This morning, more lives of innocent, intelligent beings were brutally taken from the worlds’ oceans… A small, tight-knit family of 5 Risso’s dolphins were dragged by their tails, thrashing for freedom, and stabbed along their spines. They were then left to die a slow and horrible death.
The world has begun to take notice once again; on the Taiji Dolphin Slaughter… a shimmering spotlight is shining back on this sleepy little fishing village of Japan. This spotlight illuminates the lies in which the government of Japan has been projecting to the public, lies about the means and times of the death of these animals. Video footage captured this week strongly contests all claims put forth by pro-dolphin hunting advocates, who claim that the dolphins’ deaths come almost instantly. The videos show exactly what the fishermen try so desperately to cover up each day. Have a look here at a recent article in Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald on the slaughter.
The small family of Risso’s dolphins were tirelessly chased by twelve banger boats all morning… Yesterday, this family was free to surf the waves of the ocean, socialise with each other and interact with other creatures of the deep. They would hunt and catch their own fish for food, and intricately communicate messages between themselves that humans cannot understand… Their one and only downfall, is that their migratory path, used for thousands of years by these creatures, took them a little too close to the town of Taiji, Japan.
One of the hardest thoughts to battle with here, and I try and refrain from doing so, is thinking about all those dolphins out there… right now… surfing, playing, teaching, learning and communicating with each other- unknowingly on their way down the coast of Japan; toward imminent death. Some of these dolphins could be older than many of you reading this right now, they could be mothers, fathers or even grandparents… or they might even be among the newborn calves, learning everything about the oceans for the first time, sticking close with their loving mothers… until mankind rips their family ties, as well as their lives, apart.
Some people question the intelligence of dolphins and other cetaceans. Many people of different cultures, such as a percentage of Japanese people, classify dolphins as fish… nothing more than your regular household goldfish. Of course, in Western countries, as well a large amount of others from all over the world, most recognise dolphins for their intellectual significance. This comes from studies from leading experts in neuroanatomy the world over… there is little doubt in most scientists’ minds that a dolphins intelligence parallels that of a humans’.
In my opinion, we are far outstripped by them. Dolphins can understand humans, through sign language and sound… humans have yet to scrape the surface when it comes to understanding the vocalisations and ‘languages’ of dolphins. The mere concept of a dolphins’ echolocation, with which they are able to see minute details of their surroundings for great distances and are even equipped with the means to see ‘through’ people- like an x-ray scanner, is just incomprehensible to a human being. The fact that dolphins are warm blooded mammals who produce live young, however inhabit some of the most remote places on the face of the underwater world barely skims the surface of their incredible adaptations to their environment. Cetaceans are the masters of their underwater environment, they are perfectly equipped with adaptations which humans cannot even fathom.
And yet, it is because of the fact that humans don’t know enough about these creatures that in some areas of the world, it is considered acceptable- even honourable- to slaughter thousands of them… I’m sure, if humans had developed a way in which to understand these creatures- and dolphins could actually talk and send messages to us, that there would be no way in which slaughtering these animals would be continued in the 21st century… it is only because of human’s naivety and the fact that we don’t understand the complete world of dolphins that it is still allowed to brutally slaughter these beings…
Please, read this article in which scientists delve into the argument of dolphin intelligence…
I really need more videos for my ‘Youth Project’ guys, so if you are someone seeing these videos, reading what happens here, and you want to make a change- and want to help stop the slaughter, please become involved in this project… This is a way of getting everyone to speak up for the dolphins. So please take a look at the details of the project, and send in a video as soon as you can!!
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