Demo To End The Ivory Trade at The London Chinese Embassy 24.1.2015 #Extinction Is Forever

CSC_0116I attended a very effective demo in London yesterday to put pressure on China to end the ivory trade. Congratulations to Maria Mossman, Denise Dresner and their team for creating the event and successfully mobilising people to attend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1492023327734281/?source=1

http://actionforelephantsuk.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-for-Elephants-UK-Gift-Shop/751011134931345

There is a saying which originates from the 1st century , was used in 18th century fairytales and denotes distance. People use the phrase “living in ivory towers” to describe academics who inhabit a world of theory which is remote from the harsh reality of the real world. It tends to be used in a negative sense to describe people who  display a lack of concern and cling on to maintaining pure thoughts uncontaminated by the realities of life. The allure of fairytales is very strong and continues into adulthood and people are understandably  reluctant to let go of fantasies of an ideal world where everything is dreamy, wicked people are defeated and all live happily ever after in the end.

People who are protesting about environmental issues and being a voice for the voiceless have leapt down from the ivory towers and immersed themselves in the brutal reality of life as it is unfolding during the 21st century. One issue that is being addressed is ivory and the barbaric reality behind the trade.

The current prognosis for elephants and rhinos is that they will not live happily ever after and the end of the story will really be The End. This is the likely ending of their grim fairytale unless urgent steps are taken to protect them.

China can save Africa’s elephants if it chooses to.Why would anyone not want to do this? Kerching/Money/Greed. We were oustide the Chinese Embassy yesterday asking China to close down its ivory carving factories, close down its ivory outlets because it is there that 70% of illegal ivory ends up. They must be persuaded to do this as the world  is losing 100 elephants daily which is horrifying. China will try to stick to its guns and deflect this pressure as it has issues about saving face and not being told what to do. Well, we have issues about elephants and rhinos saving their faces and the tusks on them. If China did the decent thing and stopped this trade people would be grateful and have respect for them. They would also have contributed to stopping the network of trans-national poachers and ivory traffickers and stop the involvement of terrorist groups which are funded in part by blood ivory.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CFcQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lastdaysofivory.com%2F&ei=sg_EVI-wBIjfOLm4gIgO&usg=AFQjCNH-Ftw53yup2ZqnXoQamo3STEKMyA&bvm=bv.84349003,d.ZWU

To get the message accross the crowd chanted :

1.Lead:Ban the Ivory trade!
Follow:Stop the poaching!

2.Lead:Kill the ivory trade – not the Elephants!
Follow:Kill the trade! Kill the trade! El-eph-ants must be saved!
Lead:Elephants deserve to live!
Follow:China – something’s got to give!

3.Lead:Extinction is forever
Follow:Stop all poaching now.

4.Lead:One Hundred elephants will die today!
Follow:Its time to stop the ivory trade
Lead:Brutality beyond belief
Follow:Causing agony and global grief!

5.Lead:What do we want?
Follow:An end to poaching
Lead:When do we want it?
Follow:Now! Now! Now!

6.Lead:1,2,3,4!
Follow:Ivory’s what they’re dying for
Lead:5,6,7,8!
Follow:Stop the trade its not to late!

7.Lead:What do we want?
Follow:A total ban on Ivory
Lead:When do we want it?
Follow:NOW!
Lead:What do we want?
Follow:An end to poaching!
Lead:When do we want it?
Follow:Now! Now! Now!

8.Lead:2,4,6,8!
Follow:Ban the ivory it’s not too late!
Lead:Every elephant belongs to the land,
Follow:Heads up China we’re taking a stand!

9.Lead:China ban the ivory trade!
Follow:Stop the slaughter and the crave!
Lead:You can end the devastation!
Follow:Stop the elephants decimation!
Lead:Tusks to trinkets – we’re dismayed!
Follow:Burn it all and Stop the Trade!
Lead:Elephants are life!
Follow:Ivory is Death!

10.ALL:If you’ve a heart, you must know,
CARVING FACTORIES HAVE TO GO!
If you care, you must know,
THE IVORY TRADE HAS GOT TO GO!
Tusks to Trinkets, we’re dismayed,
BURN IT ALL AND STOP THE TRADE!

and one that a participant introduced on the day :

“The rhinos and ellies you see on the tellys deserve the right to live!”

There were three brilliant speakers. Dominic Dyer from Care For The Wild International https://www.facebook.com/careforthewild was passionate about getting commitment on wildlife issues from MPs if they want our votes . Here is a link for his motivational speech:

Dr Trevor Jones from Southern Tanzania Elephant Project https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Tanzania-Elephant-Project/157164174392263 gave some excellent information on what is happening on the ground:

There was a lady called Jocelyn who had not planned on speaking who gave a very moving address saying how she could not stand back and do nothing. She explained that there is a problem of semantics as in one language tusk means tooth so the impression created in childrens’ minds is that acquiring a tusk is a simple tooth extraction. This creates an entirely false image at total variance with the harsh reality of elephants being hit by AK-47s and rockets. She had the inspired idea of tackling the Vatican about their use of religious ivory and produced a petition to ask Pope Francis to say No to ivory. Please visit it and sign it and pass it on  http://bit.ly/1tXWSjL

After the demo had ended some of us were discussing many things including peoples’ apathy, not knowing what is really happening, our feelings of powerlessness when we hear of all of the atrocities as there are so many, every way that you turn. But we have no choice. Once you have descended from the ivory tower you can never return.We cannot sit back and do nothing or be in denial about how critical the situation is or just leave it to someone else. There isn’t anyone else. There is us. We are alive at this critical time and with that comes great responsibility.  We are living in the NOW and we have to OWN the times and the problems. It would be nice if we could move from a position of NOW to OWN to WON. I cannot imagine a world without elephants, rhinos, tigers, dolphins, orcas or other animals  ~ I would not want to. Would you?

The apathy of people really frustrates me. I met up with some schoolfriends after 30 + years a couple of years ago and one said that animal rights people and environmental activists are mad. No. I think it is the people who carry on their small little lives without feeling the need to do something about the wildlife and the environment that are mad and extremely shortsighted. It would take more than a visit to Specsavers to open their eyes and propel them to action.

Everything in this ecosystem is interconnected. Everything has a place and a purpose.If you do not start to peek out of your ivory tower and look at the what is happening and at least take some action to fight for the survival of the planet and wildlife then you are part of the problem.

Coverage of the Demo:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/456033/Let-s-stop-this-SAVAGERY-Chinese-embassy-swarmed-with-protesters-to-ban-ivory-trade

Peter Baldwin produced this excellent video about the ivory trade and the demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr5fuyaz3UI

It is now Monday 26th January. Aimal Defenders International on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnimalDefenders/photos/a.169945149357.155327.75101244357/10153605752889358/?type=1  provided an email address so that people can directly contact the Embassy and politely ask them to stop the ivory trade: political_uk@mfa.gov.cn

Also someone posted in a comment on this blog post that the chants should have been positive ones. If you have gone to the page about me you will see that I am  Reiki Master and I acknowledge that we are all viibrational entities and I have thought about the use of the Law Of Attraction and positive thinking and affirmations very deeply to do with animal, environmental and human concerns and I feel that it is not enough, for me anyway as these matters are complex and there are a lot of diverse parties wanting different outcomes and that raising public awareness and using pressure and political channels is crucial in this day and age.

I worked closely with a visualisation group on the Taiji Drive Hunting Cause and the aim was to send heaing and positive thoughts and to visualise the dolphins getting away or not being seen by the hunters to maintain a blue cove. This is helpful too but I feel that the protests and demonstrations are highly effective in educating and getting more people on board and to get a message accross. You cannot mince words when doing this as the cause is too important. Elephants and other species need help urgently so raising awareness and tackling the demand for ivory etc is the right way.

You could join the group for sending healing to dolphins and whales at https://www.facebook.com/mermaids4cetaceans

 

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London Demo Against Taiji Dolphin Massacre and Captivity 17/1/15 at Trafalgar Square – Taiji Terror Tales 2015

London Demo Against Taiji Dolphin Massacre and Captivity 17/1/15 at Trafalgar Square – Taiji Terror Tales 2015.

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London Demo Against Taiji Dolphin Massacre and Captivity 17/1/15 at Trafalgar Square – Taiji Terror Tales 2015

trafalgar love dolphin I attended the  Carnival Demo March Against Taiji Dolphin Slaughter and Captivity Trade//Blackfish Awareness/Boycott SeaWorld/Empty The Tanks//Free Lolita.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1060275823988390/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&fref=nf

The march started in Cavendish Square in Central London and ended at a demo in Trafalgar Square. There was a brilliant turnout. People raised awareness through chants and banners and leafleting. It is always very moving and very motivating to link with like minded people. It was so good to be in Trafalgar Square at a protest for the dolphins and whales. It feels good to live in a country where there are no longer any dolphinariums but it does not feel good to be a member of a species that inflicts so much suffering on animals and the environment.

I loved this “Je suis dolphin” banner and it was nice to see other banners with “Je suis Tilikum” and “Je suis Corky”and “Je suis Morgan”. There may have been others that I did not see as there were a lot of attendees. There are so many other names that could have been displayed.

je suis dolphinAll of the captive orca and dolphin stories are distressing. I posted about Corky a while back as it broke my heart to hear her story. She proved that whales are intelligent social creatures with strong family bonds.

http://rosedixon.net/2013/01/16/captive-orca-recognizes-voices-of-estranged-family-free-corky-imagine-shes-your-child/

Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark in “Game Of Thrones” was there for the dolphins and  these three animal campaigners gave excellent speeches to educate and motivate the crowd.

lady2 and meSharon Bull read a poem which she had written from Angel which was very moving. This is a good way of educating children about the plight of Angel and her species as they will be able to identify with Angel. It is not madness to attribute human emotions to dolphins as it is acknowledged by scientists that they and whales live in families, use language and form strong emotional attachments. It is so crucial to reach children so that they know not to visit a dolphin show.

http://youtu.be/8t93jZV0WZ4

will travers

You can listen to Will Traver’s inspiring speech here:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cXR7uC5z_J0

dominic dyer

You can listen to the motivational words of Dominic Dyer here

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ub2I-TxKhn0&sns=fb

It was so poignant that this march and demo took place tday as it is one year since Angel the albino was brutally taken captive by the Taii drive hunters. I posted on here at the time about it:

http://rosedixon.net/2014/01/19/albino-dolphin-in-taiji-whale-museum-taiji-terror-tales-january-2014/

angelFor information on Angel visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/467776883324829/

So what can we do to bring this barbaric enterprise to an end? We can carry on protesting and educating people as this movement is gaining momentum. There is another protest outside the Japanese Embassy on Friday February 20th. Follow the link for the details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/735050293195681/?ref=22

In the meantime you can do this:

embassyIf Tim on 0207 4656500 is not available keep trying or see if anyone else at the Embassy will speak to you although I cannot envisage any other staff willing to take on the role of “Je suis Tim at the Japanese Embassy Londres”

 Prince William is going to be visitng to  Japan shortly so you can ask him to request that Taiji stops the brutal drive hunting. I quote from today’s Telegraph

Kensington Palace said in a statement that the Prince would travel to Japan first and attend a number of events in the capital, Tokyo, and other areas on behalf of the Government.

These engagements would be “focused on UK-Japan relations, commerce and cultural exchange and in support of his own personal interest in combating the illegal wildlife trade.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/tell-a-friend/13330545

Other related links:

https://www.facebook.com/LolitaTokitae?fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/freemorgan.org?fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/FreeCorky?fref=nf

http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians

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London Protest Against The Dolphin Massacre 7th November 2014 & afterwards – Taiji Terror Tales 2014-2015

rob hill photoPhotocredit: Rob Hill

I attended the protest against the Taiji Drive hunting opposite the Japanese Embassy in London on Friday 7th November 2014. For information on this and future protests visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-against-the-Dolphin-Massacre-Taiji-Japan/212520505611738?fref=nf

Dominic Dyer gave a speech, Ric O’Barry was there too and the energy was high as we pushed the message “Enough is enough”. Indeed Enough is enough on so many levels. We have depleted enough ocean life, interfered with eco systems, put animals through suffering, objectified dolphins/orcas and other animals and used them for our entertainment for long enough. Enough is enough for me too of people who are just so absorbed in their quest for the next fix of entertainment or consumer goods that they just carry on regardless as though all this animal cruelty and exploitation has nothing to do wth them.

Remember the accusations that were going around after the death of Princess Diana when we were told that anyone who had bought newspapers to look at her image were part of the cause of her death when the paparazzi were hounding her? Well it is the same with Taiji drive hunting.

If you buy a ticket to a dolphin show you are entangled with drive hunting. It is not the fishing that keeps that crew afloat but the live capture and training of “suitable” dolphins for human entertainment. It is not rocket science to work out that if there is no demand then there will be no need to supply.

Today, November 16th Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians reported

The hunters of Taiji have slaughtered yet another pod of Risso’s.

At 7:05am, the Cove Guardians spotted the hunting vessels approximately 10-12 miles off the coast and noticed that they were in drive formation, greedily pushing a pod of dolphins toward the cove.

During the drive, the pod almost outsmarted the hunters when they split apart in order to escape, however they were ultimately outmatched and overpowered by the steel death machines, banger poles, slap paddles and 22 ruthless men.

While the defenseless dolphins were netted into the cove, awaiting death, they became so desperate to escape, they began to jump the nets and throw themselves onto the rocks and beach.

Ultimately, the hunters murdered the entire pod, which consisted of approximately 18-20 dolphins, including adults, juveniles and babies.

— at Taiji Japan.

Everyone can help by drawing attention to this barbaric trade. If someone mentions that they are thinking of going to a dolphin show tell them about Taiji.
I left the protest a little early as I was a bit under the weather and jumped onto a crowded tube train and sat next to a very smartly suited businessman who turned to me and said that he had seen the protest as he had business near the Japanese Embassy and had walked past. I was pleasantly surprsied that he was engaging with me as was sitting there with a Sea Shepherd hat on and a dolphin painted on my face. He told me that he used to work for a zoo but left when he realised that although they do some good conservation work, something is seriously wrong as they have too many animals and have to put some down. It upset him so she left. He said he knew about the brutal drive hunting methods and agreed with us protesting about it. Whe I told him it was also about the live capture for facilities like SeaWorld and about the trainers going into he water to select the most suitable for training before the rest are slaughtered his eyes widened and he said that he had not made that connection. He seemed stunned. When I mentioned orcas his eyes widened again as he had not heard of that part of the industry. I told him to watch “Blackfish”. I know he will and I know that he wil tell people about the link between Taiji and SeaWorld. Our paths crossed for a few stops on the Victoria Line but it was a key encounter. This is the sort of opportunity that will present itself to everyone. Talk about Taiji whenever you can and you are helping to end this barbaic practice.
When we arrived at his stop the man got up and shook my hand and said congratulations on being part of the protest and of giving him so much food for thought in a small space of time. I knew my decision to get on the train at that time had been the right one. This is how a shift will be created..tell one person who will tell another who will>>>>>>>

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Pilot Whale Who Says it All In An Image After Losing Family To Hunters in Taiji Terror Tales September 2014

pilot whalePhotocredit Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians

 reported that

The process was just too much to bear for this one pilot whale. It continued to barely swim on its back after family was slaughtered — at Taiji Japan.

Whales and dolphins are sentient and intelligent creatures who have strong family bonds and they feel pain at loss

After two of its family had been selected for training for human entertainment and the rest had been held in the Cove during stormy weather and those that were not cast out to sea or died in nets were brutally slaughtered this photo was taken of a pilot whale. For me this picture paints a thousand words.

It is not the dolphin/whale meat that keeps the barbaric Taiji drive hunting afloat but the live capture and training for human entertainment. That is why this pilot whale lost its family.

How can you help them? Don’t Go To a Dolphin Show and Tell Your Friends/Family Why You Won’t

http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians/

Please sign this petition to ask Simon Cowell to remove the section on the upcoming X Factor episode that glorifies seeing dolphins in captivity

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Simon_Cowell_Pull_next_weeks_UK_xFactor_section_that_glorifies_captive_dolphins/?darmVcb&pv=3

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Taiji Terror Tales 26th September 2014- Pilot Whales Held in Cove Now Awaiting Grim Fate

pilot whalesPhotocredit : Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians who reported that

A family of Short Finned Pilot whales was driven into the killing cove yesterday morning. Two adolescents were taken from their family for a life in captivity. After a long night without food, the remaining pod will be viciously slaughtered in less than two hours.
Our Cove Guardian crew will be live streaming from Taiji at http://livestream.seashepherd.org/
Follow our updates here on Facebook and Twitter.com/coveguardians
with hashtags #tweet4taiji #OpInfinitePatience #SSCS

This is the 5th pod that the hunters have driven into the Cove this season. Pods of Risso’s dolphins have been brutally massacred, babies have been taken back out to sea to lure other pods close to Taiji, pods have fought and escaped from the clutches of the killers, stormy weather has kept the boats in port. Watchers have gone through a wide spectrum of emotions including fear, sadness, joy, despair. Being aware of Taiji Terror Tales as they unfold is taking a seat on a revolting rollercoaster. This barbaric practice must cease. Dolphin defenders will not stop speaking out on the victims’ behalf until this happens.

Our hearts and thoughts are with the two captives who are doomed for a hellish life having been selected for human entertainment and with those who were “less fortunate” and deemed fit only for a brutal death and human consumption. How those trainers can go into the waters and select which dolphins/small whales will die being fully aware of how they are inhumanely killed is beyond my comprehension. Probably just as well. All we can do is look at the reports from Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians and tell the victims’ stories. I cannot say that we can publicise it to save their descendants as the entire remaining pod/family will be annihilated.

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How to help the Taiji Dolphins – Information Credit – Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians

brightFor the first two weeks of this season’s hunting no dolphins or small whales have been driven into the cove. There have been a couple of occasions where pods have fought hard and outsmarted the hunters. The dolphins are in my mind and thousands of other peoples’ each night as the boats go out. We all focus on the Cove being blue which means that no capture or killing has taken place that day.

Even though the hunt as been unsuccessful thus far there are captive dolphins being held at the Cove which are being trained for human entertainment.

Photo: Captive dolphin holding pens located in Taiji harbor.<br />
These dolphins are being conditioned to eat dead fish and are sold to marine parks around the world. They are untrained and usually sell for less than trained dolphins.<br />
Included are Bottlenose, Pantropical Spotted and Pacific White Sided dolphins all taken from the killing cove from last season.<br />
A security van is parked on the grass to monitor activity and to the left is a Japanese Coast Guard zodiac. This vessel is used to guard the killing cove during a slaughter.

Photocredit – Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians

Sea Shepherd report that

Captive dolphin holding pens located in Taiji harbor.
These dolphins are being conditioned to eat dead fish and are sold to marine parks around the world. They are untrained and usually sell for less than trained dolphins.
Included are Bottlenose, Pantropical Spotted and Pacific White Sided dolphins all taken from the killing cove from last season.
A security van is parked on the grass to monitor activity and to the left is a Japanese Coast Guard zodiac. This vessel is used to guard the killing cove during a slaughter.

There are ways that you can campaign against this brutal enterprise. I found this information on the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Facebook page and it is so useful that I transferred it here.

Cove Guardian Facebook
Sea Shepherd USA Facebook
Cove Guardian Twitter
Sea Shepherd USA Twitter

Help us end the brutal Taiji dolphin slaughter by voicing your concerns to the authorities in Taiji as well as the Japanese Embassy, US Embassy to Japan, US and Japanese Ambassadors to the UN, and the US Senate members of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
1-6-1 Nagata-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
+81-3-5253-2111

Copy the links and paste into your browser
Website: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html
Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html
Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html

Japanese Embassies Worldwide:
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions

List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan:
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan

US Embassy in Japan:
Caroline Kennedy – Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Telephone: 011-81-3-3224-5000
Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan
Please thank Caroline Kennedy for her defense of the dolphins

Japanese UN Representatives:
H.E. Mr Kazuyoshi Umemoto – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
japan.mission@dn.mofa.go.jp

H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki – Deputy Representative of Japan to the UN
japan.mission@dn.mofa.go.jp

United States UN Representative:
Samantha Power – US Ambassador to the UN
Samantha Power’s Twitter
United States Mission to the United Nations Contact Form

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division:
E0717001@pref.wakayama.lg.jp
Telephone: +81-73-441-3010
Fax: +81-73-432-4124

International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Impington,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 87
Email: secretariat@iwcoffice.org

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP)
UNEP/CMS Secretariat
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449
Email: secretariat@cms.int

Hotel Dolphin Resort/Dolphin Base:

Telephone: +81-0735-59-3514
Fax: +81-0735-59-2810

Japan Fisheries Public Content Form:
Contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

WAZA: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
secretariat@waza.org

IMATA: The International Marine Mammal Trainers’ Association
info@imata.org

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Reiki Sessions, Reiki Classes, Tarot Readings+Classes Available at SchoolOfWyrdynamics

I am a Reiki Master, Tarot Reader/Clairvoyant and Animal Welfare Activist and Sociologist and planning to combine all of this within SOW which is the SchoolOfWyrdynamics that I founded as a School Of Thought and Practice to examine how combined factors or wyrd operate within our lives. I am developing products too and plan to use some monies to help animal welfare causes.

Feel free to visit the site which is under construction as am I as are you as is all

http://www.schoolofwyrdynamics.com

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London Against The Taiji Drive Hunt Protest September 1st. Taiji Terror Tales 2014-15

Taiji Protest PreparationOh well the hot summer had to come to an end and September had to arrive. I love this time of year but my heart sinks as it heralds the start of the dreaded Taiji drive hunting of dolphins and small whales.

The quotas have been set. These can be found on cetabase. 1938 animals who are currently swimming freely in the ocean are in peril. 114 short-finned pilot whales, 509 bottlenose dolphins, 261 Risso’s dolphins, 400 pantropical spotted dolphins, 70 false killer whales and 134 pacific white sided dolphins are deemed available to be driven and brutally killed. Some of the bottlenose and others who escape a gory death will be trained for human entertainment.

I and many others will be protesting on this coming Monday in London opposite the Japanese Embassy:

https://www.facebook.com/events/525789957537798/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-against-the-Dolphin-Massacre-Taiji-Japan/212520505611738

If you can, come and join us. I will post a report on it here.

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Joe Taylor’s EP draws on his influences of soul, blues and pop. He comes from Yorkshire and grew up listening to artists such as Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations and Ray Charles. He has recently been studying at the prestigious Leeds College of music, performing in bands and session work, and has been developing his own sound as a solo artist.

He has been personally involved in all areas of the production on this EP.  Listen to it and share it with your friends. He is going to be a huge success.

The good news is that it is available for free download.

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