US/Japan Slaughtering Tens of Thousands !!
or Japan Dolphin Day: A Moment of Truth !!!
"ALL the evidence speaks that Dolphins are more human,
have greater personas, than homo sapiens sapiens."
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A worthy cause! Love, Dayu
From: Penelope Smith [penelope@...
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 11:49 PM
Dear Animal Lover,
Below is the latest update from Ric O'Barry, Marine Mammal Specialist,
about the Japan Dolphin Day demonstrations at Japanese embassies
around the world on October 8 at noon local time. Here is a summary
of the event from previous e-mails so you are completely informed on
this important event.
I am participating in the San Francisco embassy demo at Noon on
October 8. The dolphins and whales have communicated that this
event is pivotal in raising humanity's consciousness and will have a
positive impact on millions of people to end all slaughter.
Those who cannot be at the Japanese embassy demonstration in-person
are asked to hold vigil with prayer and meditation on October 8 at Noon
your local time for the enlightenment of all connected to the dolphin
slaughter. The waves of positive energy from this united intention hour
after hour may have unpredicted benefits for many beings.
Here is a suggested prayer, chant, song for you and friends to unite
with. It came to me from uniting with the dolphins near Japan and all
over the world:
From the heart of the Dolphin Mind, may we be united and in peace.
From the heart of the Dolphin Mind, may we all be enlightened and live
in harmony together.
From the heart of the Oceanic Mother, may all beings, all species,
all life honor and support each other in peace.
From the heart of Mother Earth, may we awaken to our highest fulfillment in
love with all beings.
From the heart of Dolphin, Whale, Ocean, Earth and the deepest heart of our
own life, may we live as One.
Japan Dolphin Day, October 8th, 2005: Protest the Slaughter
WHAT: An international day of protest has been organized to urge the
Japanese authorities to ban the slaughter of dolphins.
WHEN: October 8th, 2005 Noon local time (wherever you are)
WHY: Every year, fishermen in Japan hunt and kill about 20,000 dolphins and
other whales in the most brutal way imaginable. This is the largest massacre
of dolphins anywhere in the world. The fishermen say they kill the dolphins
primarily as a form of "pest control." They say the dolphins eat too many
fish, and that they are simply eradicating the competition. We need to let them
know that these crimes against nature are unacceptable to the rest of the
world. Help us send a powerful message to the Japanese dolphin hunters
and their government: STOP THE DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER.
OUR GOAL: Our goal is to make this the biggest global protest against the
dolphin slaughter in history.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Everyone! This event is not limited to animal
protection organizations. NGOs, schools, music bands, various clubs, businesses and
concerned citizens are encouraged to show up. Please
contact your friends and neighbors, local schools, civic clubs and anyone
else you can think of. Ask people to join us at noon on October 8th at a
Japanese embassy or consulate office near you.
HOW: It's simple. Click on the link below. It will take you to a list of
Japanese embassies around the world. Choose one and let them
know how you feel about the dolphin murder/genocide:
Addresses of US embassies and consulate offices can be found here:
OR: Take a look at the list below. Is a protest being organized in a city
you can travel to? If so, join them. We need TENS OF THOUSANDS of
non-violent, peaceful protesters in front of Japanese embassies around
the world on October 8th.
Please read the update from Ric O'Barry below. Thank you for caring about
the dolphins and us all.
Penelope Smith _www.animaltalk.net_ (http://www.animaltalk.net/)
Anima Mundi Incorporated, PO Box 1060, Point Reyes, CA 94956 (415)
663-1247 Fax (415) 663-8260
----- Original Message -----
From: _Richard O'Barry_ (mailto:ricobarry@...)
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 12:45 PM
Subject: Japan Dolphin Day: A Moment of Truth
Japan Dolphin Day: A moment of truth for Japanese dolphin lovers
By Ric O'Barry, One Voice-France
Every year from September through April with approval of the US and Japan
governments --many Japanese fishermen ---in selected hidden villages -- eradicate more
than 20,000 dolphins and other whales in the most brutal way
imaginable. This is the largest deliberate massacre of dolphins anywhere
in the world. The fishermen have said they kill our dolphin sister/brothers
primarily as a form of "pest control." They say dolphins eat too many fish
and business needs to eradicate the competition.
If the fishermen didn't get a permit from Tokyo, they would have to stop the
killings immediately. The fisherman told us they would then switch to
fishing for lobster or something similar. One of the younger fishermen in Taiji
said the younger generation of fishermen don't really want to murder dolphins
any longer. It's only the older guys who want to continue the practice.
We need to let the Japanese authorities know that these cruel and inhumane
dolphin massacres are unacceptable to the rest of the world. Therefore, our
coalition has initiated a world-wide protest to send a powerful message to the
Japanese government: STOP THE DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER.
The Japanese government and the fishermen say dolphin hunting is part of
Japanese culture. In reality, however, the majority of the Japanese population
doesn't know the dolphin slaughter exists. If they knew, they would help us
stop it. Our team has traveled to Japanese fishing villages several times to
document and expose the dolphin massacres to the Japanese people, and
the fishermen have done all they can to hide their bloody work from our
cameras. They don't want the Japanese people to know the truth. "It's none
of their business," are their exact words.
Our Japanese colleagues tell us that pressure on the government from
concerned citizens can stop the dolphin slaughter. We believe this to be a
good strategy -- and a peaceful one, too. So why not give the Japanese
decision-makers some serious media pressure from outside and inside
of Japan? The goal is to make this the biggest global protest against the
annual dolphin slaughter in history, and we hope that everyone who is
opposed to the dolphin slaughter will show up for a peaceful demonstration
on October 8th. This includes people in Japan. We need your help in making
the international day of protest successful. It's time for all of the Japanese
people who respect nature to stand up and take action. There are many
groups in Japan who say that they "love dolphins and want to protect them."
THIS IS THEIR MOMENT OF TRUTH.
NOW is the time to abolish this cruel practice once and for all. If not now,
Please note that this will be an all-inclusive event. In other words, the
protests will not take place under the umbrella of any one group.
To pull this off, we need TENS OF THOUSANDS of non-violent, peaceful
protesters in front of Japanese embassies around the world. We also
need tens of thousands of Japanese people to take a stand on this
urgent issue. We suggest that Japanese NGOs get organized and hold
their own protests in the locations where you will be heard by the Nippon
media and, ultimately, the bankers who run the economy.
The event is not limited to animal protection groups, and we would like to
add some Japanese schools and civic groups to the list. Japanese children
should be educated about this issue and be given the opportunity to participate
in the global effort to stop the dolphin slaughter. What a great learning
experience for a child that would be, especially if they actually won as a
result of their efforts. The Japanese government and dolphin hunters expect
environmental/animal protection groups to protest the dolphin slaughter. They
don't, however, expect regular people to speak out. They especially don't expect
Japanese people to protest. This is why we are asking you to please contact
your friends and neighbors, local schools and civic clubs. Ask them to take a
stand on this urgent issue. Show up to protest the dolphin slaughter at 12
noon on October 8th.
More information: _www.savetaijidolphins.org_
LIST of PARTICIPANTS - Shouldn't your groups name be listed here?
*Action Against Poisoning ~ Den Haag
*Americas Whale Alliance ~ San Francisco
*Animal Defenders of Westchester ~ New York
*Animal Friends ~ Croatia
*Animalisti Italiani Onlus ~ Rome
*Animal Voices Radio, CIUT 89.5 FM ~ Toronto
*Anima Mundi ~ San Francisco
*Animals Voice.com ~ Seattle
*Animal Welfare Institute ~Washington DC
*Animanaturalis ~ Buenos Aires, Lima, Yucatan
*'Awha'y Moon ~ California
*Bite Back ~ Brussels
*Blue Voice ~ San Francisco
*Born Free Foundation ~ London
*British Divers Marine Life Rescue ~ London
*Campaign Whale ~ London
*Captive Animals Protection Society ~ London
*Captive Dolphin Awareness Foundation ~ Huston
*Catastrophes ~ London
*Cetacean Defense ~ London
*Cetacean Society International ~ New York
*Comarino ~ Mexico City
*Committee for a Dolphinarium-Free Belgium ~ Brussels
*Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting ~ New York
*Dolphin Encountours ~ Mozambique
*Dolphin Project ~ Miami
*Dolphin Protection Coalition ~ Vancouver BC
*Delphis ~ Rome
*Diana Thater Studio ~ Los Angeles
*Earth Island Institute ~ San Francisco, Manila, Solomon Islands
*EcoTerra ~ Nairobi
*EDEV ~ Den Haag
*Environmental Investigative Agency ~ London
*Fundacion Altarriba ~ Barcelona
*GAIA ~ Brussels
*Georgia Animal Rights and Protection ~ Atlanta
*Green Beings Animation Studio ~ San Francisco
*Guardios dos Animais ~ Brasilia
*Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society ~ Hong Kong
*HSUS ~ Washington DC
*In Defense of Animals ~ San Francisco
*International Animal Rescue ~ London
*Irish Seal Sanctuary ~ Dublin
*Last Chance for Animals ~ Los Angeles
*League Of The Last Days ~ WorldWide
*Marine Connection ~ London
*Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition ~ Boston
*Morigenos ~ Slovenia
*NYC Pigeon People ~ New York
*New York Whale and Dolphin Action League ~ New York
*NYC Wildlife Watch ~ New York
*Nomades des Oceans ~ Paris
*Ocean Defense International ~ San Francisco
*One Voice ~ Paris, Marseille, Strasburg, Miami
*Orca Network ~ Seattle
*Philippine Society for Animal Protection ~ Manila
*Rattle the Cage ~ Miami
*Re-Earth ~ Nassau
*Reseau-Cetaceas ~ Paris, Strasbourg
*Rio Rossellino Studio ~ Kaikoura, NZ
*RSPCA ~ London
*Sonoma People for Animal Rights ~ San Francisco
*Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ~ Vienna, Brussels, Paris, London, Den
Haag, Strasburg, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Miami, Portland, Los
Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Vancouver BC
*Sasha Farm ~ Detroit
*SHARK ~ Chicago
*Sea Flow ~ San Francisco
*Sea Vita ~ Caracas
*Sonic Cowboys ~ Miami
*SOS Grand Bleu ~ Marseille
*Thursdays Child ~ San Francisco
*United Action for Animals ~ New York
*WDCS ~ London
*Wellington Animal Rights Network ~ Wellington NZ
*Whale Workshop ~ London
*Wild Earth Foundation ~ Buenos Aires
*WSPA ~ London
*Zoo Check Canada ~ Toronto
"Eighty percent of success is showing up"
Marine Mammal Specialist
Miami Florida Office
More on Richard O'Barry: In the 1960s, O'Barry captured and trained
dolphins, including the five dolphins who played the role of Flipper in the TV
series. When Cathy, the dolphin who played Flipper most of the time, died in
his arms, O'Barry realized that capturing dolphins and training them to perform
silly tricks is simply wrong. He founded the Dolphin Project, dedicated to
freeing captive dolphins who were viable candidates and educating people
throughout the world to the plight of dolphins in captivity. He launched a
searing campaign against the billion dollar dolphincaptivity industry, telling
the public what was really going on at dolphin shows. Today, O'Barry is the
Marime Mammal Specialist for One Voice, a leading French animal protection group. To
recognize his contribution, in 1991 O'Barry received the
'Environmental Achievement Award' presented by the Committee for the
United Nations Environmental Program (US/UNEP). His books include
'Behind the Dolphin Smile' and ''To Free A Dolphin'.