Yesterday the hunters drove 100+ bottlenose dolphins into the Cove. As I said in my previous Taiji tale post, I tend to name the individual dolphins/whales or pods so that I can recall them and to honour them in my own way. I named this the Centurion pod as there were 100+. In this age of reality TV I present to you the horror reality show genre brought to us by Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians :
Taiji: Skiffs of killers and trainers arriving at the cove where 100+ Bottlenose Dolphins were held overnight
#tweet4taiji Dec13 6:35am
The Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Page on Facebook added this observation from people on the ground in Taiji
So far 12 bottlenose dolphins have been taken captive and the selection process is still taking place. These dolphins are frantic and fighting to escape. One has drowned in net.
Marine parks don’t want you to know about the captive process. There is nothing humane about ripping a young dolphin from its family before slaughter.
Taiji: 16 dolphins captive so far. 1 calf died after being entangled in nets- its mother tried to save it b4 it disappeared.
Taiji: Last dolphin dragged out of the cove, taken to Harbour. 32 captive in total. Rest of pod left overnight.
#tweet4taiji Dec13 2:00pm
26 dolphins selected to be trained and sold for human entertainment in dolphin parks.
26 x approximately $200.000 = Profit/Greed not Tradition
Updates are now saying there were 32 captives
to be continued….
Rose Dixon (please see my previous post for information on how to protest via email to the relevant parties – Thank You)