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.” width=”373″ height=”214″ /></p>
<p style=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

joe taylor

I want to introduce you to a new and very talented musician/songwriter/producer who has been working with my daughter.

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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238 Whale and Dolphin Petitions Compiled by The Ocean Project Admin team

This is a magnificent piece of work as there are so many petitions. Brilliant that an organization has collated them all. Credit to https://www.facebook.com/theocepro?ref=stream

This is the latest revised version of the Whale & Dolphin petition list ,created on 03/04/2014.All petitions that have been closed since the previous list was posted (March 2013) are removed ,new petitions have been added.Any one who has signed the petitions on the previous list only has to check from 365 upwards as these have been added after that list was posted.
Some petitions are close to the target and/or will be closed before a new list will be created ,please keep in mind that we try to keep it up to date in the notes section of our page .Vacant numbers will not be used to avoid confusion,new petitions will be added at the bottom of the list.If you want to share the petitions , please do so by sharing the photo ,this will include the link to our page .Thank you for your support ! ~ The Admin Team ~

3 http://www.change.org/petitions/seaworld-stop-dolphin-and-whale-shows
7 http://www.change.org/petitions/dolphins-don-t-belong-in-traveling-circus
10 http://www.change.org/petitions/free-the-disney-dolphins
12 http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-annual-slaughter-of-dolphins
16 http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-dolphin-slaughter-in-japan
17 http://www.change.org/petitions/animals-are-not-entertainers
20 http://www.change.org/petitions/ask-att-and-coca-cola-why-they-support-dolphin-captivity
23 http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-mastercard-stop-supporting-the-live-dolphin-trade
36 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/5/stop-dolphin-captivity/
37 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/418/811/027/stop-marine-dolphin-park-in-taija-japan/

41 http://forcechange.com/27926/save-the-irrawaddy-dolphins-from-the-dangers-of-fishing-in-the-mekong-r
42 http://signon.org/sign/navy-under-water-sound.fb20?source=s.fb&r_by=4615751
43 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Say_NO_to_a_new_dolphinarium_in_Ukraine_Kyiv_Zoo/
44 http://www.takepart.com/cove/takeaction
45 http://savejapandolphins.org/take-action/sign-the-petition
46 https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2945
51 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Kenyans_against_the_slaughter_of_dolphins_and_other_cetaceans/?fedP
52 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/343/321/366/hold-bp-responsible-for-mass-dolphin-deaths/
55 http://www.cetaceanrights.org/
56 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/407/726/451/stop-dolphin-facility-in-mississippi/

58 http://www.unleashed.org.au/take_action/taiji-dolphin-hunt/
60 http://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-plans-to-build-a-dolphin-zoo-in-taiji
61 http://www.change.org/petitions/end-taiji-slaughter-of-dolphins
63 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/PAKISTAN_PLEASE_DO_NOT_EXPLOIT_DOLPHINS/?fCibrbb&pv=2
65 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/700/391/857/save-the-vaquita-porpoise/
66 http://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-vaquita-porpoise-the-world-s-most-endangered-marine-mammal
72 http://forcechange.com/10415/help-protect-the-rare-australian-snubfin-dolphin/
73 http://protectkeppelbay.good.do/deltabayreef/email-tony-burke-campbell-newman-anthony-albanese/
75 https://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1685
76 http://forcechange.com/20553/save-the-yangtze-finless-porpoise-from-certain-extinction/

77 http://forcechange.com/20150/save-chinese-porpoises-from-extinction/
78 http://forcechange.com/27797/save-rare-river-dolphin-from-imminent-extinction/#gf_1
82 http://www.change.org/petitions/sky-broadcasting-cover-and-update-what-is-happening-in-taiji-japan
87 http://www.change.org/petitions/yahoo-stop-selling-dolphin-and-whale-meat
88 http://forcechange.com/39234/urge-india-to-save-the-ganges-river-dolphin/#gf_1
91 https://www.change.org/petitions/international-whaling-commission-protect-the-dolphins
92 http://www.change.org/petitions/no-more-dolphins-swimming-in-las-vegas
93 http://forcechange.com/12297/close-the-dolphin-death-pool-at-the-mirage-in-las-vegas/#gf_1
94 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/stop-the-dolphin-slaughter/
95 http://www.change.org/petitions/japan-slaughtering-dolphins-for-sport-needs-to-stop

97 https://www.change.org/petitions/waza-imata-top-upporting-the-dolphin-laughter-in-taiji
98 http://www.change.org/petitions/imata-trainers-don-t-train-taiji-dolphins
99 http://forcechange.com/38327/ban-atlanta-pride-celebration-at-georgia-aquarium-to-protect-sound-sens
100 http://forcechange.com/32195/protest-yearly-dolphin-killings-in-japan/#gf_1
101 http://forcechange.com/30402/stop-mistreatment-of-sea-animals-in-canadian-aquarium/#gf_1
102 http://forcechange.com/25410/stop-plans-for-a-marine-animal-park-in-india/#gf_1
103 http://forcechange.com/39865/save-the-whales-encourage-international-whale-safe-fishing-practices/
104 http://forcechange.com/39283/save-the-blue-whales-in-sri-lanka/
105 http://forcechange.com/35936/ban-imprisonment-of-orca-whales-at-seaworld/
106 http://forcechange.com/31716/after-42-years-of-imprisonment-release-miamis-orca/#gf_1

113 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/448/050/229/help-save-orca-whales/
116 https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2819
117 http://forcechange.com/25218/demand-protection-for-false-killer-whales/
118 http://forcechange.com/47139/keep-orca-whales-on-endangered-species-list/#gf_1
119 http://forcechange.com/18462/stop-sonar-tests-in-whale-inhabited-waters/#gf_1
120 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/966/875/590/save-beluga-whales-from-pebble-mine/
122 https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2823
124 http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-illegal-killing-of-whales-for-research
128 http://www.change.org/petitions/bbc-take-a-crew-to-taiji
130 http://www.change.org/petitions/end-the-faroe-islands-whale-slaughter

133 http://www.greatwhaleconservancy.org/stop-ship-strikes-blue-whales
134 https://secure2.wdcs.org/protect/critical_habitat/right_petition.php
136 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/703/381/532/
137 http://forcechange.com/49411/reroute-shipping-lanes-to-protect-endangered-whales/#gf_1
139 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/584/078/403/stop-killing-dolphins-with-seismic-testing/
140 http://www.change.org/petitions/mattel-barbie-stop-selling-the-barbie-doll-dolphintrainer
144 http://www.change.org/petitions/aphis-usda-reinstate-swim-with-dolphin-program-regulations
149 http://www.causes.com/actions/1724723
152 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/912/983/705/keep-whaling-moratorium-in-iceland/
153 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/557/561/313/protect-beluga-whales-from-pebble-mine/

158 http://www.change.org/petitions/joji-morishita-and-the-fishermen-stop-slaughtering-dolphins-in-taiji
160 http://forcechange.com/56597/demand-action-against-dolphin-slaughter-in-the-solomon-islands/#gf_1
164 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/989/113/176/close-the-dolphin-resort-hotel-in-bali/
169 http://forcechange.com/61531/urge-norway-to-obey-international-whaling-ban/#gf_1
171 https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/All_dolphinaria_must_be_closed_in_Europe/?ajdHieb
173 http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/government-of-denmark-stop-the-grind-on-the-faroes
177 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Retire_wild_caught_dolphins_Gambit_and_Frodo_STOP_captive_breeding/?pv=3
178 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/569/482/287/extend-protections-for-critically-endangered-vaquita-porpoises/
179 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/527/481/664/stop-poisoning-and-slaughtering-dolphins-in-peru/
180 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/701/204/671/tanzania-stop-dynamiting-dolphins-and-using-them-as-shark-bait/

181 https://www.change.org/petitions/georgia-aquarium-stop-the-importation-of-18-wild-beluga-whales
182 http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/petitions/stop-japanese-whaling
183 https://www.change.org/petitions/yth-bpk-i-made-mangku-pastika-gubernur-bali-governor-of-bali-bali-go-captive-dolphin-free-bali-hentikan-eksploitasi-lumba-lumba
187 http://forcechange.com/64708/protect-blue-whales-from-oil-companies/
188 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/HELP_END_THE_CRUEL_CAPTURES_OF_WILD_DOLPHINS_FOR_CAPTIVITY/?aUyydcb
191 http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/free-orca-morgan
192 http://action.seaturtles.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13491
194 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/703/523/691/oppose-new-dolphin-swim-facilities-in-the-bahamas/
195 http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/keep-dolphin-tanks-out-of-armenia.html
196 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/912/301/295/save-bunbury-dolphins/

197 https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4391
198 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/852/069/933/protect-the-worlds-rarest-dolphins-in-new-zealand
199 https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/new-zealand-prime-minister-john-key-save-maui-s-dolphins-from-extinction
201 http://www.change.org/petitions/ocean-park-hong-kong-phase-out-cetacean-captivity
203 http://forcechange.com/65320/protect-whales-from-military-testing/
205 http://www.change.org/petitions/seaworld-end-captive-orca-breeding-program
206 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/tell-a-friend/9545040#bbfb=741841254
207 https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3097
209 https://secure.avaaz.org/en/edeka_and_the_whale_slaughter/?deJHNdb
210 http://forcechange.com/67948/protect-endangered-marine-life-in-turkey/#gf_1

211 http://whales.org/en/campaigns/horror
212 http://whales.org/en/campaigns/stop-iceland-killing-endangered-whales
213 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ask_WWF_to_stop_supporting_the_krill_fishery_in_the_Antarctic/?pv=6
215 http://www.change.org/petitions/dolphins-and-marine-life-being-killed-by-u-s-navy-sonar-technology-find-an-alternative-to-sonar
216 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/743/294/424/protect-orcas-from-dirty-coal-terminals/
218 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/552/460/114/keep-orca-whales-on-endgangered-species-list/
219 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_Dolphin_Massacre_in_Taiji_Japan/?copy
220 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Save_the_Hong_Kong_Pink_Dolphins/?dhQgQbb
221 http://www.change.org/petitions/new-zealand-government-stop-the-extinction-of-hector-s-maui-s-dolphins-now
223 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/763/299/553/save-the-pink-dolphin-from-extinction-in-hong-kong-and-taiwan/

224 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/445/471/778/protected-reserves-for-critically-endangered-vaquita-porpoises/
225 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/107/159/112/save-rare-and-critically-endangered-new-zealand-dolphin/
227 http://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/save-whales-stop-illegal-whaling-iceland
228 http://www.change.org/petitions/russian-department-of-fisheries-and-utrishskiy-delphinarium-allow-a-panel-of-experts-to-rehab-release-18-wild-caught-beluga-whales
229 https://www.change.org/petitions/seaworld-orlando-florida-free-tilikum
231 http://forcechange.com/70546/protect-the-worlds-smallest-marine-dolphins-from-extinction/
233 http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Our_mission_is_to_end_the_Dolphin_Holocaust_in_the_Solomon_Islands_once_and_for_all/?aUyydcb
234 http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/european-parliament-stop-dolphin-and-whale-massacre-in-denmark
235 http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/kenichiro-sasae-japanese-ambassador-to-the-united-states-save-the-dolphins-from-slaughter-and-captivity-2
236 http://forcechange.com/70786/end-inhumane-slaughter-of-whales-and-dolphins/

237 http://www.change.org/petitions/endangered-orcas-need-laws-and-enforcement-funds-for-protection
238 http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-the-navy-call-off
239 http://www.change.org/petitions/carnival-cruise-lines-to-not-operate-tours-which-involve-interaction-with-captive-dolphins
240 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/495/607/741/stop-illegal-whaling-in-greenland/
242 http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/operation-blue-skies-make-the-skies-dolphin-safe-and-stop-the-carriage-of-cetaceans-to-marine-amusement-parks
243 http://www.avaaz.org/es/petition/Detener_la_matanza_de_delfines_en_Taiji_Japon_detener_la_compra_de_delfines_para_el_cautiverio/?duTaSdb
244 http://www.avaaz.org/es/petition/Evitar_la_masacre_de_delfines_y_ballenas_en_todo_el_mundo_En_particular_en_islas_Feroe_DINAMARCA/?axJireb
245 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/475/078/141/stop-dolphin-slaughter-in-taiji/
246 http://forcechange.com/71559/protest-marine-mammal-abuse-for-entertainment/
247 http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/consul-general-of-japan-in-hong-kong-please-stop-the-annual-taiji-slaughter-and-capture-of-cetaceans

248 http://www.change.org/petitions/help-save-and-protect-the-last-55-of-maui-s-dolphin-s
249 http://www.change.org/petitions/us-navy-stop-the-east-coast-underwater-explosive-training-killing-whales-dolphins
252 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/672/336/119/free-tilikum/
254 https://www.oceancare.org/en/campaign_silent_oceans/
255 http://www.petitiononline.com/golfinho/petition.html
256 http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dolfijnen/
257 http://www.change.org/petitions/marine-land-and-game-farm-7657-portage-road-niagara-falls-ontario-stop-taking-dolphins-from-the-taiji-cove-in-japan
258 http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=1880
259 https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/kazutaka-sangen-mayor-of-taiji-stop-the-dolphin-slaughter-in-taiji-japan
262 http://www.change.org/petitions/seaworld-marineland-all-dolphinarium-stop-taking-dolphin-from-the-wild-to-live-a-life-of-slavery

263 https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/save-maui-s-dolphins-now-marine-mammal-sanctuary-submission
264 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/571/619/217/stop-iceland-from-killing-whales/
266 http://action.seaturtles.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14229
267 http://forcechange.com/72549/demand-release-of-lone-orca-imprisoned-for-over-forty-years/
268 http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/BoycottSeaWorld
270 http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/Ban-Taiji-Dolphin-Hunt
271 http://www.avaaz.org/en/saddest_dolphins/?vl
272 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/770/053/614/stop-sonar-assault-on-whales-and-dolphins/#
273 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/873/028/183/add-orcinus-orca-lolita-to-edangered-species-act-and-return-her-to-freedom/
274 http://www.saddestdolphins.com/email.html

275 http://www.change.org/petitions/the-huffington-post-japan-should-publish-this-report-pilot-whales-mother-and-baby-of-taiji-to-the-japanese-readers
277 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/488/368/027/stop-the-porpoise-hunt-in-japan-almost-10000-killed-in-2010/
278 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/999/673/714/stop-the-hunt-of-dalls-porpoise/
279 http://www.change.org/petitions/noaa-fisheries-nmfs-please-uphold-your-decision-permit-to-import-18-belugas-is-denied
280 http://www.change.org/petitions/kangaroo-island-proposed-seismic-testing-will-threaten-up-to-76-species-of-marine-mammals-including-the-rare-shepherds-beak-whale
281 http://us.whales.org/en/campaigns/stop-belugas-being-taken-from-wild-in-russia
282 http://uk.whales.org/en/petitions/ask-waza-to-help-stop-dolphin-hunts
283 http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/australian-government-ban-keeping-of-cetacean-species-in-captivity
284 http://www.change.org/petitions/completion-and-closing-dolphins-park-in-boudewijn-seapark-brugge-belgium
285 http://forcechange.com/22856/stop-the-hunting-of-humpback-whales-in-greenland/

286 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/854/151/467/demand-hilton-hotels-stop-exploiting-dolphins/
287 http://forcechange.com/86471/prevent-creation-of-dolphin-eating-theme-park/
288 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/613/063/240/stop-using-dolphins-as-shark-bait-in-peru/
289 http://www.change.org/petitions/government-of-antigua-and-barbuda-vote-into-law-no-captive-marine-mammals-in-antigua-barbuda
290 http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/petition/NationalWildlifeFederation-DolphinsInTheGulf
291 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/143/736/456/save-rare-mauis-dolphins-in-new-zealand/
292 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/182/926/450/tell-amazon-to-stop-selling-endangered-whale-meat/
293 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/563/538/418/keep-ban-on-whaling-include-dolphins/
294 http://us.whales.org/campaigns/leave-beluga-whales-in-wild
296 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/107/966/214/saving-chinas-threatened-finless-porpoise/

297 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/769/974/673/close-the-dolphinarium-in-the-netherlands/
298 http://www.change.org/petitions/ban-cetacean-captivity-in-greece
299 http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/seaworld-gold-coast-queensland-please-tell-seaworld-that-we-demand-the-closure-of-their-foul-aquaprison-sea-creatures-forced-to-do-tricks-in-swimming-pools-it-s-time-to-say-no-to-animal-cruelty-in-all-forms
301 http://www.change.org/petitions/operation-whale-defense-2013-14-stop-norwegian-whaling-prime-minister-and-government
302 http://www.change.org/petitions/waza-top-upporting-taiji-dolphin-laughter-and-expel-the-taiji-whale-museum-immediately
304 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/485/027/140/cancel-dolphin-performance-at-sochi-2014-olympics/
306 http://www.change.org/petitions/seismic-airgun-activity-off-atlantic-coast-of-u-s-could-harm-thousands-of-marine-animals
307 http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-non-subsistence-whaling-in-greenland
308 http://www.voorvermaakzonderdieren.nl/dolfinaria/teken-de-petitie-voor-een-dolfinariumvrij-belgie/
309 http://www.change.org/petitions/aspro-international-purchases-six-dolphins-from-japan-s-killing-cove-stop-the-slaughter-stop-profiting-from-blood-dolphins

310 https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Detener_y_penalizar_la_caza_de_delfines_en_las_costas_del_Peru/?bjdHieb&v=32652
311 https://www.change.org/petitions/prime-minister-of-iceland-sigmundur-dav%C3%AD%C3%B0-gunnlaugsson-halt-the-killing-of-all-whales-before-the-2014-whaling-season
312 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/575/738/312/tell-australian-government-to-keep-anti-whaling-promise/
313 http://uk.whales.org/campaigns/save-new-zealand-dolphin
314 http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/supreme-court-chief-justice.fb66
315 http://www.change.org/petitions/greenland-please-save-the-whales
316 http://uk.whales.org/campaigns/help-stop-transfer-of-whale-products-through-eu-ports
317 http://www.change.org/petitions/que-la-construction-d-un-delphinarium-au-zooparc-d-amn%C3%A9ville-57-ne-voie-jamais-le-jour
318 http://forcechange.com/98419/save-chinese-white-dolphins-from-extinction/
319 http://www.animalpetitions.org/2797/save-dolphins-from-slaughter/

320 http://animalpetitions.org/2837/condemn-brewery-for-crafting-whale-meat-beer/
321 http://animalpetitions.org/2825/stop-slaughter-of-dolphins-for-bait/
322 http://animalpetitions.org/2743/save-chinese-white-dolphins-from-extinction/
323 http://animalpetitions.org/2721/urge-for-extra-protection-of-humpback-whales/
324 http://animalpetitions.org/2601/demand-oil-company-pay-for-dolphin-restoration/
327 http://www.bornfree.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/petitions/dolphinaria-petition/
328 http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/Ban-Taiji-Dolphin-Hunt/
329 https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/US_UK_Governments_End_all_imports_of_Japanese_seafood_until_they_stop_dolphin_and_whale_hunts/?cxSvXbb
330 http://www.change.org/petitions/international-olympic-committee-revoke-tokyo-s-2020-olympic-hosting-status
331 http://www.change.org/petitions/george-takei-please-help-end-the-slaughter-in-taiji-japan

332 http://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-recognize-january-17th-as-national-dolphin-and-whale-protection-awareness-day
333 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/147/761/893/
334 https://www.change.org/petitions/dr-gerald-dick-please-support-japanese-groups-by-enforcing-waza-s-code-of-ethics
338 http://www.change.org/ja/%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%9A%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B3/nobuteru-ishihara-minister-of-the-environment-jaza-waza-mext-to-stop-dolphins-and-whales-captivity-in-japan-no-more-captives-2
339 https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/ask-japan-to-include-marine-mammals-in-their-animal-welfare-laws
340 http://forcechange.com/101377/save-dolphins-from-captivity-and-slaughter/
343 http://animalpetitions.org/3057/save-rare-dolphins-from-extinction/
344 http://forcechange.com/102277/stop-u-s-navy-from-harming-marine-mammals-and-sea-turtles/
345 http://forcechange.com/103241/condemn-japanese-prime-minister-for-defending-dolphin-slaughter/
346 http://forcechange.com/102637/stop-whaling-in-norway/

347 https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Honorable_Governor_Takuya_Tasso_of_iwate_Japan_Stop_Killing_Dalls_Porpoises/?fbss
348 https://secure.avaaz.org/es/petition/Sr_D_Satoru_Satoh_Embajador_del_Japon_en_Espana_Que_su_Gobierno_ponga_fin_la_muerte_y_cautiverio_de_Delfines_en_Taiji/?copy
349 http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/faroe-islands-prime-minister-kaj-leo-johannesen-stop-the-faroe-islands-dolphin-and-whale-killing-festival-it-s-inhumane-unnecessary-and-barbaric
350 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/get-involved/ask-president-stop-slaughter-fin-whales?
351 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/409/705/170/iceland-dont-kill-even-more-whales/
353 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/192/199/368/tell-virgin-to-stop-promoting-whale-and-dolphin-shows/
354 http://www.ifaw.org/australia/get-involved/tell-minister-hunt-protect-kangaroo-island-whales
355 https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?page=UserAction&id=3337
357 http://www.change.org/petitions/mr-jim-atchison-end-all-killer-whale-captive-breeding-and-artificial-insemination-programs-start-the-process-of-creating-rehabilitation-and-retirement-sea-pens-for-all-captive-killer-whales
358 http://action.endangered.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16542

359 http://action.seaturtles.org/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=14920
360 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/301/446/322/?TAP=1007
361 http://uk.whales.org/campaigns/stop-selling-trips-to-seaworld-sir-richard
362 http://advocacy.pewenvironment.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1793&ea.campaign.id=26023
363 https://www.change.org/petitions/san-diego-city-council-pass-a-proclamation-of-cetacean-rights
364 http://www.yousign.org/en/bbc-dolphins
365 https://www.change.org/petitions/state-rep-toni-atkins-please-support-blackfishbill-to-ban-orca-captivity-in-ca
366 http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4139
367 http://www.capwiz.com/wspausa/issues/alert/?alertid=63092916
368 http://action.sumofus.org/a/seaworld-orcas-captivity-california-ban-blackfish/

369 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/698/440/359/free-morgan-the-orca-from-cruel-captivity-in-spanish-zoo/
370 http://uk.whales.org/campaigns/stop-belugas-and-orcas-being-taken-from-wild-in-russia
371 http://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=26480
372 http://www.congressweb.com/awi/21
373 http://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/let-s-end-the-captivity-of-orcas-in-california
374 http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/cheng-fan-please-refuse-to-carry-wild-dolphins-develop-policy-against-such-practices
375 http://www.change.org/petitions/school-tv-the-dolphinarium-stop-promoting-captivity-at-schools
376 http://act.oceana.org/sign/l-seismic-signon/

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Global March For Lions – London Calling and Roaring 15th March 2014

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People asked me who the figure was that I depicted on my banner alongside the lion representations. It is Sekhmet, the lion headed goddess from Ancient Egypt. Alongside animal activism my interests include esoteric interests and due to my love of lions since childhood I was delighted to encounter Sekhmet in the 1980s. The photo on the right is of one of the Sekhmets in the British Museum. As I was drawing the images for the banner I was depicting my intent to attend the march and to draw protection towards the lions so it is a kind of charm to defeat the hunters and make the abhorrent business of canned hunting illegal.

There was a Global March For Lions on 15th March 2014 to campaign against the barbaric and pseudo brave man’s sport of canned hunting in South Africa. Oh where to start as there is so much wrong with this enterprise? Whoever conceived this “business plan” should be thrown to the lions.

The following information was drawn from the leaflet that was being handed out and was produced by #globalmarchforlions http://www.cannedlion.org

Lionesses are objectified into breeding machines. When they no longer produce they are either killed for the bone trade or are enrolled on a list for trophy hunters. Cubs are immediately objectified too being wrenched immediately from their mothers for “cub petting” and to be rented out to other facilities. Someone at Trafalgar Square yesterday was remarking that it is like running human baby farms. These are the “lucky” cubs by the way. If there has been inbreeding and a resultant birth defect in the female cub, it will be killed deemed unworthy of life as it will not have the kerrching factor to produce trophy offspring.

Breeders advertise for volunteers to assist with the feeding and care of the cubs and these people will pay large fees and are duped into feeling that they are privileged to be involved. Apparently they are unaware that these cute little cubs that they are nurturing are doomed to be shot. I would be so distraught if I had volunteered and found out later that I had been part of this. I would have to take action. It does not bear thinking about.

The abuse and objectification of these noble animals goes on as when the cubs mature a little they are rented out for walking with lions experiences. Of course these lions are ideal for this having been raised by humans so are used to being manhandled and trust them. When they reach the next stage the horror story really begins. They will have just reached sub-adulthood and they are packed into overcrowded cages where they await their fate. When they reach adulthood they are seen as trophies to be literally picked off. The lions are put in small camps from which there is no escape becaue that would defeat the object. Often the lions are drugged to make it easier for the so called hunter to score a hit. Once shot, these noble creatures who have had no real life and no hope since their embryo stage will have their heads removed to end up on someone’s wall and their bones sent to the East to be ground up for so called aphrodisiacs or medicine.

This vile enterprise is totally legal to add insult to injury.

TheLondon mane event was held in Trafalgar Square on a sunny Saturday afternoon so there were a lot of people wandering around. Groups of marchers gathered in several London points and marched along the route to the square chanting, raising awareness and handing out leaflets. I joined the march that began in Leicester Square. I arrived early and walked around handing out some leaflets. Several people took them but there are still too many robots around who shrug their shoulders and show no interest and do not seem to be prepared to think about anything outside of their own lives. They are self absorbed and are only interested in anything that affects them on a local level, local usually being so local it can be minimised to what happens in their house. But as I said some people took the leaflet and hopefully they will mention it to someone that they talk to and so on. That’s the way it rolls. That is the way things can change. Education and raising awareness so that people choose not to go to any facility that offers cub petting or a walking with lions experience.

There were so many good posters and so many wonderful protestors there . Here are a few of them that I photographed.

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I was talking to his lady as I handed out my leaflets. She told me that she was part of the team that folded them. I did not realise at the time but she is from Lion Aid. She also gave an inspiring talk.

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There were other excellent speakers too. Matthew Payne who wrote “A Father’s Pride” spoke about education as being crucial to encourage the future generations to take care of lions and wildlife. One thing that he said stood out for me. he said that we are wrong to think that we are saving wildlife for future generations. We are saving them for our generation in the here and now. It is that urgent. Look for his book on canned hunting http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1492806064/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/278-5461102-9177946

Other speakers were Jerome Flynn from “Game Of Thrones” who urged us to focus our aims and intention with our hearts as the laws of government should reflect what the people want in their hearts. He appealed to the crowd to  contact their MP and tell them what we want and not be silent until canned hunting and trophy hunting stops.  John Rendall and people from Lion Aid who all inspired the crowd to continue the action.

http://www.demotix.com/news/4203907/save-our-lions-global-march-held-ban-canned-hunting#media-4203857

http://www.cannedlion.org/

There will be another protest on Sunday 11th August 2014 https://www.facebook.com/events/434452360015357/?ref=29&ref_notif_type=plan_mall_activity&source=1

The Lion                          The Wish and the             Wardrobe

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with a happy ending so that Aslain can become Aslan again.

The first blog post that I wrote on here was about my love of lions and events in childhood that seeded it. If you are interested read it at:

http://rosedixon.net/2012/08/28/is-it-a-plain-fat-cat-is-it-a-maine-coon-cat-er-no-it-might-be-a-lion/

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Grim tales – Taiji Terror Tales

Once upon a time two dolphins were swimming in the ocean with their families and friends. Then they were spotted by cruel Taiji drive hunters who chased them until they were so hungry and exhausted that they could no longer fight to outwit them. They were netted into the Cove and they could not escape. Then some trainers came and took them because they decided that they were pretty and clever enough to be trained for human entertainment to make lots of money. The other members of their family were not chosen and they were brutally killed to be eaten for meat. There was nothing that the two dolphins could do to help them.

captivesAfter witnessing the death of their friends and family they were taken to tiny sea pens and when they were near starving they were offered dead fish if they did tricks for the humans. They were so hungry and disorientated that their past lives swimming in the ocean seemed like a dream. When  they were successfully programmed to do tricks they were moved to a permanent new home.

dolphin ballsThe two dolphins lived unhappily ever after.

 

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Taiji Drive Hunting Season 2013-14 Ended.

taiji figuresPhotocredit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swim-for-Freedom-Marine-Mammal-Advocates/162242933918002?ref=stream

The Taiji Drive Hunting Season 2013-2014 has ended producing a feeling of happiness and relief for the dolphins/small whales that can now swim past Taiji safely until September, sadness and reflection on the victims who lost their lives and concern for those that have been captured and are held in the pens. The terror is only just beginning for them. During the intermediate months we will continue to campaign for them and to educate people so that they do not line the pockets of this savage human entertainment industry.

There is an event in London on Thursday 20th March 2014 https://www.facebook.com/events/1397372373860367/?source=1

Further reading from this season :

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2255121/taiji_japans_dolphin_slaughter_continues.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dolphins-plight-sparks-inernational-controversy/

http://peterblack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-scandal-of-japanese-slaughter-of.html

http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/01/28/russell-simmons-hopes-obama-will-help-end-taiji-dolphin-hunt/

http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2014/01/19/we-must-save-shoujo-the-baby-albino-dolphin-629

http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/celebrities-want-to-tie-tpp-trade-pact-with-japan-to-dolphin-hunt

http://www.seashepherd.org/world-love-for-dolphins-day.html

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/02/15/sea-shepherd-supporters-turn-out-to-show-their-love-for-dolphins-on-valentines-day-1554

http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2014/02/21/a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-way-to-taiji-634

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/02/23/tv-executive-sam-simon-arrives-in-taiji-japan-1558

http://vimeo.com/87063729

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