UNITED ACROSS THE ATLANTIC – LOLITA ORCA END CAPTIVITY NOW

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UNITED ACROSS THE ATLANTIC – LOLITA ORCA END CAPTIVITY NOW

This week on April Fools Day Miami and London united to rally against Lolita the Orca’s ongoing Captivity.

Lolita has become iconic in the fight against Cetacean captivity (Dolphins, Whales etc) for base and degrading entertainment and the general awareness through investigations such as “Blackfish” that Cetacean Captivity is the highest form of psychological torture that can be committed against a species that functions primarily around emotional family bonds. ( http://www.blackfishmovie.com/ )

Lolita has been kept in a tank that violates the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) standards for size requirements. APHIS is an operating unit of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In November 2011 Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), PETA, and three individuals filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to end the exclusion of Lolita from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of the Pacific Northwest’s Southern Resident Orcas. NMFS reviewed ALDF’s joint petition, along with the thousands of comments submitted by the public and found the petition merited. In February 2015, the NOAA announced it would issue a rule to include Lolita in the endangered species list. Although the Orca population that she was taken from is listed as endangered, as a captive animal, Lolita was specifically exempted from this classification.

Lolita has been reported to have raised 160 million Dollars in Profits for the Miami Seaquarium through there Orca entertainment program. There is no evidence, despite Global Animal Rights assertions that the reason for Lolita’s exemption, from being classified as endangered, is in any way linked to her ability to draw profits for the organisation.

Lolita is Miami Seaquarium’s main attraction. She has attracted global attention from animal rights groups and anti-captivity activists. In 2003 Lolita was the subject of the documentary Lolita: Slave to Entertainment in which many anti-captivity activists, most notably Ric O’Barry (former Flipper Dolphin trainer), argue against her current conditions and express a hope that she may be re-introduced to the wild. Protesters assert that the Seaquarium is treating Lolita cruelly.

Lolita is approximately 21 feet long and 7,000 pounds. Per the guidelines, the tank for a killer whale the size of Lolita must be a minimum of 48 feet wide in either direction with a straight line of travel across the middle. Lolita’s tank is only 35 feet wide from the front wall to the slide out (work island) barrier*. It is 20 feet deep at the deepest point and a mere 12 feet deep around the edges.

The Orca is a majestic creature exhibiting the highest levels of Emotional Intelligence, held to surpass Humanity and be equal to Dolphins : Find out more about Orca’s at “Whale Facts” http://www.whalefacts.org/orca-facts/

Global Animal Rights groups and Charities united to coordinated protests to raise awareness over the plight of  Lolita’s on going captivity at Miami Seaquarium and Arle Captial in London.

Arle Capital Investments have a direct link in the chain which keeps Lolita captive at Miami Seaquarium.

Palace Entertainments, owners of Miami Seaquarium and Lolita, is the US operating subsidiary of Parques Reunidos – a European based company. They are owned by Candover, a private equity fund which is managed by London-based Arle Capital Investments.

The Rally heavily supported by Mainstream Media, With the Independent and Daily Express running full page spreads on the campaign, and the Sunday Times investigative journalism, was a family friendly event intended to urge Miami Seaquarium and Arle Capital to allow Lolita to retire to a safe sanctuary to live out the remainder of her years and live as an Orca truly should be-FREE. FISHINABOX were invited to take a look at the London Rally in more detail, this is what we found at Arle Capital, London:

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Video speeches to be given by:
Howard Garrett – Orca Network, Tim Gorski – Director of Lolita: Slave To Entertainment, Dr Paul Spong – OrcaLab, Margaux Dodds – Marine Connection

https://www.facebook.com/josweb23/videos/863638023746015/

https://www.facebook.com/julie.selby.5/videos/10153472872651190/?autoplay_reason=ugc_default_allowed&video_container_type=1&app_id=350685531728

Rally Speaker:
Clive Martin – Founding Partner World Cetacean Alliance, Director Orca Rescues Foundation
Press and Interviews: Angela Lynch, Jo Phillips

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Want to find out more about the Lolita Campaign, Freebies and Funding, check the below links:

GLOBAL AWARENESS – http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/

FREE POSTER – http://josweb.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/lolita.jpg

Find out more – HISTORY / LINKS / INFO:

http://www.savelolita.org/

http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/features/lolita/

https://www.thedodo.com/lolita-orca-45-years-1301583008.html

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/20/killer-whale-lolita-orca-peta-miami-seaquarium-lawsuit

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-whale-lolita-idUSKCN0PU23C20150720

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STOP TAIJI New Hunt Season Sept ONE 2015 Death & Captivity

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STOP TAIJI – New Hunt Season Sept ONE 2015 Death & Captivity

On this Day, an extremely vocal 900 strong crowd gathered to protest Japan’s Dolphin Hunting Policies in London as well as other similar demo action all over the world. Ric O’Barry, The first man to train a Dolphin in Captivity (way back in the 1950/60’s) and now after living with and seeing the effects of captivity first hand, stands head of the Dolphin Project to break down all Dolphin Captivity and stop hunting was released from Police Custody in Japan. Storm weather stopped the first day of this seasons Dolphin hunt from going ahead (The Cove ran blue). Live video feeds were shared with Pamela Anderson from the Demo and Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild stood up as speaker.

Pressure has been constant on Social Media against the Hunt, any many activists sharing information have been targeted by right wing Nationalists in Japan keen to sidetrack the Japanese People into thinking awareness is an attempt at Racism and aimed at undermining the Government. FISHINABOX, in response, along with other Groups, have been heading of the political aggressors to ensure the general Public have access to information while the Main Media and Political elements continue a charade designed at watering down evidence. Main Media have at best trivialized the issue as anti Japanese and support the non disclosure of critical information regarding toxicity in Dolphin Meat, in arguments over cruelty and in distracting the Public form the money trail around the Captivity industry. Despite this support continues to grow and Japanese people are now out and protesting against the trade.

We can only hope that strong support globally and at Global Demos (from Manila to Canada) such as September 1 will provide them with a network to reach out to as one thing is sure, only when the Japanese People are able to rise up against intimidation to ignore the issue will the Japanese Government, finally review the industry. Short attempts to appease the Global community such as an insignificant reduction in the kill quota have not worked. The industry, for the rightful good health of the Japanese People and the protection of cetaceans against eradication and entrapment, needs to be shut down.

The Hunt Season is on, join the global protest or if Protesting is not your thing, then join the online groups such as Dolphin Angels and Empty the Tanks and add your voice to the campaign.

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CAPTIVITY KILLS – Global Protest日本 – EMPTY THE TANKS 捕獲、生体販売、拉致監禁に反対 

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CAPTIVITY KILLS – Global Protest Day – EMPTY THE TANKS 日本 – 

世界同時デモ –  捕獲、生体販売、拉致監禁に反対 – エンプティー・ザ・タンクス『水槽を空にせよ』日本

This week has seen a lot of protest activity over Dolphin, Whale Captivity and hunting. Aside from the annual bloodbath and horror of the Faroes Pilot Whale slaughter; of note was this weeks Global “Empty the Tanks” demonstration which now includes a highly active protest team in Japan (home of the notorious Taiji Cove and main global supplier of Dolphins into captivity). The Empty the Tanks Demo runs annually on June 6th and is in it’s third year.

2015年6月6日、イルカと鯨の捕獲、生体販売、監禁、イルカ追い込み猟に反対するデモが世界各地で行われました。今回で3回目を迎えたこの世界同時デモには、残虐なイルカ追い込み猟を行う太地町で知られている日本人活動家達も、このデモに積極的に参加しました。太地町のイルカ追い込み猟からは、たくさんのイルカが日本国内外へと生体販売されています。

EMPTY THE TANKS 2015 united groups in 19 countries and 55 cities, from as far out as Dublin to Dubai, Vancouver, Rio, Paris, to Japan, Belgium, Budapest, South Africa and all over the USA, all  in one common cause, to bring the Captivity of Cetaceans to an end on clear ground of Ethics. The breakthrough this years was in Japanese Support under the helpful and dedicated guide of Dolphin Angels JAPAN.

エンプティー・ザ・タンクス『水槽を空にせよ』、今回のデモには19カ国、55の都市が参加しました。ドバイ、バンクーバー、リオ、パリ、日本、ベルギー、プダペスト、南アフリカ、アメリカ合衆国内のたくさんの都市の活動家や市民が、共に世界に伝えたいメッセージは1つ!残酷な猟り、捕獲、生体販売、水族館のキャプティビティー(水族館の水槽に監禁する事)を禁止にする様に求めるものです。今回は特にドルフィン・エンジェルズ『イルカ天使』が日本の活動家をサポートしました。

Despite Global condemnation against the Industry, Japanese Government and Fisheries remain the main driver in favor of the support and continuation of dolphin hunting and captivity and officially rejects (without counter evidence) claims that Dolphin products are dangerous for Human consumption (Mercury poisoned) , and also disregards evidence (without counter investigation) showing drops in life expectancy, rising depression, pathology and suicide in Captive Cetaceans.  The Japanese Government Media Fishing Machine continues to aggressively shut down protest against Japanese profiteering from Cetacean mistreatment , citing grounds of public support and cultural rights.

世界規模の非難を受けているにも関わらず、日本政府と水産省はイルカ追い込み猟を支援し、 正式に(反証も無しに)イルカ肉商品が水銀濃度が高く人間の体に危険であるというクレームを(反証も無しに)拒否。水族館の水槽で飼われてるイルカや鯨の寿命が縮む事や、鬱病、自殺などの証拠を無視。日本政府はメディアを巧みに操作し、文化的権利と国民の支持を引き合いに出し、イルカや鯨の搾取に反対する抗議を攻撃的にシャットダウンし続けている。

Whats the problem with Dolphin / Whale Hunting and Captivity ?

どうして、イルカ猟・鯨猟、生体販売、水族館での監禁には問題があるのですか?

https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-dolphin-hunts

http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/features/ten-things-didnt-know-seaworld/

http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians/

FISHINABOX took at look at Dolphin Angels Japan 日本 who are driving the Empty the Tanks Campaign in Japan.

FISHINABOX は、Empty The Tanks Japan キャンペーンを先導しているドルフィン・エンジェル日本をみた!

Finding that the Government is not acting in the interests of the People of Japan, a number of aware citizens have been using Social Media to spread facts figures and concerns to the Japanese Public. As a result, despite exceptionally hard pressure from Security Services and laws that work against Protest in Japan;  Japanese People are starting to take to the streets against the industry.

日本政府が日本市民の利益の為に行動して無いので、意識のある市民は、ソーシャルメディアを使い事実を広めている。その結果、強い圧力と抗議側に不利に作用する法律があるにも関わらず、日本市民は声をあげ始めました。

Through a Global Cyber engagement campaign Dolphin Angels Japan 日本 have become the main gate to manage Japanese support on the ground, providing translation services and relaying, facts and information available in the west but otherwise suppressed by Main Media in Japan.

世界的なサイバーエンゲージメント・キャンペーン、ドルフィンエンジェルズ日本はその窓口となって、日本のサポートを実行している。翻訳サービスを提供、中継。日本メディアによって隠されているが、西洋では入手可能な事実と情報を提供している。

LIVING IN JAPAN ? Join the growing protest action

日本在住ですか?参加者募集中

世界同時デモ –  捕獲、生体販売、拉致監禁に反対 – エンプティー・ザ・タンクス『水槽を空にせよ』日本

https://www.facebook.com/events/373191666200013/

Japan’s Protest Group:

http://ameblo.jp/yayamin/theme-10062974720.html

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Battle for TAIJI Dolphins JAZA VOTE – 太地町のイルカ猟 との戦いは。水族館やシーワールドとの戦い。

Battle for TAIJI Dolphins JAZA VOTE – 太地町のイルカ猟 との戦いは。水族館やシーワールドとの戦い。

県太地町伝統追い込み漁で捕獲したイルカの水族館展示をめぐり、世界動物園水族館協会、が内部の倫理規範に違反するとして、日本動物園水族館協会 に改善・除名通告を行っていた問題で、都内でWAZA加盟継続の賛否を問う会員投票を行い、WAZA残留の投票が多数を占めた。関係者が明らかにした。

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JAZA (The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums) vote burst on to Media this week. Despite efforts in Japan to restrict any articles that criticize the Taiji Dolphin Trade, The global issue of a Japanese vote on whether to continue to take Dolphins from Taiji Cove could not be kept in the dark.

All responses from the Wakayama Taiji homestretch fishing Prefecture (unsurprisingly) were aggressively in support of the continuation of Dolphin Hunting and stated that the JAZA vote against, had been forced wholly  by the World Aquariums Association. Accordingly, most official Japanese mainland News reports stuck to , and in support of the Fishing Industry line that opposition to Dolphin hunting is based on a global racism against Japanese Fishing and Culture a number of press houses opened the story to discussion, or otherwise remained non judgmental of the Taiji Trade.

The People of Japan, (as in every other Country that promotes censorship on controversial Media) have limited access to the balanced facts around the Ethics and Danger over Dolphin Hunting, and, without a counter Media against the main Japanese press machine; public opinion will not shift against the hunt. Despite this, progress has been made on social Media where there is access to a number of global information campaigns over the hunt.

Support is growing on the ground As Japanese people, through Social Media, become more and more aware of the issues around Dolphin Driving in Taiji. Organizing direct action on the ground in Japan is particularly difficult due to, amongst other things, anti protest powers within the Japanese Police allowing demonstrators to be held in cells without charges for up to 28 days. Culturally in Japan, to be held this long will result in dismissal from places of work or colleges and make it exceptionally difficult to find re-employment. Public complaint is frowned upon at all levels of society. Restrictions on day to day living such as these help to dispel public protest at all levels.

There is no ONE, Country-wide, well financed animal rights Lobby in Japan to target campaigns. Though Global Support provides an umbrella for smaller groups on the ground. Smaller groups looking for Media Coverage of related campaigns are welcome to contract us at FISHNABOX and we can run News Press on your Campaigns. Just Inbox “FISHINABOX”.

While direct action is difficult, Japan responds exceptionally well to Media. Whoever owns the Media owns public opinion in Japan. Engage with the Japanese Public, help them see and understand the ethical issues and the health issues around farming Dolphin Meat in Taiji Cove.

The following (below noted) Protest Groups are seeking to raise awareness over the issues and a number of them are now starting to link in global campaigns combining to drive awareness globally and on the ground in Japan:

ACTION GROUPS: Dolphin Project / Dolphin Dreams / Cove Guardians / Fishinabox Records/ Care for the Wild / Born Free Foundation / Dolphin Angels / Captive Cetaceans / Boycott Seaworld / Blackfish Advocates ).

Seek out these online groups on Facebook or Twitter and add your voice to breaking the media black out on the Taiji Dolphin Trade. Japanese People are not getting access to all the facts and in order to voice issue against Taiji, they need your support to better understand the Global disagreement with the Dolphin Trade.

THIS WEEK – Public Outrage / Concern in Japan over Taiji: (Social Media Feed Comments)

殺処分停止を願います。 イルカ狩り反対、この日本で毎年9月から4月まで和歌山県太地町(たいじ町)でイルカ漁が行われている、残酷な狩りの様子はドキュメンタリー映画【ザ・コーヴ】を見れば分かります (I hope culling will stop. I am against Dolphin hunting , The Japan Wakayama Prefecture Taiji carry out dolphin fishing from September to April in Taiji. So very very cruel hunting , if you don’t know about it,then watch [The Cove] Film Documentary

日本の市民の皆さん、イルカ達を助けて下さい。世界が太地町のイルカ生体販売とイルカ漁を見ています。(Japanese people, please help the dolphins. The world is watching  the dolphin trade and fishing in Taiji.)

今再びイルカ漁が問題視されてるから「ザ・コーヴ」観たんだけど、あの行為を伝統だからという理由で続けちゃいけないなという感想を持った。伝統は受け継がれていくべきだという考えは少し頑固な考え方であって時には伝統を終わらせることも必要であると思う。とりあえずイルカ漁に反対ですね。(I watched “The Cove” again, and I am now of the impression that the hunting on grounds of tradition should be left alone . I think sometimes we need to forget about carrying on traditions , it is a stubborn way of thinking. I am opposed to the dolphin fishing now)

イルカ肉は、人間の消費には向いていないのですか?私たちは学校でそれを食べます!子どもによる毒の誤飲事故に注意 ?!!!??? (Dolphin meat, dangerous for human consumption? but we eat it at school ! so Children are accidentally eating poisons? !!! ???)

私たちの国の恥 ! 。イルカ肉は毒されています。日本人は毒殺イルカ肉についての真実を求めて!! (It will save Shame on our Nation. Dolphin meat has been poisoned. we want to know the truth about poisoned dolphin meat !!)

NHKによれば世界の水族館などへのイルカ輸出の9割以上を日本一国がやっていたわけか。これでは世界動物園水族館協会や動物愛護国際団体が怒るのも無理はないだろうと思う。(More than 90% of the dolphin exports come from Japan, such as the world of Aquarium NHK. It is not a surprise it upsets the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and animal welfare international organizations )

日本人は批判されていません。日本の漁業と政府が批判されています。日本人は私たちが腐敗を止める助けなければなりません。(Japanese people are not being criticized . The Japanese Fishery Business and government of Japan have been criticized. Japanese people must complain ! . )

(WAZA -) イルカ漁には基本的に反対だな。牛や豚の肉を食っていながら、ことさらイルカの肉を食うなとということではない。繊細な感情を持つ高等動物のイルカに苦しい思いをさせるな、とだけ言いたい。伝統・文化だからという説明では、残酷なイルカの殺戮を正当化できないと思う / イルカ漁 ((THE WORLD ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS) It’s basically opposed to dolphin fishing. While not eating cattle and pig meat, it does not mean that deliberately and Na eat the meat of the dolphin. Do not let the painful thought to dolphin of higher animals with delicate feelings, and I want to say only. In the explanation that because tradition and culture, I think that it can not justify the slaughter of the cruel dolphin / dolphin fishing))

Want to know more about TAIJI COVE DOLPHIN DRIVING and PROTEST ACTION ? 

WAZA vote – (English Language)External Press links:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/20/japanese-aquariums-vote-to-stop-buying-taiji-dolphins-hunt

http://www.discovery.com/dscovrd/wildlife/japanese-aquariums-break-ties-with-taiji/

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2015/05/20/jaza-votes-to-stop-buying-dolphins-captured-in-taiji-1691

http://dolphinproject.org/blog/post/jaza-votes-to-end-buying-taiji-dolphins

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/20/national/national-zoo-body-bans-using-taiji-dolphins/#.VWNwQ9Ltmkp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32822504

和歌山県太地町の追い込み漁  / イルカ追い込み漁  / 太地町のイルカ漁は

太地町のイルカ猟(イルカ漁)との戦いは、水族館やシーワールドとの戦い、野生動物の生体販売との戦い。苦悩する水族館

太地のイルカ、入手か否か 静岡県内水族館、影響を懸念。追い込み漁のイルカ入手続行か中止か、水族館苦悩 日本協会

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ニュース – ジャパン : 太地町 – Japanese News Report TAIJI COVE

ニュース – ジャパン : 太地町 – Japanese News Report TAIJI COVE: PREVIEW LINK

日本の捕鯨業界について、西欧の国々から聞こえてくるのはこんな声です。本翻訳は、日本語を母語とする方々に対し、(捕鯨に反対している)西欧側の意見をお伝えするためのものです。

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それでは皆さん、本日はなぜこのデモに参加されているのでしょう?
私達はイルカが何度も何度もおざなりな芸を繰り広げているのを見たいのでしょうか?それとも海で自由に泳ぎ回るイルカ達の姿がみたいのでしょうか?
きっとその質問に対し、ほとんどの人が「自由なイルカを見たい」と答えるでしょう。そして、水族館へ連れて行く以外の目的で捕らえられたイルカに対する無意味な殺りくについて、考えてみましょう。日本では未だイルカが食用として流通しているがために、彼らは捕獲され続けています。イルカ肉には水銀が含まれており有毒であるにも関わらず、日本では学校の給食にさえ出されることがあります。公立学校の子どもたちは、法で定められた給食を食べざるを得ません。彼らはイルカを殺りくするだけでなく、自分たちの子供にさえ毒を与え続けているのです。それが、私が今日ここにいる理由です。私は、自分たちが地球を、私達自信を破壊しているような気がします。仲間である動物たちとの平和を保てるようになるまでは、人間同士の平和を保てるわけがありません。動物たちは私達と同じように痛みを感じており、私達はこの現状を止めなければなりません。イルカのホロコーストを。

 

現代のイルカたちは未だかつて無い程の脅威に常にさらされています。海水汚染、漁業、そして気候変動。正確な頭数はわからなくとも、その数が急速に減少し世界各地でイルカが絶滅の危機に瀕していながら、日本のような国でも、CITESのような条約下でも保護対策がとられていないというのは、考えられないことです。
彼らが殺されていく様は、そして誰も残されたイルカの数等気にしていない様子は、侮辱でしかありません。そして、この現状を変えることなく、時間が経てば世界中がそのうち静まり返ってやり過ごせる、と考えている日本の思い通りにはさせません。

私は、この問題が今一度ニュースの目玉として取り上げられるようになったことを大変嬉しく思っています。しかし、この成果は新聞やテレビのお陰ではなく、この街にも世界中にもいるあなた達のような人々、そして益々影響力の高まっているソーシャルメディアのお陰なのです。この問題に対する怒りがツイッターやフェイスブックへの投稿を産み、それがアル・ジャジーラやBBCに、もう一度イルカ漁の問題をテレビを通じて発信させているのです。太地町や日本各地で、現在も行われているイルカ漁の恐怖を私達に伝えるために。
2009年に公開された”The Cove”は、オスカー賞に値するくらい素晴らしい映画でした。しかし、既にその公開から5年が経ち、私達の映画の記憶も薄れてきてしまいました。その中で、私達はこのイルカに対する絶対的な侮辱でしかない暴力を忘れずに、世界中のメディアにおける論点としてとどめ続けなければなりません。

太地町で今起きていることは、自然を大切にし、イルカのような知性の高い動物の保護や未来を考えている私達全員に影響を与えています。私がお伝えした通り、日本で毎年20,000頭ものイルカが殺されている中、そのうち2,000から3,000頭が太地湾でその生涯を終えます。 太地町については、様々な問題が取り沙汰されており、土着文化についてもたくさんの議論がなされています。先ほど、道端で会った友人が日本人は何故イルカ肉を食べる必要があるか全く理解できないのだから、我々はテロリストだと言っていました。イルカ肉はとても気味が悪く、誰も食べたいと思うようなものではありません。また、水銀も含まれていることから、体にもよくありません。そしてそのほとんどが、クジラ肉として日本の市場に出回っています。日本でも誰かがイルカ肉を食べたがるとは到底思えず、そのほとんどが犬の餌になってしまっているでしょう。これこそ、私達が伝えたいことなのです。殺されたイルカたちのほとんどが犬の餌へと姿を変えてしまっている。これは侮辱以外の何ものでもありません。

 

そしてその処刑方法は日本でさえもきまり悪く感じる程のものであることを、私達は、既に知っています。日本が防水シートや、バリアを使い、本当に起きていることから、公衆の目をそらそうとしていることも。それでも、彼らは、イルカ達が人道的な方法で殺されるよう努めると宣言しているのです。もう動物たちの首を切ったりしない、海を血でそめたりしないと。その代わり、彼らは人道的方法でイルカを水揚げした後、(真実とは異なるものの)死ぬまでの時間が短くて済むという理由だけで、ぞれぞれの個体の脊髄に刺を刺し、殺そうとしています。科学者や動物学者等の専門家によれば、そのような屠殺方法では、イルカたちは本当に死ぬまで想像を絶する痛みに7分間も耐えなければならないのです。それだけに留まらず、 捕獲されたイルカ達はこのような光景を目の当たりにしなければならないのです。社会的で知性の高いイルカ達が、仲間の殺されていく姿を目の当たりにしているのです。

このような屠殺方法は、世界中のどの牛舎でも行われていないのに、日本ではイルカに対して行うことが許されています。全くの侮辱です。こうして殺されていったイルカ達は一頭あたり600米ドル程の金額で取引されています。 もしもこれだけであれば、未だにイルカ漁を続けているような地域は存在しないでしょう。しかし、実はそこには慈善団体が注力し、自然愛の革を被った水族館やイルカ園といった、もう一つのビジネスが存在しているのです。

 

これらの施設は、太地町からイルカを買い取っています。無知で無能な人々が見に行くようなテーマパークのかわいいイルカ達は、一頭あたり最大300,000米ドルもの市場価値を持っています。これは、どんな漁師の年収よりも高い金額です。そしてこれこそが、この殺りくを後押ししているのです。イルカ漁は文化などではなく、市場主義の産物であり、イルカの血にまみれた欲望でしかありません、そしてその欲が、世界中の水族館ビジネスを支えているのです。

 

映画ブラックフィッシュ(Blackfish)はご覧になりましたでしょうか。ザ・コーブ(The Cove)に並ぶ素晴らしい作品でした。本作品の監督は、勇敢にもSeaworld(在フロリダ)が世に送り出す綺麗事の宣伝文句の裏側に潜む、戦慄の様相を世界の人々に届けることに尽力していました。今後Seaworldは、彼らが飼っている生き物たちは太地湾と関係が無いと言い始めることでしょう。しかし、太地湾に住んでいた動物たちの子孫を引き取っているということに何の違いがあるのでしょうか。万が一Seaworldがこの事態をやり抜けることができたとしたとしても、アラブ首長国やエジプト、韓国といった 今後更に動物園への需要が高まることが予想される準先進各国は、どこからかイルカを見つけてこなければならないのです。そして最終的には、太地湾や、ソロモン諸島などのイルカの生息地へ向かい、非人道的で気味の悪い方法をとるのです。

 

そのような事態に直面している私達の心には、なぜ海洋動物達の保護は不十分なのだろう、なぜ私達だけただ欲望のために動物を搾取して、世界中の都市に連れて行くことが許されているのだろうという疑問が当然浮かびあがってきます。なぜ現代文明社会呼ばれる世界に住む私達が、イルカのフリッパーが後ろ宙返りをするのを見たいと思うのでしょうか。 私達 は、彼の両親が殺され、彼自身や世界中の仲間たちが非人道的な環境で除々に狂っていくようなひどい一生を送ることを知っておきながら、なぜそう思えるのでしょうか。

 

このような現状はもう受け入れることはできません。日本のような豊かな先進国が何の裁きも受けずにやり過ごそうとしている現状を受け入れることができません。 そして、国際社会がそれに対して何の対策も取っていないという事実を受け入れることができません。何かが起きなければいけません。「CITES( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora=絶滅のおそれのある野生動植物の種の国際取引に関する条約 )」は、絶滅危惧種の保護に役立っていますが、そのリストにイルカを加え、水族館へと運ばれていく太地湾のイルカ達についても保護していく必要があります。このような動きは既になされているべきであり、もしそうでなければ、世界中でその実現に向けた努力がなされているべきです。私達は、海岸線沿いに住むイルカ達がいったい何頭いて、どのような脅威にさらされているのかということについてもっと知らなければなりません。ただ、それでも私達は、漁師や船舶、海水汚染や気候変動の影響でたくさんのイルカが死に至っている事実を前に、日本では毎年2万頭という数のイルカ達が少しの気も払われずに殺されていることを正当化することはできません。

 

私は、キャロライン・ケネディが在日アメリカ合衆国大使に着任後、本問題を取り上げている姿を見て、嬉しく思いました。 また、私は、あなた方が問題提起をしたお陰で、下院議員もこの問題について議論を始めたことを嬉しく思いました。そして、私は、アメリカ連邦議会でも怒れる市民の影響を受けて、同様の事態が起きていることを大変喜ばしく感じています。しかしそんな中、各国政府は厳しい選択を迫られています。もしも、日本がこのまま殺りくを続けるならば、経済制裁で対応しなければなりません。そして日本に対して、イルカを殺し続けるならば、車や家電製品といった日本からの輸入物には、多額の関税をかけると言ってのけなければなりません。あのイルカ達よりも、日産の方が大切なのでしょうか?年10億ドルものビジネスを扱うソニーの方が大事でしょうか?そんなはずがありません。こんなメッセージだけが、日本人の心に届き、結果的に現状を変えることに繋がっていくのです。

 

水族館についても、数多くの同様な規制や条例がありますが、そのうちの幾つかは何の役にも立っていません。世界水族館協会には日本が会員として所属しながら、太地湾で起こっている事態に対して遺憾の意を表明しています。 私達は、IWC(International Whaling Commission=国際捕鯨委員会)でも、日本がそのシステムの穴を見つけ出し、「科学的調査」の一環として、南極に住むミンククジラを大量に殺していながら、その事実が黙認されていることを知っています。そして、ミンククジラの肉は市場へとなげこまれていくのです。そうでなければ、イルカの肉がクジラ肉として販売されるわけがありません。私達はIWCのどこかにある抜け穴を閉じ、日本で起きているクジラ・イルカ殺しを止めなければなりません。

ニュージーランド、オランダ政府が、日本政府に対してデン・ハーグにて法的手段をとろうとしているのも、もっともなことです。私達は、彼らの行動が実を結ぶことを祈るだけでなく、私達自身もイルカを守るために動いていかなければなりません。私達全員にその責任があるのです。今日この場で皆さんがやっていることは大変素晴らしいことです。自らの時間をさいて、集会を行い、ポスターやフェイスブックページを作り、人々にたいしてその凄惨さを伝えようとしているその姿は賞賛に値します。

 

警察は、もしも私達がこのむごい写真のどれかを街の人々に見せたら、よく思わないと言っていますが、躊躇はしません。日本政府がこれまで、なんとしても隠し通そうとしたこの写真を大衆に見せつけましょう。真実を伝えることがあなた達、そして私達の使命です。

イルカビジネスがどんなにうんざりすることか、そして動物たちがどんなに残忍な方法で殺されているかを世に伝えましょう。そして、ベニドルムやエジプト等世界各地の水族館に無計画に連れて行かれるイルカ達の悲惨な現状について情報を発信しましょう。たくさんの声が集まるほど、この殺りくを止める力が増して行きます。The Dolphin Taiji Action Group(イギリス)の皆さん、有難うございます。素晴らしい活動をしているSea Shepardの皆さん、ありがとうございます。日本で、嘘や嫌がらせ、脅しを受けながらも写真を撮り続けている勇敢な方々、有難うございます。どうか、Care for the Wildのような慈善団体にもそのサポートを提供してください。 そうすることで、旅行代理店を通じて活動を続ける、全世界の観光業界に対して、観光客や世界各地の人々を水族館へ案内することはもう耐えられないというプレシャーをかけることができ、観光キャンペーンをあるべき姿へと変えることができます。私達は、ヴァージンホリデイを始めとする航空会社とも議論を行っておりますが、私達には皆様のサポートが必要なのです。

サポートが多くなるほど、私達の影響力も大きくなります。道の裏で大きな声を上げて、街の人全員が聞こえるようにしましょう。この殺りくは、私達が日本や、日本を囲む国際団体を辱め続けることで、やっと止めることができるのです。そしてイルカ漁をなくすことで、世界がよりよいものになっていくことでしょう。皆さんご協力ありがとうございます。
太地湾の人々、彼らを自由にしてください。海中の殺りくをやめてください。太地湾のイルカのことを考えてください。声なきもののために立ち上がりましょう。

Taiji, set them free, Taiji Set them free

日本の捕鯨業界について、西欧の国々から聞こえてくるのはこんな声です。本翻訳は、日本語を母語とする方々に対し、(捕鯨に反対している)西欧側の意見をお伝えするためのものです。

Taiji, let them be, Taiji let them be

日本の捕鯨業界について、西欧の国々から聞こえてくるのはこんな声です。本翻訳は、日本語を母語とする方々に対し、(捕鯨に反対している)西欧側の意見をお伝えするためのものです。

We will speak up. We will be counted. We will fight to protect the future for these animals. All of you must remember that. All of you must keep telling your friends that they must keep fighting for this cause as well.

Do any of you believe for a moment that this campaign is not making any difference ? No , you know it is. You know that we are winning this heart’s and minds battle. I meet children everyday who tell me that they will no longer go to marine parks like Seaworld. When they grow up and have children themselves they won’t take their children to see either, look a few months ago you would have seen Ric O Barry here, he will be back in Brighton in the middle of March for whalefest again coming to Britain because as a campaigner who’s been right on this issue for over 40 years, that now the center of activity against this horrible trade is here in Britain so please keep fighting this cause, please keep fighting, remember this is not about Animal Rights, it is about Human Wrongs. It is not about Animal Rights, it is about Human Wrongs and one day we will learn that we will be judged as a civilization by the way we treat the animals around us. These animals are intelligent, they are gentle, they are wonderful creatures, they do us no harm and we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. (fades out)

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English Version Translation:

Radio feedback and interference – Ummm,,, tastes so good / The Taiji Butchers have brought great Shame upon Japan / It has always been this way, since a child i have eaten Dolphin Meat……

These are the Arguments being raised by the West against the hunting of Dolphin’s in Japan.

Now Dolphin’s around the world are under pressure like never before. Because of pollution, because of fishing, because of climate change. We’re not certain of what population numbers we can have; we know that they are falling rapidly and that they are highly endangered in many parts of the world yet they have no proper legal protection whatsoever, be it in national countries like Japan, or International agreements such as “CITES” and that is not right. The way that these animals are killed, the way that no one is keeping track of the impact on their numbers is an absolute disgrace. and the fact that the Japanese Government think they can get away with this and that the rest of the world will fall silent is not going to happen anymore.

What I am really pleased about, is that this issue is back on the top of the Media agenda again but its not on the top of the Media agenda because of the newspapers and the television. It’s because of people like you here in the cities around the world and because of the growing power of social media; because your’e putting it on Twitter, your’e putting it on Facebook, your’e getting angry, your forcing Al Jazeera and the BBC to get this back on our television screens to tell us the real horror that is going on in Taiji and the other parts of Japan as well. We know that “The Cove” in 2009 was a great film, we know it deserved and Oscar but it’s now 5 years ago and memories are very short and all of us here must keep this on the global media agenda because this is an absolute disgrace.

Now what happens in Taiji impacts all of us, all of us who care about wildlife, all of us who care about the future and protection of intelligent animals like Dolphins. As I said, over 20,000 of these animals are killed of the Japanese coast every year, nearly 2, to 2 and a half thousand of them are killed in Taiji Cove. Now there are many issues around Taiji. Lot’s of discussion about culture and we saw our friend on the road earlier who said we are all terrorists because we do not understand the need for Japanese people to eat Dolphin meat. Let me tell you something about Dolphin meat, it’s pretty disgusting stuff. No one really wants to eat it. It;s got lots of Mercury in it so it’s pretty unhealthy as well and most of it is passed of as Whale meat in the Japanese market, to get to be a bit more valuable and all most certainly people don’t want to eat Whale meat in Japan either and most of that end’s up as Dog food so that’s what we are really talking about here. All these animals are being killed largely to end up as Dog food. That’s an absolute disgrace.

and the actual killing of these animals; we know over the years that the Japanese have been ashamed. They have tried to hide it from the Public, putting tarpaulin, putting barriers in so that you can’t see what’s really going on. and trying to ensure; they say; that they kill these animals in a humane way. We no longer cut their throats they tell you, we no longer have the sea running red with the blood of these dead animals , no we take them out of the water in a humane way, we put them together then we stick spikes into their spinal cords and that kills them quickly we are told, well it doesn’t ! We know that scientists and veterinary experts will tell you, it takes about 7 minutes to kill a Dolphin like that in excruciating pain. Not only that, they do it in front of the other Dolphin’s that they’re killing too, these animals in such social groups and such intelligence are slaughtered in front of each other.

Now those slaughter methods would not be allowed in any slaughterhouse for a cow anywhere in the world but they are allowed in Japan to kill Dolphins which is an absolute disgrace. The actual value of one of those Dolphins is only about 600 dollars. If that was really all what this was worth it would all be over by now, no culture would keep that going, but there’s another darker side to this business that “Care for the Wild” and other charities have been focusing on and that’s the Marine Park and the Dolphinarium business.

They are buying Dolphins from Taiji. The pretty bottle-nose Dolphins that you may go and see in theme parks if you are stupid and ignorant enough not to think, are worth nearly 300,000 dollars each at the top of the market. Selling one of those Dolphin’s will bring in more money than any fisherman can earn in a year. and that’s what is keeping this whole slaughter going. Its not culture, it’s capitalism, it’s commercial greed in the blood of Dolphin’s and that greed is feeding the Marine Park business around the world.

Now all of us, I hope, have had a chance to see “BlackFish”. What a wonderful piece of work alongside “The Cove”. Brave Directors who have worked hard to produce a film that has really brought home the horror behind the scenes of the commercial glossy PR machines that is Seaworld. Now Seaworld will tell you, we’re not involved in the Taiji hunts and the Taiji drives, yes, but they are taking offspring from animals that are taken from Taiji so they are part of it and if Seaworld are successful then in the developing world and the United Arab Emirates, in Egypt, in South Korea and other places where there is a demand for more Marine Parks, and when they open up they’ve gotta find their Dolphin’s and they will be heading to Taiji Cove or the Solomon Islands or other parts of the world where they will round up these animals in this inhumane and disgusting way.

So all of us have to ask ourselves this question, why is it that these animals don’t have enough protection ? Why is it that we are able to exploit them for greed and put them in concrete jungle around the world ? Why is it in the so called modern civilized world we still want to see “Flipper” doing backdrops when we know that all his parents have been murdered and that he lives an inhumane life that is sending him gradually crazy in the most inhumane conditions in many parts of the world.

It’s no longer acceptable, It’s no longer acceptable that a developed rich country like Japan can get away with this. It’s no longer acceptable that the International community does nothing about it. So there are a number of things that must happen here. “CITES”, The international Framework of United Nations that actually does protect the trade endangered species needs to up-list Dolphins and needs to make sure that you can no longer take them from hunts like Taiji and put them into Marine Parks. That should be happening , there should be an international drive to make that happen. We need to know more about the numbers of Dolphin’s around our coastline and the pressure that they’re under. We know that fisherman are killing them, we know that we are killing them with boats, we know that their numbers are being impacted by pollution and climate change and there is no way that you can justify killing something like 20,000 a year in Japan without anyone taking a blind bit of notice.

I am pleased to see that Caroline Kennedy is the new Japanese Ambassador for the United States and has raised concerns. I am pleased to see that MP’s in the House of Commons are starting to debate and discuss this issue because people like you have raised it with them. I am pleased to see that Congressman Government in the United States are doing the same because people in America are angry, quite rightly angry about this too. But then Governments have got to take some tough decisions. If the Japanese keep slaughtering, they you have to start threatening them with Trade Sanctions, you’ve got to say to the Japanese, if you want to start importing your cars, your electronic products we’re going to put tariffs on them if you keep killing Dolphin’s. Are those Dolphin’s more valuable to you that your Nissan Car Business ? Or your Sony Electronics Business which is worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year ? no it isn’t ! That’s the only message they are going to understand that’s going to shut down this Business.

We’ve also got to have more regulation and control of these so called Marine Parks. The international framework for these organizations is highly abused. The so called International Aquarium Association has the Japanese body within it’s affiliate membership despite the fact they they say they are not in agreement with what goes on in Taiji Cove. We know the Japanese abuse the system at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and that allows them to so called, kill Minke Whales in large numbers in the southern oceans under a loophole for so called scientific research. They dump that Whale-meat into the market. If they weren’t killing Whales in that way, the wouldn’t be passing Dolphin meat off as Whale meat either so we need to shut the loop hole in the International Whaling Commission and we need to stop the Japanese killing those Whales.

That’s quite right why the New Zealand Government and the Australian Government are taking Legal action against the Japanese Government in the Haig, I wish them well with that but at the same time we must have actions to protect Dolphins too, all of us have a responsibility for this. What you are doing here today is fantastic. This is civic society at it’s best. People giving up their time, coming together, designing their own posters, their Facebook sites and telling everyone they know that this is a disgusting mess.

Now the Police are telling us they might get upset if we show one of these gory pictures to a member of the Public, well don’t hold back, keep showing the gory pictures because the Japanese Government have been doing everything they can to keep those gory images away from everyone and its your responsibility, and all of our responsibility to get the truth out there.

You tell people how disgusting this trade is ! You tell them how brutal it is how these animals are slaughtered. You tell them what happens to these Dolphin’s that are taken away and put into Marine Parks. You tell them that it’s disgusting that they go to a Marine Park in Benidorm or Egypt or any part of the word without thinking about the consequences. The more we get that message out there, the more we can put a stop to this brutality. Thank you very much to the Dolphin Taiji Action Group here in the UK. Thank you very much to “Sea Shepard” who have done a fantastic job. Thank you to the brave people who are in Japan taking pictures, going down, despite the imitation, bullying and threats they take and please give your support to Charities like “Care for the Wild” because what we are doing to right tourism campaign is putting pressure on the International tourism business who act through the Travel Agency businesses to say that it’s no longer acceptable to be sending your tourists, your people to these Marine Parks. We are having that discussion with the airlines, with Virgin Holidays and other Businesses but we need your support.

The more support we can have, the more impact we can have. So we’ll get back on that street, we’ll make some bloody noise and we’ll male sure everyone’s going to listen to us. This disgusting slaughter will stop but it will stop because we’ll shame Japan, and we’ll shame the international community to stop it for good and this world will be a better place without it. Thank you very much.

Taiji, set them free, Taiji Set them free

These are the Arguments being raised by the West against the hunting of Dolphin’s in Japan.

Taiji, let them be, Taiji let them be

These are the Arguments being raised by the West against the hunting of Dolphin’s in Japan.

We will speak up. We will be counted. We will fight to protect the future for these animals. All of you must remember that. All of you must keep telling your friends that they must keep fighting for this cause as well.

Do any of you believe for a moment that this campaign is not making any difference ? No , you know it is. You know that we are winning this heart’s and minds battle. I meet children everyday who tell me that they will no longer go to marine parks like Seaworld. When they grow up and have children themselves they won’t take their children to see either, look a few months ago you would have seen Ric O Barry here, he will be back in Brighton in the middle of March for whalefest again coming to Britain because as a campaigner who’s been right on this issue for over 40 years, that now the center of activity against this horrible trade is here in Britain so please keep fighting this cause, please keep fighting, remember this is not about Animal Rights, it is about Human Wrongs. It is not about Animal Rights, it is about Human Wrongs and one day we will learn that we will be judged as a civilization by the way we treat the animals around us. These animals are intelligent, they are gentle, they are wonderful creatures, they do us no harm and we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. we have no right to harm them. (fades out)

 

 

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STOP TAIJI Dolphin slaughter- Fishinabox at the JAPANESE EMBASSY

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STOP TAIJI Dolphins slaughter- Fishinabox at the Japanese Embassy

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FISHINABOX RECORDS released the Album TAIJI COVE which could be heard on the streets on the DEMO outside the Japanese Embassy as Taiji Demon Drummers sought out Japanese Visitors and Staff in an attempt to engage them in dialogue over Dolphin Driving in Taiji BAY.

The Final Cut of the Digital release of the ALBUM was titled “An Environmental Documentary performed in DUBSTEP” The CD release due out in March will incorporate additional Bonus footage and also a full Japanese audio translation and supporting text of the Ground Breaking London Protest speech by Dominic Dyer of Care for the Wild.

FISHINABOX PRESS COMMENT ON THE ALBUM TAIJI COVE:

“We did this in DUBSTEP because its basically the best sound for street events, well that an d some crazy shit percussion outfit like STOMP,. but we didn’t have that sort of set up to hand. DUBSTEP is  the perfect musical back drop for expressing objection to the system,. we like to think of this Album as sitting firmly in the  – POLITICS OF DUBSTEP – “

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Photographer: KIT FRETZ

The DEMO Album can be FREE STREAMED on this LINK: https://soundcloud.com/fishinabox/taiji-cove-an-environmental-documentary-performed-in-dubstep

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CAPTIVITY KILLS – DOLPHINS OF TAIJI Valentines Campaign

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TAIJI COVE VALENTINES BACK

GO LIVE – VALENTINES TAIJI COVE MAILSHOT ROLL OUT

A massive THANK YOU to our Financial Backers, Anonymous Backers, Investors  and Sponsors who have made this action possible. 90% of the total Valentines Campaign Cost has been kindly donated in support of the action.

The STOP TAIJI movement put out 1408 Valentines day CD Album appeals for support to prominent members in four contact categories:

01  Influential and up and coming UK based Japanese celebrities

02 Japanese Official Foreign Office and Japan Tourism Representatives

03 British Political Movers and shakers

04 Quick Thinking and open minded London based Journalists and Media.

FISHINABOX hopes that by this non aggressive action we will raise awareness and debate over TAIJI Cove within the Japanese Community and British Political Circles. We must remain positive that highlighting the issues around Dolphin slaughter and traffic will bring this  issue to focus. Where people are informed , Public opinion sways against the trade. Support on the ground has increased 10 fold since November Protest simply due to awareness.

This campaign seek to engage support  through positive reinforcement and not alienate the Japanese Community.

IN THE NEWS:

In addition to  latest craze of having Captive Dolphin-assisted births  raging through the US, The Media and the celebrity press, still, embarrassingly continue to celebrate ,the outdated tarnishing old glamour images of animal slavery. Personalities such as David Guetta, Sam Smith, Victoria Beckham, Vin Diesel, Pink, Snooki, Britney Spears, Elton John, one Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Mischa Barton, Charlie Sheen, Tara Reid, Jessica Alba, Alexandra Burke, and Kim Kardashian have all sadly been photographed in the Celebrity Press hugging and kissing Dolphins. All people concerned over this issue should boycott these celebrities work.

Ethically their actions fuel, either directly or indirectly through association, the PR machines that finance the Dolphin Slaughter and capture industry.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) clarifies the impact on the Dolphins of these Media Elite photo-hugs: Touch tanks and swim-with programs where the public pet, kiss, or even, in the case of Kim Kardashian, (where petting a Dolphin was not enough for her) to actually ‘ride’ dolphins. Such programs invade the animals’ already diminished worlds and are intrusive, dangerous, and stressful for the Dolphins.

Animals in petting pools can become injured and anxious as a result of constant poking and prodding, there is also  exposure to bacteria that they are not immune to can make them ill. The dolphins also often express their frustration through aggression.

TAIJI COVE – ALBUM REVIEW on the Canadian Press: http://www.themusicbiz.org/fishinabox-taiji-cove-environmental-documentary-performed-dubstep/

TAIJI COVE VALANTINES DISC

The following Links provide excellent research information. 

Dolphins and stress ? How Stressed can they be ? CLICK THE LINK –https://learnaboutdolphins.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/dolphins-get-stressed-out-too/

If Dolphins aren’t happy in captivity ,then why do they always smile ?  CLICK THE LINK  –https://learnaboutdolphins.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/the-truth-behind-a-dolphins-smile/

Find out more about PETA ? CLICK THE LINK – http://www.peta.org/international/

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FISHINABOX RECORDS excerpt their right under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to discuss all aspects of the Live animal trade industry, source material, comment on this project and all content under the context of “fair comment and criticism”.

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STOP TAIJI Dolphins slaughter- Fishinabox Fan Spotter out on the Street

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Photographer: Andie Handei Kumafaro

FISHINABOX FANS WERE PRESENT IN SUPPORT  AND COULD BE SPOTTED THROUGHOUT THE CROWDS ON THIS MONTHS DEMO AGAINST THE ANNUAL SLAUGHTER OF DOLPHINS IN TAIJI COVE JAPAN (January 17 2015)

FISHINABOX RECORDS released the Album TAIJI COVE which could be heard on the streets on the DEMO from Cavendish Square to Trafalgar Square.

Following WHALESONG’s release late last month we had a flood of requests to write a soundtrack to spread awareness about the issue from both the Fan Base and Demonstrators committed to the cause, FISHINABOX well known for internal collaborations pulled together a London and Amsterdam based Crew of artists from Japan, China the UK and Canada who working day and night, Cut the Album in a record three days with in the week run up to the DEMO.

The Final Cut was titled “An Environmental Documentary performed in DUBSTEP”

“We did this in DUBSTEP because its basically the best sound for street events, well that an d some crazy shit percussion outfit like STOMP,. but we didn’t have that sort of set up to hand. DUBSTEP is  the perfect musical back drop for expressing objection to the system,. we like to think of this Album as sitting firmly in the  – POLITICS OF DUBSTEP – “

The Album is currently going through a quick clean up , the adding of an additional track and the return of DJ SKYAAZ turntablist, Old School Scratcher with the TECHNICS 1210’S to add the final levels to get this Album ready for Global Release.

The DEMO Album can be FREE STREAMED on this LINK: https://soundcloud.com/fishinabox/taiji-cove-an-environmental-documentary-performed-in-dubstep

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TAIJI COVE 太地町- Environmental Documentary performed in DUBSTEP

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This Album was inspired by and created specifically to support and spread awareness for the DEMO March procession on January 17th 2015 in LONDON.

ALBUM REVIEW on the Canadian Press: http://www.themusicbiz.org/fishinabox-taiji-cove-environmental-documentary-performed-dubstep/

The Album is copyrighted and released to global distribution but we have decided today to hold the roll out at distribution until the DEMOs against Japanese Dolphin and Whale farming is completed so that activists can benefit from FREE Download of the Album for use in the Demonstrations.

FISHINABOX RECORDS excerpt their right under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to discuss all aspects of the Live animal trade industry, source material, comment on this project and all content under the context of “fair comment and criticism”.

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ACTION – GET INVOLVED !

LONDON DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ALL FORMS OF BLACK FISH TRADE / WHALING / TAIJI DOLPHIN HUNT March through London ending in TRAFALGAR SQUARE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1060275823988390/

http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/gallery/stop-taiji-dolphins-slaughter/

LONDON DEMONSTRATION AGAINST CAPTIVE DOLPHIN TRADE / TAIJI COVE / WHALING INDUSTRY at the JAPANESE EMBASSY FEBRUARY 20th 2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/735050293195681/922147691152606/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

The Storyboard revolves around the Arguments for and against the farming of sea Mammals, both on the Japanese side and that of the Eco Warriors, as they argue over the practices cantered around Taiji Cove and the impacting and the (intrinsically connected with Taiji), further Japanese commercial whaling industry.

Track List:
01 TAIJI Cove
02 Close Down TAIJI
03 Enter the IWC
04 Pest Control
05 Mercury
06 Ocean Journey
07 Nails that stick up get hammered down
08 Whalesong
09 London DEMO Jan17 2015

LYRICS:

01 TAIJI COVE

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

Dolphin Chatter / Sonos / Sonics/ Chatter

日本は世界の水産市場を握っており、各国からの水産物への過剰な需要に応えるため
批判を受けてでも、市場を守る対策を取る必要があります。
イルカ・鯨の駆除は、漁獲量を保つ上で大変効果的であり、
水産物への需要を満たす手段として利用されています。
そのような観点から、イルカ・鯨の養殖も公益にかなうと言えます。

TRANSLATION:
Japan controls the world Fish markets, it is true there is over demand for fishing and whatever measures, however unpopular, must be taken to preserve fishing stocks. The reduction of Dolphin and Whale population has a significant effect on available fish stocks and ensures the industry is not at this time restricted in meeting public demand for fish.The farming of Dolphin and Whales is for the Public

No Dolphin caught in the Cove is Spared

No Dolphin caught in the Cove is Spared

Dolphin Chatter

No Dolphin caught in the Cove is Spared

Dolphin Chatter

Dolphin Screams

Dolphin Screams

The Taiji Dolphin Industry is the most lucrative part of Sea Mammal fishing in Japan. Live Dolphins caught through a process od confusing the mammals during migration with sonic attack makes them an easy target for cove based fishermen.

The herded Dolphins, despite the lifelong Trauma caused by sonic attack, are sold for 100,000.00 Dollars a head to the captive animal trade, dolphinariums. Live Animal centers and the like.

A Dolphin in captivity is worth around 3m dollars profit a year in sales revenue.

There are only ever so many places in the cages, and the oversupply of dolphin’s results in a pennies for punches slaughter to mmaximize financial return on the balance of the captured pods and herds where they are killed for the Meat Market.

No Dolphin caught in the Cove is Spared

No Dolphin caught in the Cove is Spared

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

02 Close Down Taiji

Taiji, is the last whaling cove in Japan as the others have now exhausted all natural Dolphin migration. Taiji Cove stands a secluded bay, responsible for the one stop farming of Dolphin meat and the Mecca Black Friday shopping paradise for the selling of live dolphins into captivity.

It Begins and Ends with Taiji Cove

Close down Taiji and the entire live Dolphin trade and Dolphin meat industry fails. (Off the back of this Japanese Commercial Whale Meat also falls into Global Health Scrutiny)

Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji
Close down Taiji, Taiji, Taiji, Taiji, Taiji, Taiji, Taiji, Taiji

03 Enter the IWC

We must ask the Question. Is the IWC fit for purpose ?

No, No N’, No, No N’, No, No, No N’, No, No N’ N’ N’ N-No N’..
No, No N’, No, No N’, No, No, No N’, No, No N’ N’ N’ N-No N’..
No, No N’, No, No N’, No, No, No N’, No, No N’ N’ N’ N-No N’..
No, No N’, No, No N’, No, No, No N’, No, No N’ N’ N’ N-No N’..

The Japanese Government are trying to legitimise a practice that almost every country in the world has said no too. The IWC, tasked with managing the whaling issue, are no longer effective and do not classify small citations under the whaling charter.

Japanese Government overseas funding has caressed the political halls of 3rd world and island nations up and down the whaling route where financial investment comes with an invitation to join the IWC and then vote and support the Japanese position on whaling.

There is no hope of balances legislative control of the Whaling issue while matters lie in the hands of the IWC.
We must ask the Question. Is the IWC fit for purpose ?

Whalesong

日本は世界の水産市場を握っており、各国からの水産物への過剰な需要に応えるため
批判を受けてでも、市場を守る対策を取る必要があります。
イルカ・鯨の駆除は、漁獲量を保つ上で大変効果的であり、
水産物への需要を満たす手段として利用されています。
そのような観点から、イルカ・鯨の養殖も公益にかなうと言えます。

TRANSLATION:
Japan controls the world Fish markets, it is true there is over demand for fishing and whatever measures, however unpopular, must be taken to preserve fishing stocks. The reduction of Dolphin and Whale population has a significant effect on available fish stocks and ensures the industry is not at this time restricted in meeting public demand for fish.The farming of Dolphin and Whales is for public

Is the IWC fit for purpose ?

Is the IWC fit for purpose ?

Is the IWC fit for purpose ?

No, No N’, No, No N’, No, No, No N’, No, No N’ N’ N’ N-No N’..
No, No N’, No, No N’, No, No, No N’, No, No N’ N’ N’ N-No N’..

Whalesong

Is the IWC fit for purpose ?

04 Pest Control

角を矯めて牛を殺す。

TRANSLATION:
Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem.
角を矯めて牛を殺す。

TRANSLATION:
Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem.
角を矯めて牛を殺す。

TRANSLATION:
Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem.
角を矯めて牛を殺す。

TRANSLATION:
Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem.
角を矯めて牛を殺す。

TRANSLATION:
Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem.

05 Mercury

Japanese media blackout on Dolphin Hunting is keeping Japanese people in the dark. The Dolphin meat industry over the last 35 years has been kept quiet. Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo is generally unaware that the industry is operating on scale.

There is no active eco/environmental group in Japan able to raise and successfully challenge the Dolphin industry issue. If the slaughter of Dolphin’s is tradition then why the Media Blackout ? I mean there are hardly any sales of Dolphin Meat, who actually eats Dolphin Meat ? Why the Media Blackout ?

Recent health checks and tests on whale meat product sold throughout the Japanese mainland have raised question on the level of Mercury found in tinned meats. Oddly the levels of Mercury are corresponding with the of Dolphin and not Whale Meat. Raising the Question ?

Where does Whale Meat come from ?

2000 Dolphins, this year alone ? Slaughtered ? Where did the Meat go ?

Why the Media Blackout ?

Why the Media Blackout ?

This Dolphin thing is just another “Horsemeat” horror story, one fishing industry feeding the other with it’s cast off’s. Dolphin or Whale meat is all one in the same, a sick cycle, passing off poisoned meat to an ill informed and unsuspecting Public.

I mean WTF, It’s psychotic. It’s like every single living sea mammal is in danger if it swims through Japanese waters ? In Taiji they are trying to promote Dolphin meat as safe and part of the Community by giving it away free, to school, for like lunch meat ! I mean after all the studies on poisoning ? Have they actually seen the effects of Mercury on an unborn foetus, the highest risk of deformities and mental illness ? Is that why the Government are keeping this subject off all channels?

How could any mother let their children eat this shit ? Come on, wake up and recognise this for what it is !
Recent health checks and tests on whale meat product sold throughout the Japanese mainland have raised question on the level of Mercury found in tinned meats. Oddly the levels of Mercury are corresponding with the of Dolphin and not Whale Meat. Raising the Question ?

Where does Whale Meat really come from ?

Despite the blackout, there’s no more excuses, no more double talk. Don’t let it be said that you don’t know about it. Japanese people don’t let it be said that we agree, or in anyway support this.

Where does Whale Meat really come from ?

Where does Whale Meat really come from ?

06 Ocean Journey

Whalesong

07 Nails that stick up get hammered down

出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。

TRANSLATION:
If the nails sticks out it will be beaten down/If you stand out agaisnt us, you will be subject to criticism / If you cross us we will put you down

世界の水産業を保護するため、日本はクジラとイルカの養殖に力を注ぎ、
止むことのない海産物への需要に応えようとしています。

TRANSLATION:
The Farming of Whales and Dolphins for Public consumption shows great commitment and effort by Japan to protect the world fishing industry.

世界中の人々のために、他国へ鯨肉製品の販売を強要することなく、
嫌われ役を買って出ているという意味では、
日本は国際社会の善き一員と言えるのではないでしょうか。

TRANSLATION:
Japan undertakes this responsibility for the good of the international community and despite being a good international citizen does not insist that other countries allow the sale of whale meat products. Japan is a good international citizen.

It’s Psychotic, there’s no more excuses

世界の漁獲量を維持しようという私達の意図が、
好意的に受け止められていないのは大変残念です。

TRANSLATION:
It is a shame that our efforts to protect fishing stocks are not better received !

I mean, do Japanese People seriously agree with hunting for Whale Meat ?

世界の水産業を保護するため、日本はクジラとイルカの養殖に力を注ぎ、
止むことのない海産物への需要に応えようとしています。

TRANSLATION:
The Farming of Whales and Dolphins for Public consumption shows great commitment and effort by Japan to protect the world fishing industry.

世界中の人々のために、他国へ鯨肉製品の販売を強要することなく、
嫌われ役を買って出ているという意味では、
日本は国際社会の善き一員と言えるのではないでしょうか。

TRANSLATION:
Japan undertakes this responsibility for the good of the international community and despite being a good international citizen does not insist that other countries allow the sale of whale meat products. Japan is a good international citizen.

世界の漁獲量を維持しようという私達の意図が、
好意的に受け止められていないのは大変残念です。

TRANSLATION:
It is a shame that our efforts to protect fishing stocks are not better received !

Japan ! Japanese People ! There’s no excuses ! Don’t let it be said that we agree or in anyway support this !

出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。

TRANSLATION:
If the nails sticks out it will be beaten down/If you stand out agaisnt us, you will be subject to criticism / If you cross us we will put you down

出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。
出る杭は打たれる。

TRANSLATION:
If the nails sticks out it will be beaten down/If you stand out agaisnt us, you will be subject to criticism / If you cross us we will put you down

WHALECOVER POSTER JPEG

08 Whalesong

我々は、商業捕鯨の再開に向けて、鯨の資源管理に欠かせないデータを収集するための研究を行い、
また、海外からの商業捕鯨についての理解を得るべく更なる努力を続けています。
捕鯨団体が海洋哺乳類を無慈悲に搾取しているという外国人の見方とは対照的に、捕鯨を行っている漁村の人々は動物に敬意を払い、狩猟期の終わりには供養を行っています。
このような日本の文化が理解されていないのは、大変残念なことです。

TRANSLATE:
We aim for the resumption of commercial whaling by conducting whaling research in order to obtain scientific data indispensable for the management of whale resources.To that end, We will step up efforts further to get understanding from the international community.In contrast to the foreign perception that whaling communities mercilessly exploit the marine mammals, whaling towns show respect to the animals, with religious services at the end of every hunting season.It is regrettable that this part of Japanese culture is not understood.

大変残念なことです。Japanese culture is not understood.

大変残念なことです。Japanese culture is not understood.

大変残念なことです。Japanese culture is not understood.

大変残念なことです。Japanese culture is not understood.

大変残念なことです。Japanese culture is not understood.

大変残念なことです。Japanese culture is not understood.

How popular really is Whale meat ? Whale bacon ?

Do Japanese people, I mean seriously, agree with the hunting of one of the most intelligent species on the planet ?

このような日本の文化が理解されていないのは、大変残念なことです。

TRANSLATION:
It is regrettable that this part of Japanese culture is not understood.

商業捕鯨を行っている漁村の人々は動物に敬意を払い、狩猟期の終わりには供養を行っています

TRANSLATION:
Japanese fisherman involved in Commercial Whaling pay homage to the animal, at the end of the hunting season with a memorial service

They were hunting with this scientific permit and bagging around 450 whales a season, So the World court questioned , why after so many whales was the scientific research still inconclusive ? and they passed a judgement that the permit was just a smokescreen for commercial whaling

商業捕鯨を行っている漁村の人々は動物に敬意を払い、狩猟期の終わりには供養を行っています

TRANSLATION:
Japanese fisherman involved in Commercial Whaling pay homage to the animal, at the end of the hunting season with a memorial service

このような日本の文化が理解されていないのは、大変残念なことです。

TRANSLATION:
It is regrettable that this part of Japanese culture is not understood.

Japanese whale trawlers still out there, they still obsessively pursue the reinstatement of scientific permit to feed a national food fetish.

商業捕鯨を行っている漁村の人々は動物に敬意を払い、狩猟期の終わりには供養を行っています

TRANSLATION:
Japanese fisherman involved in Commercial Whaling pay homage to the animal, at the end of the hunting season with a memorial service

Shinzō Abe the Japanese PM on his post ban visit to Australia make a speech that Japan would obey the ban as they were a good international citizen but that they would seek for reinstatement of the permit.

商業捕鯨を行っている漁村の人々は動物に敬意を払い、狩猟期の終わりには供養を行っています

TRANSLATION:
Japanese fisherman involved in Commercial Whaling pay homage to the animal, at the end of the hunting season with a memorial service

come on , its just lies upon lies, the same old story and we are tired of it, sick and tired of the killing , sick and tired of of the suited and respectable classes failing, society again and again by supporting publicly base, unnecessary and barbaric stone age traditions.

How popular really is Whale meat ? Whale bacon ?

How popular really is Whale meat ? Whale bacon ?

How popular really is Whale meat ? Whale bacon ?

How popular really is Whale meat ? Whale bacon ?

How popular really is Whale meat ? Whale bacon ?

How popular really is Whale meat ? Whale bacon ?

Whale bacon ?

Whale bacon ?

Whale bacon ?

Whale bacon ?

Tell em, 商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling, hit me

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

商業捕鯨 Commercial Whaling

So,. basically Japan have been in and out of court for 4 years since 2010 disputing whaling hunting rights.

They were hunting with this scientific permit and bagging around 450 whales a season,. basically 10,000 whales since the permit was authorized for supposed scientific research. So the World court questioned why the scientific research, after so many whats, was still inconclusive and basically passed a judgement that the permit just a smoke screen for commercial whale hunting.

The ban was passed This year.

Shinzo Abe the Japanese PM on his post ban visit to Australia make a speech that Japan would obey the ban as they were a good international citizen but that they would seek for reinstatement of the permit.

Frankly This is bullshit, Japanese Whaling trawlers are still out there and how can we accept Japan’s statement about being a good international citizen when they still obsessively pursue the reinstatement of scientific permits to feed a national food fetish ? I mean how popular really is Whale Meant, Whale Bacon ?,. Do Japanese people seriously, i mean seriously on mass agree with the mass hunting, to a point of risk, extinction, one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet ? Come on , its just lies upon lies, the same old story,. and we are tired of it,. sick and tired of the killing , sick and tired of the suited and respectable classes failing, society again and again by supporting publicly base, unnecessary and barbaric stone age traditions. its time to wipe the fake smiles and handshakes in and out of the courtroom and political halls and stop with the hunting.

who really eats whale meat ? Whale Bacon ?

London DEMO JAN172015

Tell Japan to stop killing Dolphins !
Close down the aquariums !
Close down Seaworld !
Stand up for the voiceless ones !
Stand up for the voiceless ones !

….Where animals are brutalized and slaughtered ! Hundreds ! Thousands! Every year !

Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be ! be ! be ! be ! be !

Taiji, set them free !
Taiji, set them free !
Taiji, set them free !
Taiji, set them free !
Taiji, set them free !
Taiji, set them free !
Taiji, set them free !
Taiji, set them free ! Taiji, let them be !

Stop the slaughter in the water ! Free the Dolphins of Taiji !

So Why are you at the Demo today ?

Do we really want to see Dolphin’s perform mindless tricks over and over again ? Or do we want to see them in the Oceans wild and free ?
and I think the answer that most people would give is that we want them to be wild and free. and the senseless murder of the other Dolphin’s that are not captured for aquariums, they’re captured because in Japan they are still eating Dolphin meat. The Dolphin meat is filled with mercury and they are poisoning their children with the Dolphin meat, it’s being served at school dinners and in Japan they have to eat their school dinners, because that’s the law. They are poisoning their own children, so, that’s why I am here today. I think, we are destroying our planet, we are destroying ourselves. The human race cannot find peace until we make peace with our fellow animals. They feel pain the same as us, we have to stop , it;s a holocaust.

Now Dolphin’s around the world are under pressure like never before. Because of pollution, because of fishing, because of climate change. We’re not certain of what population numbers we can have; we know that they are falling rapidly and that they are highly endangered in many parts of the world yet they have no proper legal protection whatsoever, be it in national countries like Japan, or International agreements such as “CITES” and that is not right. The way that these animals are killed, the way that no one is keeping track of the impact on their numbers is an absolute disgrace. and the fact that the Japanese Government think they can get away with this and that the rest of the world will fall silent is not going to happen anymore.

What I am really pleased about, is that this issue is back on the top of the Media agenda again but its not on the top of the Media agenda because of the newspapers and the television. It’s because of people like you here in the cities around the world and because of the growing power of social media; because your’e putting it on Twitter, your’e putting it on Facebook, your’e getting angry, your forcing Al Jazeera and the BBC to get this back on our television screens to tell us the real horror that is going on in Taiji and the other parts of Japan as well. We know that “The Cove” in 2009 was a great film, we know it deserved and Oscar but it’s now 5 years ago and memories are very short and all of us here must keep this on the global media agenda because this is an absolute disgrace.

Now what happens in Taiji impacts all of us, all of us who care about wildlife, all of us who care about the future and protection of intelligent animals like Dolphins. As I said, over 20,000 of these animals are killed of the Japanese coast every year, nearly 2, to 2 and a half thousand of them are killed in Taiji Cove. Now there are many issues around Taiji. Lot’s of discussion about culture and we saw our friend on the road earlier who said we are all terrorists because we do not understand the need for Japanese people to eat Dolphin meat. Let me tell you something about Dolphin meat, it’s pretty disgusting stuff. No one really wants to eat it. It;s got lots of Mercury in it so it’s pretty unhealthy as well and most of it is passed of as Whale meat in the Japanese market, to get to be a bit more valuable and all most certainly people don’t want to eat Whale meat in Japan either and most of that end’s up as Dog food so that’s what we are really talking about here. All these animals are being killed largely to end up as Dog food. That’s an absolute disgrace.

and the actual killing of these animals; we know over the years that the Japanese have been ashamed. They have tried to hide it from the Public, putting tarpaulin, putting barriers in so that you can’t see what’s really going on. and trying to ensure; they say; that they kill these animals in a humane way. We no longer cut their throats they tell you, we no longer have the sea running red with the blood of these dead animals , no we take them out of the water in a humane way, we put them together then we stick spikes into their spinal cords and that kills them quickly we are told, well it doesn’t ! We know that scientists and veterinary experts will tell you, it takes about 7 minutes to kill a Dolphin like that in excruciating pain. Not only that, they do it in front of the other Dolphin’s that they’re killing too, these animals in such social groups and such intelligence are slaughtered in front of each other.

Now those slaughter methods would not be allowed in any slaughterhouse for a cow anywhere in the world but they are allowed in Japan to kill Dolphins which is an absolute disgrace. The actual value of one of those Dolphins is only about 600 dollars. If that was really all what this was worth it would all be over by now, no culture would keep that going, but there’s another darker side to this business that “Care for the Wild” and other charities have been focusing on and that’s the Marine Park and the Dolphinarium business.

They are buying Dolphins from Taiji. The pretty bottle-nose Dolphins that you may go and see in theme parks if you are stupid and ignorant enough not to think, are worth nearly 300,000 dollars each at the top of the market. Selling one of those Dolphin’s will bring in more money than any fisherman can earn in a year. and that’s what is keeping this whole slaughter going. Its not culture, it’s capitalism, it’s commercial greed in the blood of Dolphin’s and that greed is feeding the Marine Park business around the world.

Now all of us, I hope, have had a chance to see “BlackFish”. What a wonderful piece of work alongside “The Cove”. Brave Directors who have worked hard to produce a film that has really brought home the horror behind the scenes of the commercial glossy PR machines that is Seaworld. Now Seaworld will tell you, we’re not involved in the Taiji hunts and the Taiji drives, yes, but they are taking offspring from animals that are taken from Taiji so they are part of it and if Seaworld are successful then in the developing world and the United Arab Emirates, in Egypt, in South Korea and other places where there is a demand for more Marine Parks, and when they open up they’ve gotta find their Dolphin’s and they will be heading to Taiji Cove or the Solomon Islands or other parts of the world where they will round up these animals in this inhumane and disgusting way.

So all of us have to ask ourselves this question, why is it that these animals don’t have enough protection ? Why is it that we are able to exploit them for greed and put them in concrete jungle around the world ? Why is it in the so called modern civilized world we still want to see “Flipper” doing backdrops when we know that all his parents have been murdered and that he lives an inhumane life that is sending him gradually crazy in the most inhumane conditions in many parts of the world.

It’s no longer acceptable, It’s no longer acceptable that a developed rich country like Japan can get away with this. It’s no longer acceptable that the International community does nothing about it. So there are a number of things that must happen here. “CITES”, The international Framework of United Nations that actually does protect the trade endangered species needs to up-list Dolphins and needs to make sure that you can no longer take them from hunts like Taiji and put them into Marine Parks. That should be happening , there should be an international drive to make that happen. We need to know more about the numbers of Dolphin’s around our coastline and the pressure that they’re under. We know that fisherman are killing them, we know that we are killing them with boats, we know that their numbers are being impacted by pollution and climate change and there is no way that you can justify killing something like 20,000 a year in Japan without anyone taking a blind bit of notice.

I am pleased to see that Caroline Kennedy is the new Japanese Ambassador for the United States and has raised concerns. I am pleased to see that MP’s in the House of Commons are starting to debate and discuss this issue because people like you have raised it with them. I am pleased to see that Congressman Government in the United States are doing the same because people in America are angry, quite rightly angry about this too. But then Governments have got to take some tough decisions. If the Japanese keep slaughtering, they you have to start threatening them with Trade Sanctions, you’ve got to say to the Japanese, if you want to start importing your cars, your electronic products we’re going to put tariffs on them if you keep killing Dolphin’s. Are those Dolphin’s more valuable to you that your Nissan Car Business ? Or your Sony Electronics Business which is worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year ? no it isn’t ! That’s the only message they are going to understand that’s going to shut down this Business.

We’ve also got to have more regulation and control of these so called Marine Parks. The international framework for these organizations is highly abused. The so called International Aquarium Association has the Japanese body within it’s affiliate membership despite the fact they they say they are not in agreement with what goes on in Taiji Cove. We know the Japanese abuse the system at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and that allows them to so called, kill Minke Whales in large numbers in the southern oceans under a loophole for so called scientific research. They dump that Whale-meat into the market. If they weren’t killing Whales in that way, the wouldn’t be passing Dolphin meat off as Whale meat either so we need to shut the loop hole in the International Whaling Commission and we need to stop the Japanese killing those Whales.

That’s quite right why the New Zealand Government and the Australian Government are taking Legal action against the Japanese Government in the Haig, I wish them well with that but at the same time we must have actions to protect Dolphins too, all of us have a responsibility for this. What you are doing here today is fantastic. This is civic society at it’s best. People giving up their time, coming together, designing their own posters, their Facebook sites and telling everyone they know that this is a disgusting mess.

Now the Police are telling us they might get upset if we show one of these gory pictures to a member of the Public, well don’t hold back, keep showing the gory pictures because the Japanese Government have been doing everything they can to keep those gory images away from everyone and its your responsibility, and all of our responsibility to get the truth out there.

You tell people how disgusting this trade is ! You tell them how brutal it is how these animals are slaughtered. You tell them what happens to these Dolphin’s that are taken away and put into Marine Parks. You tell them that it’s disgusting that they go to a Marine Park in Benidorm or Egypt or any part of the word without thinking about the consequences. The more we get that message out there, the more we can put a stop to this brutality. Thank you very much to the Dolphin Taiji Action Group here in the UK. Thank you very much to “Sea Shepard” who have done a fantastic job. Thank you to the brave people who are in Japan taking pictures, going down, despite the imitation, bullying and threats they take and please give your support to Charities like “Care for the Wild” because what we are doing to right tourism campaign is putting pressure on the International tourism business who act through the Travel Agency businesses to say that it’s no longer acceptable to be sending your tourists, your people to these Marine Parks. We are having that discussion with the airlines, with Virgin Holidays and other Businesses but we need your support.

The more support we can have, the more impact we can have. So we’ll get back on that street, we’ll make some bloody noise and we’ll male sure everyone’s going to listen to us. This disgusting slaughter will stop but it will stop because we’ll shame Japan, and we’ll shame the international community to stop it for good and this world will be a better place without it. Thank you very much.

Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !
Taiji, let them be !

Stop the slaughter in the water ! Free the Dolphins of Taiji !
Stand up for the voiceless ones !
Stand up for the voiceless ones !

TAIJI COVE cover

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CAST:

Vocalists: Andie Handei Kumafaro, Kitty Kat, 旅する写真家

Percussion: Andie Handei Kumafaro (Drum Programming)

Electronics/Synth: Andie Handei Kumafaro (Synth Programming, Electronica)

DJ Skyaaz (Scratching, Turntables)

CREW:

Scripting / Lyrics / Translations: Andie Handei Kumafaro, Kitty Kat, 旅する写真家

Art and Visualisation: Andie Handei Kumafaro (Concept, visualization, digital art, Storyboard)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

London DEMONSTRATION live Speeches and Interviews with Kind Permission of Dominic Dyer (Care for the Wild), The Carnival Demo March Against Taiji Dolphin Slaughter, Kate Garner and 365 Vegans.

CREATIVE CONTENT LICENSING:

SAMPLERS:
originalmaja__whales-vs / naught101__phase-whale-drop / Kevoy Sounds / Davidou Sounds / Tritus Whale / Felix Blume / mjudo12 FreeWilly (All Samples Modified for pitch , depth and echo)

LICENSES:
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/