Today I watched as four cowardly dolphin trainers were brought to the Cove in a skiff. Their heads were covered and their faces were turned away from our cameras. Two dolphins were selected for a life of captivity and the slaughter of the remaining dolphins began in the presence of the dolphin trainers.
I was angry at the dolphin trainers and the dolphin hunters, but I must redirect my outrage. Anyone who attends a show with dolphins and whales is keeping the killers of Taiji in business. The price of dolphin meat is so low that the dolphin hunters would be out of business if it were not for the live dolphin trade.
Please tell everyone you know not to patronize any business that has captive whales or dolphins. It is a matter of supply and demand. If we eliminate the demand for captive dolphins, the slaughter in Taiji will stop.
Yes, be angry at the dolphin killers of Taiji, but please be equally outraged with the aquariums and amusement parks AND their patrons. They have blood on their hands.
For the Oceans,
Fishermen install a new sign that says dolphins and whales are their property