250+ Dolphins Captured and Awaiting Their Fate in Taiji

This post is quite long, but please take the time to read it. You could save these dolphins’ lives and help stop animal cruelty in Taiji.

If you’re on Twitter, there’s a good chance that you will have seen the hashtags #HelpCoveDolphins and #tweet4taiji over the last few days.

This is to raise awareness about the completely barbaric events that are currently taking place in Taiji; the host of the 2020 Olympic Games, may I add. A number of men have captured 5 pods of up to 250 dolphins in nets in The Cove, with plans to slaughter them with spears if they are not chosen to be held in captivity in the Taiji Whale Museum during the selection process. As I write this, a large number of these dolphins are being marked with white paint to show that they have failed the selection process and are due to be slaughtered. This is NOT acceptable and MUST be stopped!

Also, a beautiful little dolphin named Angel has been captured and separated from his mother; Angel is a very rare baby albino dolphin, and will be sold for millions to be put into captivity for your entertainment. His mother was seen in the water within the cove after they were separated, completely still for up to 30 minutes; she never resurfaced.

If you’ve taken the time to read this, I thank you on behalf of these dolphins and the thousands of people who are against this and are trying to gain as much media attention as possible to help bring this disgusting behaviour to an end - for good.

Please reblog, share this story on social media, and contact as many of your local news stations as possible. I cannot express how heartbroken I am by this.

These dolphins deserve to LIVE. They don’t have a voice; you do. Use it.

This lone dolphin (above) managed to escape the nets 4 dats after starvation and fear, did he swim away? No he turned back to wait for his family. He was scared, he was tired, he’d experienced horror, but stayed there. Sadly Taiji fishermen stole much of the pod and slaughtered others. But this while bitterly sad, is so beautiful. We are not the superior species, we’re just the cruelest.