Photocredit : Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians. The pod of Risso’s almost escaped. See how the boats round them up. The noise and disorientation must be horrendous when you are exhausted after being chased.
SSCG photocredit : Blocking the entrance to the cove and then the nets are positioned accross to imprison the captives
SSCG : the exhausted pod/family fought so hard but did not manage to escape
SSCG : Humane? Divers lassoo the tails of the live Risso’s to take them by skiff to the killing cove
SSCG : Hunters gathering before the drive
Another day at the office for the Taiji hunters. Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians report :
A pod of 14 Risso dolphins were driven and slaughtered into the deadly confines of the cove today. Killers found the pod a short distance off shore, and after a quick but hard fight the pod was sealed into the cove. Members of the pod clearly understood the horrific intentions of the killers and in a panic tried to swim through the nets, but only became entangled. Killers in dive suits were forced to wrangle the fear stricken Risso dolphins by placing ropes around their flukes and drag them to shore where slaughter awaited. No lives were spared and all members of the pod ended their morning lifeless on the butcher house floor.
This slaughter was the 7th in 8 days, totaling an approximate total of 260 dolphins slaughtered at the hands of the ruthless beings, known as the Taiji dolphin killers.
As the death toll continues to increase and the killing season scheduled to take place until March, the need to have more individuals join us here in Taiji as Cove Guardians is apparent. For more information please email email@example.com.
To view archived livestream footage from today’s horrific event, go to taiji.ezearth.tv — at Taiji, Japan
My tribute to the Risso’s and all dolphins/small whales slaughtered at Taiji. We will not forget. One day, this will end.
Someone copied this off a twitter post: There are 56 marine parks in japan. Of these, 47 display animals captured from Taiji
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 http://wp.me/p2H4l9-ie
There is a Taiji Action Day in Manchester https://www.facebook.com/events/445149388874020/?ref=3
There is now a Taiji Action Day In Edinburgh https://www.facebook.com/events/401976849890277/
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