I’ve been watching over the last few days, horrified, as events unfold in Taiji, Japan. The Livestream by Sea Shepherds shows the water turning red as they brutalize and slaughter a pod of 266 dolphins, just one of the year, which will eventually become 20,000 dolphin murders.
Been thinking about the things we can do to help, and so far this is a little of what I’ve come up with-
Boycott Japanese products. Money talks. Email the Japanese Prime Minister directly & let him know you’re boycotting his country’s goods, and why. If you prefer, here is his Facebook page.
Follow Sea Sheperds Cove Guardians on Facebook. They’re website has an entire page of things you can do to help.
Sign the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans This might seem silly, but it’s not: recently India signed this & made changes because of it. It’s huge news.
Make lots of noise on twitter & spread awareness with the #helpcovedolphins tag.
Watch The Cove, a documentary about this annual slaughter. Tell your friends. Tell strangers.
Tell people about how dolphins have names. Or how they have the memory spans of 20 years. Or how they appear to use complex math. Or about how they use sonar as a language. The more people understand what complex & beautiful creatures dolphins are, the more they will want to get involved.
But most of all, do what you can; all these little acts can create a great wave of action. Tell people about whats happening in Japan. Don’t assume they know about the slaughter. Most people don’t know. And make noise, lots and lots of noise, because that’s how we will win this fight.