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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!