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.

lion aid 1

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

lionbanner               banners/t shirts

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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Taiji Action Day For Dolphins 21st February 2014 was a great success

japaneseUnfortunately due to family concerns I was unable to attend the London Taiji Action Day on 21st February as planned but I am pleased to say that around 1000 people attended which is brilliant. The protestors were also allowed to stand right oustide the Embassy as there is scaffolding outside.

Was it the capture of Angel that motivated more people to attend? http://rosedixon.net/2014/01/19/albino-dolphin-in-taiji-whale-museum-taiji-terror-tales-january-2014/

This is the banner that my friend Oephebia Animal Healer who attended made for Angel

Oephebia Animal HealerShe is founder of a group who help the dolphins on a spiritual level https://www.facebook.com/mermaidsforcetaceans?ref=stream

To see pictures of the day and find out more visit the page https://www.facebook.com/events/179839278886126/?source=1

Well done to Karen and Beka Stevens for organising this.

There is another page set up to plan next year’s February event.https://www.facebook.com/events/735050293195681/?ref=22

If the drive hunting has finally stopped by then then it will be a celebratory street party. Oh how I hope that is so… This will be organized by Beka Stevens and Dan Green who works at https://www.facebook.com/EarthraceUK?ref=br_rs

Here is the placard that he brought to the event alast August 2013. This powerful image brought tears to our eyes. The crosses represent cetaceans that have died in captivity. There were 5500 and these were the KNOWN ones. The ones with blue on are babies. So sad. Very powerful image.

earthrace poster

The protests will go on for the dolphins until the Taiji drive hunt is no more.

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Upcoming Taiji Action Day for Dolphins 21st Feb 2014. London protest

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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCUQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXO0JCZQYmvU&ei=1s4AU_TYIqv07AaGroDwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGrqWUyZdV5gah1R5LERfFyn_wqKA&bvm=bv.61535280,d.ZGU&cad=rja

Video credit – John Legg

This is what Taiji Cove should always be like. Looks idyllic doesn’t it. It has been like this for 11 consecutive days which gives us watchers and the dolphins a little reprieve from the terrible human actions that turn this wonderful place red with the blood of dolphins after a successful drive hunt.

I will again be attending a protest opposite the Japanese Embassy on this Friday 21st February so I thought I would look at the statistics relating to the drive hunt up to 5th February this season. You can find them too at http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ceta-base.com%2Fdrivefisheries.html&ei=p9AAU57DFc-rhAf6uIGACQ&usg=AFQjCNEtHZFQVhrL41avU9fo1kTEGVoDWQ&bvm=bv.61535280,d.ZG4&cad=rja

2013/2014 QUOTA:     2,013 total animals from seven species Bottlenose : 566 caught · 144 killed · 121 live-capture · 300 released · 265 total take · quota = 557 · 292 more allowed False Killer Whale : 000 caught · 000 killed · 000 live-capture · 000 released · 000 total take · quota = 070 · 070 more allowed Pantropical Spotted : 116 caught · 101 killed · 015 live-capture · 000 released · 116 total take · quota = 400 · 284 more allowed Pacific White-sided : 008 caught · 000 killed · 008 live-capture · 000 released · 008 total take · quota = 134 · 126 more allowed Risso’s : 233 caught · 186 killed · 012 live-capture · 035 released · 198 total take · quota = 265 · 067 more allowed Short-finned Pilot : 149 caught · 061 killed · 001 live-capture · 087 released · 062 total take · quota = 137 · 075 more allowed Striped : 298 caught · 297 killed · 001 live-capture · 000 released · 298 total take · quota = 450 · 152 more allowed *caught = total animals driven, take = #’s of animals killed or live-captured, it does not include released animals – See more at: http://www.ceta-base.com/drivefisheries.html#sthash.uBWq9KDx.dpuf
2013/2014 QUOTA:     2,013 total animals from seven species Bottlenose : 566 caught · 144 killed · 121 live-capture · 300 released · 265 total take · quota = 557 · 292 more allowed False Killer Whale : 000 caught · 000 killed · 000 live-capture · 000 released · 000 total take · quota = 070 · 070 more allowed Pantropical Spotted : 116 caught · 101 killed · 015 live-capture · 000 released · 116 total take · quota = 400 · 284 more allowed Pacific White-sided : 008 caught · 000 killed · 008 live-capture · 000 released · 008 total take · quota = 134 · 126 more allowed Risso’s : 233 caught · 186 killed · 012 live-capture · 035 released · 198 total take · quota = 265 · 067 more allowed Short-finned Pilot : 149 caught · 061 killed · 001 live-capture · 087 released · 062 total take · quota = 137 · 075 more allowed Striped : 298 caught · 297 killed · 001 live-capture · 000 released · 298 total take · quota = 450 · 152 more allowed *caught = total animals driven, take = #’s of animals killed or live-captured, it does not include released animals – See more at: http://www.ceta-base.com/drivefisheries.html#sthash.uBWq9KDx.dpuf

Bottlenose

caught 566   killed 144   live capture 121  released 300  quota  557  can take 292  more

False Killer Whale   0 caught – can take 70

Pantropical Spotted

caught 116  killed 101  live capture 15  released 0  quota 400 can take 284 more

Pacific White-Sided

caught 8 live capture 8  quota 134  can take 126 more

Risso’s 

caught 233  killed 186  live capture 12  released 35   quota 265 can take 67 more

Short-finned Pilot

caught 149  killed 61  live capture 1  released 87   quota 137  can take 75 more

Striped Dolphins

caught 298  killed 297  live capture 1  quota 150  can take 152 more

The temperature at lat February’s protest fell to around -4 degress but that did not deter us. It is an important issue and we vow not to be silent or stop protesting until the drive hunters do. Wondering what it will be like at the protest? take a peek at last year’s. We are a bit clicky but that is because we are a pod. If you want to make a stand for the dolphins we will welcome you with open fins.

http://rosedixon.net/2013/02/23/taiji-action-day-london-made-some-noise-japanese-embassy-22213/

This year’s event takes place this Friday https://www.facebook.com/events/179839278886126/?source=29

Hope to see some of you there.

 

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Albino Dolphin in Taiji Whale Museum – Taiji Terror Tales January 2014

albinoPhotocredit ; Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians

This rare little beauty has been given the name Angel. He is in the public eye because he and his kinfinfolk had the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and cross paths with the notorious Taiji drive hunters. They must have rubbed their hands with glee and visualised Kerching Kerching when they came accross such a large cache of their prey.

They drove the dolphins into the Cove, netted them in, left them with no food and terrified until the trainers entered to hand wrestle and pick those that they deemed suitable for live capture to be trained for human entertainment.

Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians reported from on the ground:

Today, 15 Bottlenose dolphins were taken for a life of imprisonment in captivity. Of the total from today, 1 dolphin did not survive the gruesome kidnapping process and died in transfer to its awaiting cell. In the last two days, a total of 40 Bottlenose dolphins have been kidnapped from their families.

The remaining 200+ Bottlenose dolphins will spend a third night in the cove without food and brutally murdered tomorrow morning.

Please continue to follow for further updates and footage from today’s horrific events. 2:24p #tweet4taiji

Well the Taiji drive hunters have really excelled at gaining the spotlight this time. I and thousands of others are totally horrified at what is unfolding in Taiji. Forget Celebrity Big Brother, this is the real Reality Show going on. The only positive spin that I can put on this latest atrocity being undertaken in the name of “tradition” <<cough>> is that they have drawn more adverse publicity and are raising anti Taiji drive hunting awareness.

It has been alleged that their media even tried to hoodwink their people by a celebration of their rescuing the poor little albino. The undisputable truth is that this dolphin’s pod, along with other pods were relentlessly driven and barbarically snatched from their ocean home.

There is a lot of information circulating from several sources. Please talk, tweet, express your horror on Facebook, sign the petitions and most importantly, educate people of the link between these drive hunts and the dolphin entertainment industry. It is the training and sale of dolphins from these hunts to such facilities as SeaWorld that is keeping this business afloat. It’s the usual formula to topple such enterprises, Follow the money and cut the cord at the source. Yes, the waters around Taiji are the source of the dolphins but you need to think out of the pens and turn it on its head and know that the true source is the demand from the dolphin/cetacean entertainment facilities for live captives. This demand would not exist if it was not for the paying people, the public who pull money out of their pocket to pay to go in and see these dolphin shows.

Have you seen “Blackfish”? The same genre. Tilikum is not the plot villian. Humans are. I intially wrote the word humankind but I had to remove the kind because it is a misnomer.

Read the links below to learn more:

http://dolphinproject.org/blog/post/the-fate-of-angel-the-baby-albino-dolphin

http://www.change.org/petitions/taiji-whale-musuem-release-the-baby-albino-dolphin-back-into-the-ocean

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=4YuWDH2cMZA&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqsT19HKQhwE%26feature%3Dshare

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/taiji-cove-250-bottlenose-dolphins-await-slaughter-or-captivity-as-selection-begins-9069283.html

If you are in  London on Friday 21st February there is a protest

https://www.facebook.com/events/179839278886126/?source=1

https://www.facebook.com/events/268655416618183/?ref=25&source=1

Feel free to add any other links and information in the comments section. Thank You

https://www.facebook.com/mermaidsforcetaceans?ref=stream

https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdCoveGuardiansOfficialPage?hc_location=timeline

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taiji-Whale-Museum/233478040114873

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Hail and Welcome Janus – Thoughts on Entering the Gate of 2014

janus meJanuary, named after the Roman God Janus, the God of gates, doors, entrances, exits, beginnings and endings. He is depicted as two headed to symbolise being at the threshhold, facing the past and future. To me, he represents the zero point where all is poised, all is potential. Every moment is a zero point really because we we are constantly making choices and creating our future. An act, a word, a glance, smile, frown, nod, step forward, halt, hesitancy all have an effect.

The transition from past to future is all hyped up and magnified tonight because everyone  is on the same transition point both mentally and emotional as part of consensus reality.

The best thing that you can do is to programme yourself to be more aware of the now and the immnse power that you hold over your life for each minute. Every moment and day is important.

January 1st enters with a New Moon in Capricorn depicted by a mountain goat. It is also a Perigee or Supermoon because it will come close to Earth so its attraction and pulling power is magnified. It is not only a Full Moon that can be a Supermoon. The Moon links to feelings which can rise and fall and be overwhelming like the tides but it is in the sphere of earthy Capricorn and the mountain goat manages to find its way through the toughest and most challenging of paths by keeping its gaze firmly on its high goals and its feet in contact with the ground. The Moon is accompanied at this juncture by Pluto and Mercury in Capricorn so it will herald an intense time of soul searching and  soul purging to pave the way to creating a space in your mind and on the physical to communicate and manifest your inner callings on firm foundations. These things will not manifest suddenly as they will require hard work and complete focus. Keep your intent and ideal in a safety deposit box in your mind and know that you and you alone Know the combination to activate it. The rough terrain that you successfully negotiate will mean that your intent will be fully formed and durable. You will see signs of its seed manifesting by the end of the month when the second Janus New Moon is born.

Wishing you all a creatively positive 2014.

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