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October 5, 2010

Report from Taiji: October 5

The cove October 5, 2010
The cove October 5, 2010

The dolphin hunters ventured out to sea this morning, but all had returned to port by 9:30 am.  They were unsuccessful in their attempt to capture dolphins today.

We caught the trainers and fishermen loading two dolphins into crates and onto a truck this morning.  We decided to see where they went and almost 300 KM later; we saw them delivering the two dolphins to the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, Japan.  There seemed to be a big fanfare at their arrival.  While we all knew it was true, we now have vivid proof that dolphin shows are tied to the slaughter in Taiji.  There are at least two more dolphins remaining in the pens in Taiji Harbor.  We saw their dorsal fins.

We need your help.  Spread the word, send donations, join in the international day of protest, and avoid all travel to Japan except to become a Cove Guardian with us here in Taiji.  To join us (voluntarily, and completely at your own cost and risk) in Taiji, write to me at inform-us@seashepherd.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.

Click here to learn more about the international day of protest on October 14, 2010.

Follow my daughter’s blog of these events.

For the Oceans,

Scott West
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Tarah Millen will be joining us here in November.  She has started a blog about her endeavor.

Loading dolphins
Loading dolphins
The truck
The truck
Suma Aqualife Park Suma Aqualife Park
Suma Aqualife Park


 
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