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Thursday, September 20, 2012

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.

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