Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11th - Update from #TheCove #Taiji

October 11th: 

UPDATE from the COVE: 

15 Risso and Long-Finned Dolphins have been forced into #TheCove #Taiji Japan and will certainly be slaughtered today: It is A Japanese Holiday ~ No Coincidence ~ Here are the Phone Numbers to URGENTLY CALL RIGHT NOW ~ 

These people have the POWER TO STOP THIS!!!!

At the very least MENTION: Save the Baby's and Pregnant DOLPHINS!! 

Please take a minute:
The following organizations have the power to stop this now.

Taiji Mayor Sangen...City Hall: phone: 81-73-559-2335 Fax: 81-73-559-2801

(there is someone at the Mayor's Office that speaks abit of ENGLISH)

Taiji Whale Museum: 81-73-559-3732

Taiji Fishermens Union (The FU)
Phone: 81-73-559-2340
Fax: 81-73-559-2821


If You Want to be Involved:

Please do your part in a world wide campaign to save them from probably death within 22 hours.

Call any Japanese connection you have...It would be better if you could go to the local consulate or embassy. Please consider going to the mayor of the town you are in if your town has a sister city relationship. Please contact me. We will be able to put you in touch live with the 24 hour Cove Vigil for maximum media input.

So: Personal contact...organize a press release. Perhaps engage yourself in a 24 hour vigil outside of the consulate or embassy. People will join you. We are working with the October 14th Protest organizations as well as the Nov. 5th groups...Celebrities have already volunteered to help bring news coverage.

Consider asking friends who speak Japanese to call those responsible to be able to end the hunt: Mr. Sugimori and Mr. Kai of the Taiji Fishermen's union. Today is a national holliday in Japan, so perhaps your local consulate is closed. This is why a 24 hour vigil may be our best hope.

Or Come to Taiji if you can be here in the next 22 hours.

Make it peaceful. Keep the vision of our Risso and Pilot Whale friends free and happy. Please do not keep the blood image in your mind or heart. Be respectiful Camp Out! Permits be dammed. If the police tell you you will be arrested, you will help the movement gain attention.

The only step proven that most Japanese will accept is the saving of the baby Rissos and Baby Long finned. If there are pregnant females in this group as well. This may be the best angle...not the we want a killing...but small pleading steps if you get the attention of media or Japanese officials: save the baby dolphins and pregnant females this time.

Steven Thompson
TDAG Co-Founder

Please Do Whatever You CAN

Jackie Bigford