by Ric O'Barry
Save Japan Dolphins
Earth Island Institute
I am here in Tokyo on Sept. 1st, the official start of the dolphin hunting season.
Tomorrow, Sept. 2nd, at 9 AM in the morning, myself and 50 volunteers from around the world will go to the US Embassy here in Tokyo to symbolically present 1.7 million signatures from 151 countries to the Ambassador of the United States in Japan.
We are representing you -- all the people who signed on our Facebook and Take Part petitions for the dolphins over the past few months.
We have people here from Toronto, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Switzerland, the UK, Hong Kong, and Australia. They all have a passion to protect dolphins and to stop the dolphin slaughter. That is our message to the US Ambassador, and that is the message to the media here in Japan.
Thank you all, especially our volunteers here in Tokyo with me, for being here with us today!