I can see from my blog statistics that during the past 24 hours, more people from Japan read my blog than in all other countries combined. Since I am getting some attention from the Japanese public, I would like to speak to the Japanese people today.
The Cove Guardians are not anti-Japanese, but we are opposed to anyone who kills whales and dolphins. We know that many people in Japan do not support the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, but are afraid to express their opinion.
As long as the slaughter continues, the reputation of Taiji and Japan will be tainted and millions of people around the world will want to punish you and will not buy Japanese products. By allowing the dolphin genocide to continue, Japan is isolating itself from the world. The financial and social damage that is being done far outweighs the profits from the live dolphin trade and the dolphin slaughter.
My role as a Cove Guardian is to make people aware of what is happening in Taiji and to put pressure on Japan, but I cannot stop the slaughter. You, the Japanese people, are the only ones who can end this insanity.
Write letters to your government representatives and talk to the media.
Please join us at the Cove. You will see that we are just normal people who love dolphins and have put our lives on hold to try to make a difference, but we need your help. Please find your voice.
For the Oceans,