Today the largest pod to be driven into Taiji’s cove in several years will be slaughtered or confined to a life of entertaining. Huddled together five different pods of over two hundred and fifty dolphins including babies, juveniles and a rare albino calf have been confined to a shallow netted area to await their fate. This common slaughter has been captured in the documentary ‘The cove’ and is often observed from ‘Sea Shepherd’s’ but it seems this awareness just is not enough to stop this furocious killing.
These dolphins, which like various other cetaceans communicate through eco location are forced into the confines of the cove by fishermen banging on large poles through the water causing disorientation and fear throughout the pod which soon huddle together and swim for their lives, which in fact leads to their deaths. Once a net is put around them they circle the confines for over nineteen hours till they are chosen to either live in captivity or become subjected to a violent death to be sold for meat. Dolphin meat is often referred to as a ‘delicacy’ in Japan but through the documentary it has been proved to be no more then a cover for these sick acts with many of the public clueless to what they are eating. Due to the pollution pumped into the surrounding water this meat contains high levels of tons in particular mercury, which has become band in many places including schools, due to its toxicity. This meat is worth millions whilst this albino calf is priceless to the entertainment business, leading to it being prized from its mothers side earlier today.
Dear Madams and Sirs,
As you are aware the cruel slaughter of cetaceans in Tajji’s Black Cove is still happening, even now January 18, 2014 there are individual dolphins being torn from their families,brothers, mothers, children for what? to spend their life in tanks comparison to bathtubs for human amusement whilst their families are being murdered for human consumption. I will boycott all goods from Japan until this practice stops, I am not alone, people power will prevail. Please help do the right thing and stop this sick practice and release all those captive to live what little life they’ve got left.