This morning, we were greeted with the news that once again, the fishermen manoeuvring their banger boats around the coast of Taiji were to be unsuccessful! After only a few hours at sea, the boats returned to harbour with no dolphins… we began to notice a huge amount of white caps on the surface of the water, spanning out toward the horizon! It was a fantastic sight!
Heading home early, this enables us Cove Guardians to do a lot of the behind the scenes work carried out here in Taiji… we email, decipher our footage from the week, and work on media as well as our blogs and other research. Today I had an interview with Samantha Turnbull of ABC Radio station in Australia, which will go to air on Monday morning… the vital importance of media awareness both locally in Japan and across the globe is one of the greatest chances we have at creating a change here. The power of the media is sometimes underestimated, however when acknowledged and channelled in a positive and productive way, media can strike up a passionate chord for thousands- even millions of people… and it is passionate individuals which are the catalysts for creating change.
Spreading the awareness amongst family, friends and community groups is one of the most important roles that each person who knows about the slaughter can take. Say 50,000 people in the world knew and opposed the slaughter, and attended a demonstration against it. If every one of those people told their best friend and brought them along- this would instantly turn that figure into 100,000… The power of ‘word of mouth’ is significant when it comes to causes such as these. Power in numbers is what can possibly be the factor which contributes to this slaughters’ end.
I get many people often asking me how they can help us here… here are just some ways.
First, educate those people you know and be sure to tell them about any other marine issue you feel strongly about also- share the information, videos and photos on your Facebooks, Twitter, YouTube Channels etc. You can also be directly involved in a number of other ways…
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!!
If you want to help in another way: Please help us put pressure upon the Japanese government and embassys worldwide- let them know that you oppose the slaughter by calling and emailing.
Don’t forget to keep sending in your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for me to answer in my video blogs!
You can follow my videos here on this blogpage (which I will continue to update every day) as well as my Youtube Channel…
Also, don’t forget to add me as a friend on Facebook if you haven’t yet- for regular updates, photos, information and videos from the Cove.
Thankyou everyone for your continued support, and positive feedback! We all really appreciate it!
On the path to protect,