(OCEANS/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Activist and race car driver, Leilani Münter, is adding fuel to a Tempe, Arizona event in support of Japan Dolphins Day. The event, which is set to correspond with the beginning of Japan’s annual dolphin drive hunt, commences on Friday. Münter joins a dedicated group of activists that hope to educate the world on the horrors of Japan’s hunts. Continue reading below to find out how Münter has aided dolphins in the past, and learn what’s in store for the event in Arizona. — Global Animal
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(ACTIVISM) SOUTH AFRICA — Each year, thousands of dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji on the south coast of Japan. Bottlenose dolphins are then pre-selected by trainers and sold for as much as $200,000 to marine parks all over the world such as Marineland, where the animals remain in captivity and are forced to perform circus acts for their entire lives. Aquariums defend their actions as “rescuing” animals, but in reality, the captive industry is subsidizing hunts which may not have been conducted otherwise. Today and May 25th, Ocean Watch SA is hosting a protest at uShaka Sea World to advocate for the rehabilitation and release of captive animals. Read on to learn more about Ocean Watch SA and sign the petition below telling uSkaka Sea World to retire their wild caught dolphins, Gambit and Frodo, ensure animals not disturbed after hours, stop breeding captive breeding programs, and only practice rehabilitation and release. — Global Animal
JAPANESE CONSULATES – Be heard! Protests against the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, will take place at Japanese embassies and consulates around the world on October 14. Contact info here…
Japanese fishermen said they will not kill any dolphins in September, but the slaughter will likely resume from October onward. A Sea Shepherd member on the ground in Taiji reports the latest.
TAIJI, JAPAN- Pods of dolphins have already been captured and locked in tiny pens, waiting for their transport to marine parks around the world, but it seems that protestors have prevented the slaughter of any dolphins so far. Will the presence of protesters and environmental agencies like Sea Shepherd prevent the killings entirely, or are the hunts to resume if activists back down?
While most already see the annual dolphin hunt as a horrific act, Hardy Jones says there’s more to hold against the slaughter than we already know. He argues that dolphins are so highly contaminated by marine toxins that they pose a serious threat to human and environmental health overall–so the Taiji villagers eating the dolphin may forced to stop, or fall ill and die first.