BENEFITING: Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, Inc.
I'm a marine science major at the University of Maine and have always been passionate about marine mammals, dolphins in particular, so when I watched The Cove for the first time I was sick to my stomach. The cove is a documentary that shows people in Taji, Japan brutally slaughtering dolphins. The lack of awareness on this subject is surprising to me. These dolphin slaughters happens every year in Japan and has been going for a long time. These Japanese people trap dolphins in nets by thousands and then brutally slaughter them and laugh about it. The ocean water quickly fills with blood so you can’t even see the blue water anymore. Sometimes the dolphins are trapped in these nets for days before they are slaughtered so they stress themselves out and die that way. They are not killed in a humane way, they are hacked away at slowly by huge knifes and machetes and you can physically see the hurt in their eyes. They are captured for organizations such as SeaWorld and other aquariums. These dolphins are not only murdered brutally after SeaWorld and other exhibits take their pick but then their meat is sold to the Japanese people even though it contains very high levels of mercury. Most citizens don’t even know they’re eating dolphin meat because they will label it as other meats. This is senseless crime and should be illegal. Humans do not own this world, we simply share it. We need to respect animals and take a stand against meaningless murder. Dolphins are emotionally advance, extremely intelligent, playful and happy creatures. Dolphins are helpless and don’t deserve this cruelty. If this group of people who made the cove never filmed this then nobody would know about it and nothing would be done. After The Cove was released so much support has been rallied around the dolphins and so many people are starting to make a difference to change what’s happening.
This is a fundraiser to help the folks who filmed the cove and who bring awareness to this problem make another trip to Taji, Japan to raise more awareness and push for this to be illegal. Any little bit will help so please consider donating even a dollar! Thanks!
Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, Inc. wrote -
DEDICATED TO THE WELFARE AND PROTECTION OF DOLPHINS WORLDWIDE SINCE EARTH DAY 1970.
Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project began Earth Day 1970 with the aim to stop dolphin slaughter and exploitation around the world.
This work has been chronicled in films such as A Fall From Freedom, the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, and in the Animal Planet mini-series Blood Dolphin$. We are the longest running & leading organization created solely for the protection of dolphins. Ric O’Barry has pioneered the readaption & release of captive dolphins into the wild around the globe.