I love dolphins, I've loved them since I was a small child. I remember they were the first animal I learned to seriously draw and my love for them has grown through the years. There's nothing like watching them swim and jump in the ocean but every year Japan has a hunting season where they slaughter thousands of dolphins or sell them to marine parks and aquariums. I decided to participate in raising awareness of the Taiji Hunting Season but becoming a part of the Tread for Taiji Virtual Race. I will do a 5k by August 20th as well raise money to stop this event. There's no need to capture and kill these beautiful creatures (or other ones for that matter) in such a brutal and horrific way. Let's let their cries be heard and let's get the killing to stop!