Dolphins Suffer Travelling By Land – Taiji Terror Tales

KORCPhotocredit : Tourism For Taiji

KORC is the transport company involved in transferring dolphins from Taiji to the airports…. the dolphins are “packed” into aluminium containers no larger than the length of their own bodies- there are six in this truck. Photo taken October 2012.

Mundo Azul was founded in 1999. It is an organisation that intends to protect the marine and aquatic biodiversity of Peru. They explain how dolphins suffer when being transported by land.

“The dolphins organism is adapted to swim in the water and does not support the body weight. Dolphins are not accustomed to the efect of gravity. The sudden pressure of their own body weight over their inner organs does cause stress and suffering.

Dolphins are very well adapted against temperature loss in the water. If not permanently cooled they may die from internal overheating during transport. There are many cases reported of dolphins dying durig aerial and terrestrial transport.

When ariving in the final destination the animals suffer permanent and painful cramps all over their body. They are incapable to move and it is widely known that they have to be held by humans close to the surace of he water in order to avoid drowning, while providig them with massages.”

Dolphins are traumatised enough by their capture and being ripped from their familes and in the case of the Taiji Drive hunts, witnessing their pod pals and family being slaughtered whilst swimming in the blood as it is being spilled. Close encounters of the bloody kind. Then they are held in small pens and fed dead fish if they conform and do tricks. Then they are put into tiny crates to be transported to the next hellish destination.

Mundo Azul also explains :

“Acording to the report “The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity”, published in January 2006 by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) face a six-fold increase in risk of mortality immediately after capture from the wild and immediately after every transfer between facilities. They never become accustomed to transport, and the stress they experience can be fatal”

They outline the reasons why dolphin captivity should become a thing of the past. Come on people. We are supposed to be civilized, eco friendly people in the 21st Century. It seems that the more “civilized” we get, the more we become the bane of the planet.

I will conclude with Mundo Azul’s reasons for the cessation of cetacean captivity :

Why dolphin captivity should be stopped?

I recommend that people visit this informative site which also educates about and campaigns for other species.

To help the Taiji dolphins/whales please add your voice on Petitions, Taiji Cove Petitions on the right. Thank You

There is a Taiji Action Day Protest taking place in London, opposite the Japanese Embassy on Friday (the Embassy closes at the weekends) 22nd February 2013 – for details, click

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Hello. I am a Registered Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master in the Usui/Tibetan Ryoho Tradition and a Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner. I have given Tarot and Psychic Readings for over 30 years. I have an MA in Psychoanalysis after studying language, symbols, dreams and the unconscious. I founded the School Of Wyrdynamics SOW, which is a school of thought whose intention is to study wyrd and patterns in my own and others' life unfoldments in order to create a healthier and more fulfilling life by maximising choices and positive potentials. Apart from above, other interests are Sociology, Quantum Physics, Qabalah, Ritual and Magickal Theory, Gematria, Animal Welfare and causes...To Be or Not to Be You. That is the Quest and I have lots of tools to help you to uncover and direct your patterns to become the best you.
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