Nikki Botha's Fundraiser:

Taiji Or Bust

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Donate here http://bit.ly/MVEKBQ or email me on taiji@animalrights.org.za

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING:

THE STORY:

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The annual murder of thousands of dolphins started on 1 September in Taiji, Japan.

The Cove, where this slaughter takes place, will be the host of Cove Guardians all over the world. Last year I served as a Cove Guardian side by side with volunteers from all over the world. It was the both the best and the worst experience of my life. Worst because I was physically exposed to the trauma of the murder of countless dolphins; and best because I knew that I was actively making a difference in saving the lives of countless others. When my time came to leave Taiji, I didn't want to go. I cried all the way back home. From the moment I set foot on my flight back to South Africa, I only had one goal in mind: I HAVE TO GET BACK TO TAIJI. Not a singe day has gone by since then that I am not utterly consumed by Taiji and the slaughter of those beautiful dolphins.

I am saving all my annual leave at work; and rather than waste it by sitting at home, I want to spend it in Taiji, documenting the atrocity.

Unfortunately, the only thing standing in my way of getting back on the front line of this fight, is finances. I need a budget of R32 000 for the two weeks I want to return.

Hence my page on Crowdrise.

I have absolutely nothing to lose by submitting my appeal to friends, family and strangers. I am a well respected and known animal rights activist and have worked with Paul Watson. I also spend most of my free time serving non-profit organisations and doing voluntary work. My voluntary work includes:

 Seal Alert South Africa (2006 to 2008) – Spokes person
 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (2006 to present) – South Africa
 South African Rat Fan Club (2006 onwards) – Cape Town Leader
 Legal Alliance for Animal Welfare (2006 to 2007) – Administration and Member
 Darwin Primate Group (2007 to present) – Office bearer and board member
 South African Mass Animal Sterilization (2008 to 2011) – Trustee
 South African Seal Saving Initiative (2008 to 2011) – Founder and CEO
 City Wide Forum Civil Societies (2008 to present) – Working member for human and animal development
 Voter registration (2009 Elections) – Ward oversight
 National Elections (2009) – Ward oversight
 The Extraordinaries (2010 to present) – Contributor
 Fur Free South Africa – National Campaign Coordinator and Executive Member
 Radio guest spots (RSG and others)
 Television appearances  Freelance article writer
 Guest speaker at special events
 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: Operation Desert Seal – Team member
 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: Operation Infinite Patience - Cove Guardian
 Blikkiesdorp (poverty stricken township) animal helper and rescuer

And if you don’t know about Taiji, watch the Oscar winning film The Cove. You’ll understand. This is a story which must continuously be covered.

http://www.thecovemovie.com/

TO DONATE:
http://taijiorbust.animalrights.org.za/where-do-i-donate

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