On 16th January 2016, I attended the London Against Taiji Dolphin Massacre March, from Oxford Street to the Japanese Embassy.
The annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji is something I’ve felt strongly about since watching documentaryThe Cove a couple of years ago. This film shows former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry embark on an epic journey as he documents this yearly event in Japan that has been hidden from the world. Together with Sea Shepherd, O’Barry has created Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project who actually document the slaughter, and spread the word about this cruel injustice that takes place in secret. You can read my blog about a Screening of The Cove with Ric O’Barry here.
Sea Shepherd are one of my favourite organisations – check them out at seashepherd.org
The aim of these dolphin hunts is to trap dolphin pods and pick out the ‘attractive’ Flipper-like dolphins. These are…
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