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Cove Guardians on the Ground in Taiji

August 29, 2013

Cove Guardians on the Ground in Taiji

Fourth Season of Operation Infinite Patience Gets Underway September 1

Preparations for the upcoming killing season have been observedPreparations for the upcoming killing season
have been observed
Photo: Sea Shepherd
The 2013-2014 Operation Infinite Patience Cove Guardian Campaign officially kicks off September 1st, but veteran Cove Guardian Leader Melissa Sehgal and Cove Guardian Scott Cator are already on the ground in Taiji. When they arrived on August 26th, a new police task force was in place and awaiting the appearance of the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians.

Preparations for the upcoming killing season have been observed throughout the town — tarps draped at the entrance to the Fisherman’s Union, banger poles painted and ready for mounting, and the killing floor of the butcher house ready to process dolphins. Despite the telltale signs of the imminent slaughter, many remnants of the disgusting summer in Taiji remain, in particular a swim-with-the-dolphins experience that continues throughout the summer within the Cove. This program allows children to swim with the captive dolphins in the precise spot where the dolphins were ripped from their families.

Last year, nearly 100,000 people worldwide tuned into our live stream from Taiji and witnessed the barbaric killing and capture of hundreds of dolphins. This year, we are pleased to announce the platform will be available on the Sea Shepherd website at http://livestream.seashepherd.org. This will enable supporters to easily access the live stream from anywhere in the world.

Please join us for the live stream of Melissa’s opening season walking tour of Taiji TODAY, Thursday, Aug 29th at 5 pm PT (Friday, Aug 30th at 9 am Japan time) — it’s a great primer for what will go on this season in the Cove and is not to be missed! We also have some new elements related to the campaign we will announce in the coming days, so please check back frequently.

An unprecedented number of Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians will be on the ground for the duration of the six-month drive hunt season to document and expose the horrific dolphin slaughter in Taiji, ground zero of the captive dolphin trade . Even if you can’t join us in Taiji, you can still be a part of the solution. To find out what you can do to help no matter where you are, go to What You Can Do

We will not stop until the slaughter ends.

Banger poles painted and ready for mountingBanger poles painted and ready for mounting
Photo: Sea Shepherd

When they arrived on August 26th, a new police task force was in place and awaiting the appearance of the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians.When they arrived on August 26th, a new police task force was in place and awaiting the appearance of the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians.
Photo: Sea Shepherd

veteran Cove Guardian Leader Melissa Sehgal and Cove Guardian Scott Cator are already on the ground in TaijiVeteran Cove Guardian Leader Melissa Sehgal and Cove Guardian Scott Cator are already on the ground in Taiji
Photo: Sea Shepherd

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