September 25, 2010
Report from Taiji: September 25
The weather continued to be perfect in Taiji this day: The seas were rough. The dolphin hunters stayed home and at day’s end, nothing was being held captive in the cove.
A Japanese supporter explained to me that more Japanese are against dolphin slaughter than they are against whale slaughter. Even the store manager in Katsuura was willing to sell and eat whale meat, but would not sell or eat dolphin. Because of this, we need to remind everyone, especially in calls to the Japanese government, that dolphins were killed in Taiji on September 21, 2010. We heard again today from locals that the fishermen intend to kill dolphins in October.
Christy Morgan, from Los Angeles, joined us early this morning. She had been traveling in Japan and decided she needed to spend time at the Cove. Welcome Christy, we are so glad you are here. You can follow her story at the blissful chef.
We need your help now more than ever. Spread the word, send donations, join in the protest, and if at all possible, come join us here in Taiji. To join us (voluntarily, and completely at your own cost and risk) in Taiji, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you, but please be patient. I cannot keep an eye on the Cove and answer email at the same time.
There is an international day of protest on October 14, 2010, where you will have an opportunity to let the Japanese government know how you feel.
Sea Shepherd organized the first couple of these protests.
For the Oceans,
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Follow my daughter’s blog of these events.
Tarah Millen will be joining us here in November. She has started a blog about her endeavor.