By Ric O’Barry
Save Japan Dolphins
Earth Island Institute
This is a special invitation for you to join our worldwide Save Japan Dolphins Day rallies around the world in front of Embassies and Consulates of the government of Japan.
When: Thursday, October 14th, Noon to 2 PM.
Where: In front of Embassies and Consulates of the Government of Japan around the world.
Go to this link to find the nearest rally, or start one of your own. E-mail the contact person to get information about the event and to see how you can help:
Here are the locations of International Japanese Embassies & Consulates:
If you would like to host a rally in your city, contact:
Shelby Proie, Shelby@savelolita.com
What: Save Japan Dolphins Day
A worldwide peaceful and lawful protest of the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan, as depicted in the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove and the Animal Planet series Blood Dolphins. The Japanese government issues 23,000 permits annually to coastal communities to kill dolphins of several species. A few are sold, at great profit, to aquariums and swim-with-dolphins programs around the world. The captive dolphin industry subsidizes the slaughter. The majority of the pod is then slaughtered for meat. But the meat is contaminated with outrageous amounts of mercury and other pollutants, exceeding the Japanese government’s own health limits. This is a human rights issue as much as an animal welfare issue.
Demonstrations will be going on throughout the world in front of Japanese embassies and consulates on October 14th. Please join your fellow environmentalists and animal activists in protesting the hunts and urging Japan to switch to more sustainable and benign methods of profit, such as eco-tourism and dolphin-watching cruises (ironically becoming more popular in Japan every year).
Please join us in protesting the dolphin slaughter.
Please pass this information on to your own network of friends and relatives. Spread the word!
For more information on the issue, you can go to our website:
Thanks for coming out and supporting Save Japan Dolphins Day!