Did you already hear about the powerful, heartfelt award winning documentary ‘The Cove’.
THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.
THE CAMPAIGN: SAVE JAPAN DOLPHINS
I hope you’ll join me in this campaign to stop the killing of dolphins in Japan. Most people in Japan don’t have any idea that the dolphin slaughter is even happening. If we can spread the word around the world – and especially in Japan – we can expose the secret of Taiji and force the Japanese government to stop it. We can win this issue – but we need your help!
At the Cove in Taiji, the dolphin killing continues. Although the killing of bottlenose dolphins – the primary target species – has dramatically decreased compared to previous seasons, they, along with other dolphin species, including many pilot whales and Risso’s dolphins, continue to be captured for aquariums and slaughtered for meat by the Taiji fishermen. The fight for the protection of all marine mammals goes on. For updates on the situation, visit our Blog.
1# Call, write and protest at the Japanese Embassy in your Country. At the link below you can find the contact details of all the embassies around the world. Call them and ask them polite that you want the dolphin killing and commercial selling to dolphinarium to be stopped, tell them the world is watching and we will not rest till this annual hunting is stopped.
find your Embassy: http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html
2# Organize a protest at your local Japan Embassy! Find friends, other organizations to protest at the Japanese Embassy. Make banners, be creative, be polite but persistent and tell them we as a international community will never agree with this horrible and useless killings of these beautiful and intelligent creatures. The more protests, picket lines the better! Don’t forget to inform your national and local press! Make it visual, press love visual interesting photo’s, the more visual and creative your protest is, the more change it will hit the news!
3# Sign the online petition Help us reach our goal of one-millions signatures on our Petition to stop the dolphin slaughter. http://apps.facebook.com/causes/petitions/252
4# Inform and educate people about what’s happening in Japan, show them the movie ‘The Cove’. Get them involved!
5# Last but not least, boycott your local dolphinarium. dolphins and other marine mammals should never be kept in captivity. Let them know that as long as the industry support the dolphin killings by buying the best dolphins from the Japanese fishers, they support and are responsible for the killing of 10.000 brothers and sisters dolphins.
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