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Monday, December 31, 2012

Original Post by Bob Timmons:
Please can someone offer this beautiful 10 year old thoroughbred mare a home or foster by Jan 7 ? If not she will be shipped of to auction.Her loving owner became extremely ill almost near death and her husband had to leave his job to care for their 3 children all aged under 4 years old.They have no income and have lost everything and cannot pay for their horse's board. The stable owner only cares about money and has no compassion what so ever so they have give only a week to get "River" out...This horse does not deserve to die because her owner is sick,Not only does this horse need compassion but the desperate family need to be shown that all humans don't suck!!! If you can help please email

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kirsten Massebeau11:31pm Dec 19
SeaWorld came to them in 1969 and whispered in the killers ear,
"Give us what we need and slaughter the rest. Have fun!" 
They made monsters whose lust for money and dolphin suffering 
cannot be satisfied!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project's photo.
A pod of Approx 10 striped young dolphins were driven for hours today.  All been slaughtered and transferred by skiff boats.  Another day in bloody Taiji!   #tweet4dolphins
A pod of Approx 10 striped young dolphins were driven for hours today.
 All been slaughtered and transferred by skiff boats. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blog: A New Solomon Dolphin Kill | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Blog: A New Solomon Dolphin Kill | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Khone Falls Which Is Home To Irrawaddy Dolphins Being Blasted For Dam

A waterfall has been blasted less than two kilometres from the Cambodian-Lao border, beginning work on another unapproved hydroelectric dam on the Mekong river, environmental group International Rivers claimed yesterday.
Pianporn Deetes, the Thailand campaign coordinator for International Rivers, said she had learned of the excavation work, near Khone Falls, the largest in South East Asia, during a recent visit to Champasak province, where the Lao government proposes to build the Don Sahong hydroelectric dam.

The Irrawaddy Dolphins

From the Internet: The Veun Nyang/Anlong Cheuteal deep pool, just downstream of Siphandone at the Laos-Cambodia border, is home to approximately 10 Irrawaddy Dolphins. In the dry season they live in the deep pool, where fish prey exists. In the wet season, the dolphins disperse from the deep pools, moving within just a few hundred meters of the proposed dam site. The Mekong’s Irrawaddy Dolphin population is endangered, and fewer than 100 individuals remain. According to WWF, the Don Sahong Dam could threaten the survival of the Veun Nyang/Anlong Cheuteal school of Irrawaddy dolphin, Laos’ only permanent dolphin population.c

Irrawaddy Dolphins of Laos Threatened By Don Sahong Dam Project

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dolphins of Laos

Canadian conservationist Ian Baird set up the Lao Community Fisheries and Dolphin Protection Project to study the Irrawaddy dolphins in the Lao part of the Mekong. Part of this project compensated fishers for the loss of nets damaged to free entangled dolphins. This project was expanded to include Cambodia, after the majority of the dolphin population was determined to have been killed or migrated to Laos' southern neighbour.[29] The Si Phan Don Wetlands Project has successfully encouraged river communities to set aside conservation zones and establish laws to regulate how and when fish are caught.[30]

Friday, December 14, 2012

Via Enson Inoue: The man who might be able to speak out loud successfully for the Vioceless:

"Had a great meeting with Mayor Sangen. Moving to try to spare as much as the current pod and a movement at cutting down and eventually doing away with the killing! Initially there were 200-300 dolphins.

Spoke to him about the current pod being help and he told me that he will do what he can to see that a portion of this pod be released. He said he couldn't make any promises but he said he will try. He told me that tomorrow will be a day off for the fishermen so if there is any release it won't be until Monday or Tuesday. I can't wait until Monday and Tuesday to come so I can see if Mayor Sangen could pull through. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and I have a feeling it will happen. Even if 1 dolphin more was spared because of our meeting I'll be grateful and happy.
He also discussed a meeting they had in the morning that is moving towards trying to cut down on the killing until it is done away with. He said that in the final goal continuing the drive for captivity would continue but after selection they eventually wanted to drive the whole pod back out to sea without any slaughter.

Not 100% the best outcome but definitely a step in the right direction."

Had a great meeting with Mayor Sangen.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Via Elizabeth Batt:
20 dolphins taken for captivity so far. Calf trapped in net. Mother stayed by its side until it was released by divers. Struggled to breathe even though mom tried to help it. It is now floating lifelessly on its back in the cove. If you go to any aquarium, you support this. Don't.
Today in Taiji, a pod of over 100 Bottlenose Dolphins were driven into the cove, where they have now been netted off and left overnight. Tomorrow, they face slaughter.

Famous’ Wolf Is Killed Outside Yellowstone

Doug McLaughlin

The wolf that researchers called 832F, left, was shot on Thursday. The alpha female of the Lamar Canyon pack, she wore a tracking collar. The wolf with her, known as 754, was killed last month.

Saving Private Lion - Lioness saves Cub

Friday, December 7, 2012

OceanArtist BobTimmons 9:44pm Dec 7
#Japan struck by a 7.4 magnitude scale #earthquake
#Miyagi, #tsunami
7.3 magnitude quake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake struck off northeastern Japan on Friday in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year. A city in the region reported that a small tsunami had hit, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wildlife Conservation Day: December 4

Message about captive dolphins from Dame Dr. Jane Goodall

Dolphin saves whales in New Zealand

BlueVoice logo
Where Dolphins Are Revered in Japan
March 15, 2012
On a small island 100 miles from Tokyo islanders, mostly fishermen, have declared resident dolphins to be citizens, fully protected while in the island's waters.
ToshimaDolphins.jpg The fishermen of Toshima Island show us how some Japanese revere and protect wild dolphins. BlueVoice is supporting our long time Japanese ally, Elsa Nature Conservancy, to help the Toshima Islanders educate Japan about the wonders of wild dolphins.
The Toshima Dolphin Project will expand knowledge of this unique island and the relationship between the people of the island and its 16 resident dolphins. It will provide a vision that will inspire their fellow countrymen and bring to them an understanding of the importance of allowing dolphins to remain free and safe from hunters' blades. As we all know, Japan is a nation where up to 20,000 dolphins are killed yearly.
Now we are supporting a dolphin watching initiative at Toshima Island in the hope that contact with wild dolphins and press coverage of this unique development will cause the Japanese people to rally to the protection of dolphins elsewhere in Japan.

Sakae.jpg Here is a description of the Toshima Dolphin Project written by Sakae Hemmi of Elsa Nature Conservancy, long a collaborator with BlueVoice.

Mr.Moriyama&Dolphin.jpg "In 1995 a dolphin came to Toshima waters and remained. In 1998 the dolphin, named Koko, gave birth. The baby was called Piko. The mother and baby were so revered that they were registered as citizens of the island. Around 2010 several dolphins from Mikura island moved to Toshima and several have given birth. As of February 2012, a pod of 16 dolphins swims in the waters of Toshima."
Unfortunately the pivotal man in the Toshima Dolphin Project, Mr. Moriyama, died in February. But others have picked up the banner. Right now funds are urgently needed to finish the project website, send a video team to the island to film the dolphins and fishermen, to make a DVD for release in Japan and to hold a symposium in Tokyo on dolphins in Japanese waters.

Sakae writes further: "I think it important to have many people learn and experience that wild dolphins are animals that we can make friends with and live together. Toshima is a very important place to raise the Japanese people's consciousness to protect wild dolphins."

Mr.MoriyamaFuneral.jpg Dedicated to the memory of Moriyama-san

Hardy.jpg For the dolphins,

Hardy Jones

Blog: Petting Pools and Greedy Fools | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Blog: Petting Pools and Greedy Fools | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

TODAYonline | Singapore | Dolphin bound for Marine Life Park dies

TODAYonline | Singapore | Dolphin bound for Marine Life Park dies

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A young baby dolphin, confused and distraught clings onto its mother looking for comfort. Today another 24 bottle nose dolphins were driven into the cove. September 11th 2012
A young baby dolphin, confused and distraught clings onto its mother
 looking for comfort. Today another 24 bottle nose dolphins were driven 
 into the cove. September 11th 2012
Taiji: The killers have finished butchering...
Shad Ow8:26pm Dec 2
Taiji: The killers have finished butchering and are now 
making their way back to the cove for the Bottlenose Dolphins..
Martyn Stewart 8:53pm Dec 2
Everyday between September 1st until March 31st we live in fear of of dolphins dying in Taiji. We have no control over the killings and we have no right to claim we have reduced the numbers killed.
Each day we wait for reports coming out of Taiji to see if the boats have or have not captured dolphins.
Many tears are shed and many emotions are tested.
Our anger increases and our tolerance is tested. We scream and we cry. Some people give up because they can't face the bad news everyday. Some people bury their heads in the sand.
Out of each day should come this, If we give up for the voiceless, we end all hope of these animals existence. Their future is in our hands. Turn your back on these defenseless animals and you become as bad as the killers because YOU know better.
Todays slaughter in Taiji should be used as a catalyst to carry on the fight. For every dolphin that is killed in the cove new energy should be generated in the form of letters, faxes and phone calls. If the animals are finally extinct in Japanese waters you need to always remember you did everything you could possibly muster up.
Don't be the one that says "I wish I had done more"
Sea Shepherd @SeaShepherd
Taiji: Both pods have been herded under tarps in the killing cove! We are LIVESTREAMING at Dec3 7:15am

Send a Fax For the Dolphins of Taiji

Use your Google Tranlator and send a message to Taiji!
The world is watching. Stop killing dolphins! 
Release the dolphins!
2 free faxes per day!!
Important Taiji Phone numbers and Email addresses Please make sure that you bookmark this link.
Use the free 2 fax a day link at the bottom of this page.
Taiji Whale Museum
Phone: 81-73-559-2400 or 81-73-559-2487
Fax: 81-73-559-3823
Mr. Yoshiki Kimura, Governor of Wakayama Prefecture
E-mail: or&
Phone: 81-73-441-2034
Fax: 81-73-423-9500
Taiji Mayor Kazutaka Sangen @ City Hall
Phone: 81-73-559-2335
Fax: 81-73-559-2801
Fisherman’s Union - (this is who issues the slaughter Permits)
Mr Hirofumi Seko
Yoshifumi Kai, Sales Manager
Phone: 81-73-559-2340
Fax: 81-73-559-3018
Dolphin Base Resort - This is where the trainers keep the Dolphins and their swim with Dolphins Programs.
Phone 81-73-559-3514
Fax: 81-73-559-2810

Prime Minister of Japan
Bottlenose in the cove!
Sea Shepherd @SeaShepherd
Taiji: Boats are still driving 2nd pod at horizon- 1st pod are terrified waiting within killing cove- juveniles not doing well! #tweet4taiji Bottlenose most wanted by marine parks!! Captivity pays for the slaughter! Don't buy a ticket!

Friday, November 30, 2012

After being held for interrogation for 48 hours at the Kansai Interna
tional Airport in Osaka, Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Thomas Gainard was denied entry into the country and is now on a plane back to Australia. Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Andy Romanowski has just arrived safely in Taiji. We have no additional information to report at this time as we are awaiting further news on his situation.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  • 渋谷区神宮通公園

  • 東京内にて捕鯨とイルカ猟に反対するデモを行います。
    参加希望の方は、まずはAction for marine mammals~海洋哺乳類を守る会~への

    Against dolphin/whale hunt rally will take place at Shibuya,Tokyo.
    We're going to meet at Jingudouri Park and walk around Shibuya station peacefully.
    Feel free to bring your own placard,video camera,music instrument,stuffed animal suit or any goods to show that you do not agree hunting.
    It's going to be the first demo against whaling in Japan:)
About half of pod killed this morning. No accurate numbers yet. Remaining pilot whales still trapped in cove.


Petition by

Save Misty The Dolphin

Taiji, Japan

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

'Roo slaughter 'cruelest in world'

While I too would like to see the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji come to an end, I feel I must correct a number of misstatements made by Ms. Bowen-Saunders regarding the treatment of kangaroos in Australia.
About kangaroo killing, Ms. Bowen-Saunders says: "I have heard the Japanese defend whaling and dolphin murder by saying Australia is hypocritical for killing kangaroos. This is done, however, when numbers have exploded, the animals have eaten all available food and are often starving. They are shot quickly and cleanly by professional shooters. The majority of the time there is no suffering, and the culls are regulated.
"They are not murdered slowly en masse. Almost all Australian wildlife is protected, and culling is done as a last resort, not for annual amusement."

The killing of kangaroos in Australia is the world's largest land-based animal slaughter. The Australian government has sanctioned the commercial killing of over 5 million kangaroos in 2012 alone. Rather than being "a last resort", kangaroo killing is undertaken on a huge scale and for significant commercial gain. It forms the basis of a multimillion-dollar skin and meat industry.

It is important to note that the annual kangaroo quota does not include the baby kangaroos (joeys) killed when their mothers are shot. Female kangaroos often have a joey in their pouch, as well as one at their feet. It is estimated that each year over 1 million joeys are either killed by shooters or left to die of starvation, predation or exposure. Joeys are decapitated, shot or clubbed to death.

Nor does the quota include the kangaroos left in the field because they have not been shot cleanly (and therefore cannot be accepted for processing) or that escape injured and later die. The relevant codes of practice require that kangaroos be shot in the head, but this does not always happen.
Former kangaroo shooter David Nicholls has said: "The mouth of a kangaroo can be blown off and the kangaroo can escape to die of shock and starvation. Forearms can be blown off, as can ears, eyes and noses. Stomachs can be hit, expelling the contents with the kangaroo still alive. Backbones can be pulverized to an unrecognizable state, etc. Hind legs can be shattered with the kangaroo desperately trying to get away on the other or without the use of either. To deny that this goes on is just an exercise in attempting to fool the public."

It is estimated that each year between 120,000 and 1 million kangaroos are mis-shot in this way (unfortunately, due to lack of monitoring a better estimate is not available). It is no wonder Australian animal protection advocates have called kangaroo killing "the cruelest wildlife slaughter in the world."
The quota also does not include the kangaroos shot for recreation. Yes, Australians do shoot kangaroos for their "amusement," including after a few beers. These shooters are not professionals and they do not undergo competency testing, so the animals are even more likely to suffer a painful death.

The fact that kangaroo killing is regulated means little. Policing and enforcement are almost nonexistent because the killing occurs in numerous remote parts of Australia under the cover of night.

There are many similarities between the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji and the killing of Australian kangaroos. In both cases, the animals are killed for their meat or as "pest control," and in both cases they suffer terribly. In terms of scale, however, the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, while horrendous, pales in comparison to the bloodbath taking place in Australia.

As Australians we should not be seeking to defend the killing of kangaroos, or to downplay the extent to which it occurs. If we are horrified by the killing of dolphins in Japan, we should be equally (if not more) appalled by the killing of kangaroos in Australia. We should be pleading with our governments and fellow Australians "Stop the annual kangaroo massacre, make your children proud."
Numazu, Shizuoka

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Marineland FYI

Too Much Tuna Means Too Much Mercury For Kids « CBS Philly

Too Much Tuna Means Too Much Mercury For Kids « CBS Philly
A member of anti-whaling group arrested
NHK Wakayama 2012/10/09

A German member of Sea Shepherd was arrested in Taiji, Wakayama, where whaling season began last month, for hanging down from the whaling monument displayed in a park and damaging it.

The person arrested is a German member of anti-whaling group "Sea Shepherd", Nils Greskewitz (25), who profess himself to be a gardener.

According to police investigation, Greskewitz is suspected of the damage of property for damaging the harpooon of the whaling monument displayed in Taiji "Whale Beach Park" by hanging down from it at around pm 4:30 on the 8th October.

It is reported that Greskewitz is stating that he did not intend to damage the monument.

Greskewitz was walking around the monument with several foreigners in the evening of the 8th October, and the police is further investigating the situation at the time.

In Taiji, the drive fishery of whales and dolphins has began in last month, and the police had been taking precautions against obstructive actions of anti-whaling groups, such as setting up a temporary police box.

According to another member of Sea Shepherd, Greskewitz hung down from the monument while they were taking photos of whale facilities.

During the police investigation, Greskewitz stated that he did not intend to damage the monument.

A female member of Sea Shepherd (Melissa Sehgal) said "It was a careless mistake, he was regretting what he had done was wrong." The affected Taiji town is considering a civil suit, the Mayor Kazutaka Sangen said "It was an act that denies our history, which we cannot condone. We know people have different opinions and appeals, but they should humbly reconsider their conduct resorting to violene or damaging properties."

Friday, September 28, 2012

Australia Koala has a difficult rescue

As a child my sister and i spent our days what seemed like a magical forest. Our house in the country had no neighbours accept the wild animals who lived in the beautiful forest which stretched out as far as the eye could see behind our home.  Being that we were secluded from playing with other children, on weekends  we would throw a "survival pack" over our shoulders and head for the forest and disappear trying to make friends with the animals until dark. I remember all those beautiful animals...the cheeky fox...the graceful hooping crane standing proudly in the river...the dashing deer...the mysterious wolf, etc. Those were peaceful happy memories that still tug at my heart. Sometimes i would get lost in the deep forest on purpose as i found it adventurous.   However, i always knew that once i came across the River and followed it North that would lead me home.

Looking back, Mother nature taught me a lot. The self discovery  found in that forest gave me a confidence that later led to my many past achievements and goals in my sports career.

We eventually moved to Caledonia, a town a few miles down the hwy.  Our new back yard was no longer that magical forest with animals running wild, instead it was replaced with children running wild....playing on the streets. As exciting as it was to have human friends i was missing and yearning my animal friends.

Over the years as we drove past the house, I began to see trucks moving in on the land. After that, i saw that magical forest  slowly slip away and disappear as the development took over. It was sad to think of what became of my forest friends and where they would go? It shaped my views on our world...and the need to be gentle with nature.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Modern Meadow

Applying latest advances in tissue engineering to create meat and leather without the need to raise, slaughter and transport animals.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement asks for the public's help in determining who fatally shot a dolphin found off Elmer's Island, Louisiana. If you have information on the shooting, please call NOAA's enforcement hotline at 1-800-853-1964 as soon as possible. Tips may be left anonymously. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the dolphin's death.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Taiji floats plan to create whale zoo | The Japan Times Online

Taiji floats plan to create whale zoo | The Japan Times Online

Friends of Michael Q Todd

Michael Q Todd is well know in the Socail Media World for his generosity of spirit and his genuine desire to help eveyone who reaches out to ask for his guidance.  His positive attitude and energy are infectious. 

 I have personally known MQ as I affectionatly call him for almost 3 years.  We have worled  together for 18 months on a Dolphins Love Us Campaign to bring awareness to the horrors that dolphins and small whales suffer in Taiji, Japan at the infamous Killing Cove.

 Michael was visiting Taiji Japan, on Sunday September 16th, where the infamous killing cove is located where thousands of dolphins and whales are brutally captured and slaughtered every year. 

Michael was in Taiji on a campaign . The campaign hired Michael as the core Japanese interpreter for a Canadian documentary. He was asked to produce his passport.  He is in Japan on a Visa and it has run out. He was arrested and has been remanded to a Detention Centre until his case is heard.

Michael is a causality in the hyper-police atmosphere making up Taiji, Wakayama for the dolphin hunt from Sept to March every year.

Michael is in the process of trying to get his visa extended and because the paper work has been misplaced by the Japanese Government and he had no documents, the police arrested him on Sunday Morning,

What We Need & What You Get

He is currently being held in a Detention Centre and urgently needs financial assistance to hire a lawyer in Japan . Without a lawyer, no one can speak to him for the next 18 days.

We believe that his case will be decided within the next 10 days.

If Michael is deported then he will need finances to pay for where-ever country he heads to.  If he is deported then he will not be able to apply to return to Japan for 7 years.  Michael has met the love of his life in Japan, he has roots there as well, other family members.

 The estimate for costs is hard to really determine but we will aim for around $10,000. US

This is simple.  Any amount that you can donate to help MQ will truly help him.

The funds raised thru this campaign will go directly to assisting the legal fees the Michael will require, any overages will be donated to the campaign that we have been working on for almost 2 years ..saving the dolphins in Taiji, Japan

The Impact

Any amount that you can donate to help MQ will truly help him.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

  • Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about your campaign.
  • Remind them to use the Indiegogo share tools!

And that’s all there is to it.

Monday, September 17, 2012

For the Love of the Seals ♥ Par Amour pour les Phoques

Japan Escalates Politically Motivated Attacks Upon Eco-Hero Captain Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd

Interpol Issues Second ‘Red Notice’ for Sea Shepherd Founder and Renowned Marine Conservationist
Captain Paul Watson
Captain Paul Watson
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — September 16, 2012 — Interpol reports it has issued a second ‘red notice’ to its member nations for Captain Paul Watson — iconic marine conservationist and founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and focus of the hit docu-reality TV series “Whale Wars.” This notice was issued at Japan’s request and was clearly filed in retribution for the eco-hero and his nonprofit’s successful interventions against Japanese whaling in an established, internationally designated whale sanctuary.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

We are about to die and we need your help please..

Jus getting ready to go down to the cove, Weather has been bad through the night but it has stopped raining now. Hate the feeling I have in my stomach, dreading today. Watching people laugh and tell each other jokes as a family of beautiful animals is put to the sword is too hard to take.... I feel physically sick about it. All my work with animals over decades still doesn't prepare you for what is about to happen. Wish I could get a cuddle from my beautiful wife and lay with Pickle to get some strength. This day is evil.....
Stay strong everyone x

He kept looking at me and I kept telling him what a 
wonderful animal he was, I wanted to gather them up
and push them back out to sea. I felt so useless again... — at Planet Japan.

September 7 ·


Today was horrible

Tomorrow in this land that time forgot will be a bloodbath in the shadow of Auschwitz (whale museum) screams will ring out of the cove and the world will have to listen to them because they must affect every soul on this planet. Everybody has to know what is happening here or these animals die in the dark alone..... Never think that your calls and faxes, e-mails fall on deaf ears, they don't! we can stop this but we have to be united......... we cannot cut nets, blow up boats or bang drums but we can speak for the animals because boy do they need us to talk now!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

All dolphins have been released,
 they now have freedom, they are being
 banged out to the ocean.
Martyn Stewart
There is a baby that has been separated from its mother
 and it is going absolutely crazy! This is hell to watch 
I want to run in the water and help it, the local people watch and laugh.
 Up to now I see 4 gone into captivity. So bloody sad!!
This is horribly wrong!!

Japanese Coast Guard assists Taiji dolphin hunters
These are activities from the 10th and 11th of...
Martyn Stewart 2:20pm Sep 11
These are activities from the 10th and 11th of September, Taiji. Japan.
 in all, around 39 bottlenose dolphins were involved. 
Some went into captivity, others were driven back to sea
and the remaining 30 are in the cove this day of the 
of September as I write this. Please share far and wide, 
don't just click like. If you want to help the dolphins
 we have to be proactive. You are the voice of the voiceless.
From: Martyn Stewart

A young baby dolphin, confused and distraught clings onto its mother looking for comfort. Today another 24 bottle nose dolphins were driven into the cove. September 11th 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Difficult day today for the dolphins left...
Martyn Stewart 3:54pm Sep 10
Difficult day today for the dolphins left overnight in the cove. Who 
knows their fate! Just off out now to be there, 04:52am.
Whatever happens is a bad day for the pod that had its life and family stripped from them in the most awful circumstances. Please make

sure today you keep hitting these embassies and consulates with your messages. Together we can be the voice of the helpless.
Horrible day for the dolphins. Two separate pods were driven in. One into the cove where they still remain, another netted off shore after a 6 hour fight. Some from there were then taken to the cove others were let go. I can't even begin to comprehend everything that happened today and what those poor dolphins have gone through.......

Bottlenose dolphin capture, Taiji. September 10th 2012

From: Martyn Stewart

Today, September the 10th a pod of bottle nose dolphins were driven to the cove, Taiji. Half the pod escaped but were caught and netted after 3 hours of fighting. This dolphin was manhandled and taken back to sea....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

11 killing boats have headed out this morning.
Cool people looking for solutions:-)
Password: smab1132

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tears are not a sign of weakness, they are a sign of a Pure Heart. Only the strong show their true genuine feelings. - HBD♥

Photo - Activist crying over deceased Yangtze "finless" porpoise.
Original Source - Unfo
d. ♥

Pilot whales before their death - The Cove, Taiji Japan

Friday, September 7, 2012

Rare Dolphin Ritual Captured on Film

Pilot Whales Being Slaughtered Today

The pilot whales captured offshore Taiji yesterday
 are now being murdered in the killing cove. 
Access to document the brutality has been cut off 
 since the Mayor of Taiji barricaded a tsunami evacuation zone
 known as "Tsunami Hill" which was our last vantage point 
of seeing inside the killing cove. 
However, people on the street can hear the pilot whales screaming
 as they're being pulled to the shallows and stabbed.
We have a loooong day and night ahead of us but it's 
nothing compared to what the pilot whales in the cove 
will be going through. Breaks my heart

Thursday, September 6, 2012

By Steven Thompson 10:03pm Sep 6
With a baby pilot whale in the Cove confirmed, our next step is clear. Please call any Japanese outlet and demand that at least the baby and
his mother be saved. Killing a baby even in a hunt is murder.
At the Taiji Cove, there has been a capture of pilot whales with a baby among them. I'm not sure on numbers just yet. They will be held at least until tomorrow, when potential buyers from aquariums will come to inspect them. If, after up to five days, no sale offers are made, the whales will be killed for meat. Toxic meat.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

By Steven Thompson 

The Taiji Police are already accusing dolphin activists of "disrupting business". This is something that, from my knowledge, they have never done and don't plan to do. This is also a serious crime in Japan.
We must be prepared for official accusations and serious jail time this year. The issue of posting videos is also a crime but I don't know the punishments. I also cannot imagine how it would
be inforced. Guardians and Monitors and independent activists, please realize we are dealing with a big ego: Mr. Hideto Ueda. Please get to know him. He is certainly getting to know you.
Temporary police box opened with patrol group staff increased
Mainichi Shinbun 2012/8/24

On the 23rd August, Wakayama police held an opening ceremony of the temporary police box built in front of Hatajiry bay in preperation for the actions
of anti-whaling groups.

"It is expected that anti-whaling groups try to disrupt the business and post videos. We will not tolerate unlawful acts, we will strictly deal with such acts based on law and evidence. With price and sence of duty, you have to maintain the order so that the town residents can live without concerns," Hideto Ueda, chief of Wakayama police, said.

The temporary police box is the base for lookout and information gathering, divided into three groups; security patrol, information/evidence gathering, mobile watch. The security patrol group was increased to 12 from 9 last year. After the opening ceremony, they started patrolling with two police bikes and 6 cars.
thank you to Sayaka Nakamura for kind translation!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fisheries investigating killing of dugong at Ifira

Thank you for spreading the word about Vanuatu Daily Post.
The Director of Fisheries Department, Moses Amos, has confirmed that eye witnesses have witnessed a dugong (Sea Cow) being killed on the Southern end of Ifira Island on July 18 (Wednesday) in the morning.
Mr Amos stated: “It has been said that those involved claimed for it being caught on their fishing nets and also eating the fish off their nets which is not true on the dugong’s part as its main diet does not include fish or any meat but rather sea grass and algae.

“The Department of Fisheries is well aware of the incident and is further investigating the matter.
“Members of the public are hereby advised that according to the Fisheries Act Cap 315 No. 55 of 2005 dugongs are classified as “Marine Mammals” and Section 37 subsection (1) states that A person must not kill, harm, harass, take or move any marine mammal in the Vanuatu Whale Sanctuary.
“Also according to the Fisheries Act, “Vanuatu Whale Sanctuary” means all Vanuatu waters, therefore such actions are condemned under national legislation, international treaties and conventions on the protection of marine life.

“Members of the public should be made aware that dugongs, dolphins, porpoises and whales are endangered species and need utmost protection from harm and danger.
“Since Vanuatu has now become a popular tourist destination it would be unwise to not take precautionary measures to protect and conserve our wildlife whether on land or at sea.
“The penalty of breaching this Act is a fine for not more than Vatu 50,000,000 or a term of imprisonment not more than 2 years or both.

“Ignorance of the law is not a defense, inexcusable and cannot be tolerated. Let this be a warning to the Vanuatu population that killing, harming, harassing, taking or moving any marine mammal in Vanuatu waters is prohibited.

“Therefore conservation and protection of our marine resources is everyone’s business for our present and future generation,” Fisheries Director Mr Amos said.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012

Attorney for Captain Paul Watson Confirms the Activist has Departed Germany

Sea Shepherd Has Learned Japan May Also Be Seeking To Extradite Watson
news_120725_1_1_BV_PaulWatson_portrait_2_9635After three days of speculation surrounding his whereabouts, German legal counsel for Captain Paul Watson has confirmed the marine conservationist has departed Germany and is in an undisclosed location.
“Captain Watson’s attorney reports he has left Germany,” said Susan Hartland, Administrative Director of Sea Shepherd. We have reason to believe from a reliable source that, once in Costa Rica, the Japanese Government may have sought extradition of Captain Watson to Japan to answer charges related to obstructing their illegal whaling activities in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. We have no further information and are not in touch with him. We will do our best to provide more details as we learn more. We will post any new information as it arrives and we are able to confirm its validity."

Captain Watson had been detained in Germany for 70 days despite thousands of letters of support sent to the German Ministry of Justice from the public, celebrities, politicians and other luminaries arguing for his release. He was arrested in Frankfurt on May 13th on a 10-year-old warrant from Costa Rica while en route to Cannes, France. He was being detained in Germany for extradition to Costa Rica for an alleged “violation of ships’ traffic,” which occurred during the 2002 filming of the award-winning documentary, “Sharkwater.” The specific incident took place on the high seas in Guatemalan waters, when Sea Shepherd encountered an illegal shark-finning operation run by Costa Rican vessel, the Varadero. On order of Guatemalan authorities, Sea Shepherd instructed the crew of the Varadero to cease their shark-finning activities and head back to port to be prosecuted. While escorting the Varadero back to port, the tables were turned and a Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to intercept the Sea Shepherd crew. To avoid the Guatemalan gunboat, Sea Shepherd then set sail for Costa Rica, where the crew uncovered even more illegal shark-finning activities in the form of dried shark fins by the thousands on the roofs of industrial buildings.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Support Camille

Camille Marino is a passionate and uncompromising animal activist,  On Saturday, Feb. 4th, while attending a peaceful anti-vivisection demonstration and commemoration of two monkeys who were tortured to death at the University of Florida, Camille was arrested on charges related to her campaign against notorious vivisectionist, Donal O’Leary, an animal experimenter at Wayne State University in Michigan.

For over two decades, Donal O’Leary’s experiments have been found by The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) to be in “serious violation” of the Animal Welfare Act (USA). The PCRM has asked federal regulators to investigate the private laboratory of  O’Leary, for his ongoing torture of dogs, which the PCRM describe in their Petition for Enforcement as “unrelieved agony”. Please take a minute to let the President of Wayne State University, Allan Gilmour, know that you want him to immediately halt the use of dogs in the university’s ongoing and inhumane heart experiments, by using PCRM’s online form.
The following is an example of what Donal O’Leary did, with American tax dollars, to one sad, abandoned and frightened ‘shelter’ dog, a Dalmatian named Queenie:
“According to medical records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Queenie’s chest was cut open so experimenters could install devices inside her. After a second major surgery to implant more instruments, she was forced to run dozens of treadmill experiments with catheters protruding from her body and incisions leaking bodily fluids, causing pain and distress. Hypertension was induced by reduction of blood flow to her kidneys. On June 29, 2010, Queenie — a former companion animal obtained from a Michigan animal shelter — was killed in the laboratory, after one of the devices broke and retracted into her body.”
Outraged by the dogs’ terrible suffering, Camille posted news and details of O’Leary’s heinous experiments on her website, Negotiation is Over (NIO). O’Leary used his blood money, purchased on the misery and death of hundreds of innocent dogs, to obtain a court order directing Camille “not to post anything about [O'Leary] on websites or other social media sites”. Given that details of  Donal O’Leary’s personal information could be easily obtained from elsewhere on the internet, the ruling was absurd. This is further underscored by the fact that published media reports of his atrocities also were – and are – readily available online. In addition, Camille has never set foot in Michigan nor caused any action to occur in Michigan, which makes the judge’s decision that Michigan has legal jurisdiction over Camille highly problematic and vulnerable to appeal. More importantly, the ruling was a direct violation of Camille’s constitutional rights under the First Amendment.
Camille spent a month of brutal incarceration and extradition from Florida to Michigan, until she was finally released on $500 bond on March 5th. Her next court date is scheduled on Wednesday, May 2nd at 1:30 PM. Camille could face a long, costly, and protracted trial. The vivisection complex is a powerful conglomerate comprised of industry, corporations, law and government. She is going to need our full support in meeting this challenge, so please help by publicizing her case, exposing the evils of vivisection, and by donating generously to her legal defense fund!
In addition to supporting Camille’s legal defense, it is imperative that we organize to expose the barbaric and sadistic acts inflicted on innocent animals by Donal O’Leary. Animal lovers, advocates and activists alike have vowed not to give up their fight for these dogs! It is the vivisectors, like O’Leary, who are the real criminals and it is they, not Camille, who must be brought to justice!
Please check out the links on this site for more detailed information and ideas on how you can help. Please watch and share our video describing Camille and her noble battle for total liberation of animals, including humans. If you live in Michigan, Please join our campaign to end O’Leary’s reign of terror at Wayne State University.
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