Please watch, like, and share far and wide...dedicated to the captured albino dolphin named Angel/Shoujo by our kind - STOP THE SLAUGHTER!!!. Viewer be advised: graphic content. More info below...racist/hate speech comments are not tolerated and will be removed.
The annual slaughtering of dolphins depicted in this video occurs from September through March in Taiji, Japan, made public by the documentary "The Cove," but over the weekend of Jan. 18, the largest pod of dolphins in years, if not ever, were driven into the place of the infamous slaughter. 250 of them, including a rare albino calf who has become the spearhead of our campaign, were held there for over four days without food while many of their family members were taken into captivity - 52 of them, including the albino calf, who will be sold for over $500,000. The captive dolphin industry, made profitable by SeaWorld even though they do not directly take dolphins from Taiji, powers the slaughter.
Those who fit for captivity and who are pretty enough are captured, while those not are slaughtered. It's basically a Holocaust. SeaWorld is part of IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainer's Association) and WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums), both of which fully condone the slaughter. They also trade with aquariums in Japan, such as a Pilot Whale a few years ago from SeaWorld Kamogawa (not affiliated with SeaWorld in US). Though it was not captured in Taiji and born in captivity, Kamogawa does capture dolphins from Taiji and SeaWorld gave money to help fund that, whether direct or not
Those dolphins, 41 of the 200 originally driven in, were slaughtered cruelly with a small steel rod driven up their spine, making for a painful death indeed. Over these four days, some have drowned in nets and died (causes not limited to nets), including Angel's mother, and all have been without food for 96 hours, left to cuddle and comfort one another before being slaughtered. The remaining dolphins (around 145) were driven back out to sea just the way they were driven into the cove with little chance to survive, suffering from stress and injury :'(
This pod is the biggest to be driven into the cove in four years, and has sparked international attention. This season's slaughter will continue until the beginning of next month and the fishermen plan on continuing this barbaric slaughter come September. PLEASE KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AND END THIS!!!
Update on Angel:
She is barely eating and breaths at the same location in her pool the whole time. Her skin is sunburned - her small 5ft deep pool has no shade! See more info: savejapandolphins.org/blog/post/angel-in-captivity
HOW CAN YOU HELP TO END THIS?
1. NEVER SUPPORT ANY DOLPHINARIUM - 1 TICKET = THOUSANDS SLAUGHTERED
2. Call your local Japanese Embassies to put pressure on Japan to stop this cruel horror
3. Educate others on the atrocity and get them involved!
4. DO NOT BOYCOTT but when buying from Japanese businesses, give them a letter and say you will never buy from them again unless they put pressure to stop the slaughter in Taiji - money is at the heart of the issue. Boycotting all of Japan will not work and we need the people of the nation to stand with us, not against us.
5. Tweet celebrities, organizations, and the media to keep covering the slaughter!
6. Watch "The Cove"
I do not own any of the footage displayed in this video except for opening title sequence and credit them entirely to their owners. This video is for educational purposes only to END THIS SLAUGHTER!!!
Full credits are at the end of video.
Stairway to the Skies - Within Temptation
My Immortal - Evanescence
Into the Sun - Tarja
Footage of dolphin slaughter Jan. 17-19 used with consent of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Footage of Angel by Heather Hill/Dolphin Project, Em Bettinger, Yoshi Ko
Thanks for watching - STOP THE SLAUGHTER NOW!!!