The last time we posted a story about this group, they were keeping Misty, a captured dolphin from Taiji, Japan’s infamously bloody cove, segregated in a filthy unfiltered tank. Your actions and protest were instrumental in getting the Dolphin Base to move Misty to a clean tank with other dolphins. Let’s do it again and put pressure on these dolphin traders to clean up their act. – Global Animal
Japan – After almost 24 hours since being pulled from the water, three Pacific White Sided Dolphins are clinging to life onboard a truck that is now trapped in a blizzard.
Since the start of the dolphin hunting season, members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have been closely reporting on the brutal slaughter and capture of wild dolphins at the infamous Cove in Taiji.
Yesterday the three dolphins were lifted from sea pens where they were being held. They were sedated, packed with ice into wooden crates, and loaded into the back of a truck by handlers from the infamous Dolphin Base, international exporter of dolphins from Taiji.
Sea Shepherd activists followed the truck, expecting it to deliver the dolphins to Osaka Airport for transit abroad. Instead, the truck with its live cargo continued north. In a snowstorm, it hit a guardrail stopping it in its tracks.
News broke of the incident after details spread across the social networking site Facebook, promoting thousands into contacting Japanese embassies worldwide to report the incident and request assistance.
No details of a rescue plan have so far come to light.
To register your outrage, contact your Japanese embassy or call the Dolphin Base directly:
Hotel Dolphin Resort
Wakayama Prefecture 649-5172,
JapanTel: +81 0735 59 3514 Fax +81 0735 59 2810