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October 16th 2015

Stop the War on Dolphins

YES, WE ARE ANGRY AND RIGHTLY SO. ENOUGH BLOOD IN THE WATER. ENOUGH OF THE EXTREME CRUELTY IN TAIJI, JAPAN.
– RICHARD O’BARRY

stop the war on dolphinsOn Friday, October 16th London was loud and proud when around 800 people aired their grievances outside the Japanese embassy against the dolphins killed and taken for captivity in the drive hunts of Taiji, Japan.

Dolphin Project believes that London holds the key to ending this barbaric practice. “The protesters are the best in the world,” said Ric O’Barry.

It proved this when the Japanese embassy chose to remove its flag from its own building. This has never happened before.

Ric was joined by Dominic Dyer of Born Free and Care for the Wild, Cove Monitor Maria Nangle, and Ollie Blackmore of Ollie’s Cycle Challenges. Blackmore recently completed a gruelling, 3,600 kilometre bicycle ride from one end of Japan to the other, to raise awareness for Japan’s dolphins.

One thing is clear. The Japanese government can no longer choose to be a player on the world stage and then hide from its actions. – dolphinproject.net

Added note from Ric O’Barry –
“My sign should actually read: “Shame on the Japanese Government” – and it will next time. Yes, there will be a next time and it will be massive! Expect a big surprise.

Yes, we were targeting the government, not the Japanese people. We are protesting an official government building after all. Let’s not get so politically correct that we are not able to accomplish anything at all. The government and the people are two different things. The Japanese people know we love them. The Japanese government needs to realize that 75 greedy men in Taiji are bringing unnecessary shame on Japan and enough is enough!”

Pic Credits: Kate Lawrence, Colin Wilkes, Esther Lenthall, Paul Fletcher, Ray Jones, Jo