has supported my activism over the years. You all know how passionate I am about ending the dolphin slaughters and captures in Taiji, as well as bringing an end to cetacean captivity worldwide. I will continue doing everything I can to bring about a change in this world and I thank you for your support.
Some people question why we go to Taiji, when we can’t intervene. We go because if we didn’t the dolphins would still die and still be taken captive but nobody would be there to tell their stories. They would be silenced by the hunters and trainers and the world would never know that these dolphins lived, and that they died. We are their last voice in this world.
If you would like more information about Dolphin Project and their work to help the dolphins in Taiji please check out www.dolphinproject.com.
*All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards travel expenses to Taiji.
Taiji, Japan: Ground Zero for the Captive Dolphin Trade:
Every year between September and March, in the small fishing town of Taiji off the coast of Japan, dolphins and small whales are subjected to a horrific fate. A small group of local fishermen brutally drive entire dolphin families into a small cove. Once in the cove mothers and babies are separated, young attractive dolphins are stolen and sold into the captivity trade around the world, and the remaining family members are brutally slaughtered for human consumption.
Considering that a trained live dolphin sold internationally can fetch anywhere up to $100,000 it is undeniable that the annual Taiji dolphin hunt in Japan and the lucrative multi billion dollar captivity industry are directly linked. When you buy a ticket to a dolphin show or pay for a swim with dolphin encounter you are supporting and encouraging the Taiji atrocities to continue.
You can help end the suffering of these gentle, sentient creatures by pledging to never buy a ticket to a dolphin show.
You can read a blog I wrote for Dolphin Project after my last trip to Taiji here: https://www.dolphinproject.com/blog/my-time-in-taiji-telling-their-stories/
Thank you so much for your support.