Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Truth About Sea World

This is a video that was posted by Lincoln O'Barry and Ric O'Barry on Facebook and I wanted to share this out.

Thank you for caring about our dolphin friends..together we can stop this horrendous slaughter in Taiji.
Jackie Bigford

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Save Japan's Dolphins

I produced this video to give my friends in Social Media a voice. So many want to be involved and do not know how. This simple video lets them tell the people of Japan that the world is watching..The brutal small band of men who savagely murder these beautiful friends for nothing more than greed must be stopped. Taiji Japan the world is uniting and the world will no longer let you get away with this.

Please feel free to share this with your Social Media circle, repost on your own blogs linking back here please.A special thank you to a very kind man who did all of the editing for this project..he is amazing and you can find him on Twitter here : Paul Steele

Thank you for sharing your love ~~><(((º>~ of dolphins 

Jackie Bigford

Fisherman's Catch of the Day - Breathtaking Photo

IT'S the one-in-a-million shot some people spend years trying to capture. 

Fisherman and photographer Matt Deans wasn't even thinking about picking up a camera until moments before this dolphin leapt from the water beside his boat on Friday.
He was motoring back from an unsuccessful day's fishing with his father and cousin when they saw the lone mammal 5km off Coffs Harbour.
The 33-year-old grabbed a battered old point-and-shoot camera he keeps on the boat to take fishing photos.
"It was just one of those magic moments when all the elements combined," he said yesterday.
"I saw it and said 'Just cut the motor back a sec, we have a dolphin here'. Then as soon as we cut the outboard back, it let fly."
Breaching the ocean's calm surface, the dolphin arced high in the air before splashing down and disappearing underwater.
Story Credit: Daily Telegraph

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Keeping The Pressure On IMATA

Keeping the pressure on IMATA – by Greg and Posh

In 2006, the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) issued a statement condemning the practice of dolphin drives and facilities that benefit or receive marine mammals as a result of dolphin drives. Since that statement, facilities receiving dolphins from documented dolphin drives and slaughters have enjoyed full access to all the education and services IMATA offers. IMATA contends allowing these facilities, and their employees, access to education and training is key to influencing change and stopping the dolphin drives. In contrast, individuals speaking against IMATA, questioning their resolve or tactics, are restricted and their comments removed from IMATA’s discussion boards.
It seems ironic that facilities which publicly and willfully contradict IMATA’s code of ethics still receive the full benefits of membership. These facilities do not appear to share the values or mission for conservation IMATA publishes on their website ( yet with the knowledge gained from IMATA, they are able to ensure their facilities improve and profit. By allowing these facilities full IMATA membership and privileges, IMATA promotes the perception they not only condone the dolphin drives, but ensure the process continues.  

IMATA, as an organization, received a tremendous amount of attention regarding their membership and practices prior to the 2010 annual conference in December. Unfortunately, public pressure has decreased following the conference as access to their discussion boards has been restricted. IMATA isn’t just hopeful public pressure will ease, they are counting on it. At the 2009 mid-year board meeting, Michael Hunt, then President of IMATA, stated he felt questions of IMATA’s association would come but “believes they will go away with time”.

Don’t let the issue of dolphin drives fall by the wayside. IMATA is in a position to exhort  massive public and professional pressure on governments, facilities and individuals associated with dolphin drives. Don’t let the restrictions stop you, take a moment to contact IMATA and urge them to take greater action to end dolphin drives:

General Contact:                         
Dave Roberts,
Michael Osborn,
President Elect                            
Mark Xitco,
Legistaltion, Information & Policy 

Article reprinted from post by: Discovering our Route

Thank you for sharing my space and sharing your love of dolphins
JackiesBuzz (on Twitter)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Where Are The Stars - The Cove PSA

Dear Stars,
I saw your friends. They were not doing well and they wondered where you were. They really appreciated your little video encouraging others to help. I have a blog with a whopping 17 followers, so my reach is slightly limited compared to yours. But, I’m trying.

I watched as your friends were killed and wondered why you weren’t here for them. Your Friend Is . . . DEAD!
Thanks for making the P.S.A. I’m sure your friends appreciate it.
Mike Lorden, Cove Guardian

Is it possible that the stars in The Cove P.S.A. may have not actually seen the movie itself which would explain their reluctance to serve as Cove Guardians. I was wrong. Just over one year ago, Ben Stiller stated how he and his friends had seen ‘The Cove.” See video below:

Wait a second! Did I hear Ben Stiller say that the killing had stopped? This video was posted in November, 2009! Do you mean to tell me that no one has told Hollywood that dolphins are still being massacred? Is it truly possible that not a single animal-loving star has heard about the continued holocaust of Taiji, Hell? If that’s the case, we are doomed! Or should I say, many more intelligent cetaceans are doomed!
You know, maybe I am being too hard on them. Maybe it is our own fault that we would care too much while others don’t care enough or not at all. Maybe we should just be happy with what we have . . . a video:

Please feel free to share this post.  Thank you to my friend Holise E. Cleveland Cyber Whale Warrior for his tireless efforts to bring this horrendous issue to the forefront and for his generosity in sharing his posts with me. Thank you for stopping in to share your love of dolphins.

Jackie Bigford

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Contacting Japan Directly - Taiji #TheCove

 Here are some numbers to contact Japan Directly every time a pod is pushed into the Cove.  Please remember that when we plug their emails and phone lines with thousands of calls we are taking them away from their work and we have the potential to reach someone who could make the difference in Japan.

Please not kill Dolphins=iruka wo korosanaide kudasai.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan1-6-1
Nagata-choChiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
+81-3-5253-2111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +81-3-5253-2111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Use this link to translate what you want to say to Japanese!|en|

Online automatic comment form: 
Please write your comment on the administration of Japan

Online automatic comment form:
Comment/Question for Cabinet Office Government of Japan:

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Masahiko Yamada
1-2-1 Kasumigasek
iChiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8950 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3502-8111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +81-3-3502-8111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +81-3-3502-8220

Online Automatic Form for the Dept of Fisheries:

We are inviting the opinion from you by categories.
As follows: Food, Agriculture, Fishing, Forestry, Farm villages and fishing villages

Fishermen's cooperative (FU) in Taiji
Tel: +81 735 59 2340 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +81 735 59 2340      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax # is +81 735 59 3018 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +81 735 59 3018      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Taiji Mayor Sangen...City Hall: phone: +81-73-559-2335 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +81-73-559-2335      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

When calling the Taiji Whale Museum you can say you are a tourist and need English

Taiji Whale Museum: +81-73-559-3732 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +81-73-559-3732      

 Thank you for sharing your love of Dolphins and please pass these numbers on ~

Jackie Bigford

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Do The Japanese Embassy's Get our Emails

 Reprinted with permission from Cyber Whale Warrior

As Cyber Whale Warriors, it is one of our duties to monitor the situation in Taji, Japan. When the evil fisherman set out for their inhumane slaughter, we act accordingly by sending emails to Japanese embassies, consulates and even the Japanese Prime Minister.
I would like to share with you an email I received from my friend, Jaki. She writes:
Messaged them!~ I wonder if they get even half of what I send?
My response is as follows:
I will share something with you that I have not mentioned before. Chances are, they have filters in place. What this means is that, if you send multiple emails to them, the computer will filter out the duplicates and they will only see one of your emails. There are ways to get around this: 1) Use different email addresses to mail “from.” 2) Make the body text of your email different each time.
They do respond with a general statement. Chances are, this response goes straight to your junk mail because you get the same response for each unique email that you send them. The good news is that we are gumming up their server. If we each send a hundred emails, they are receiving hundreds of thousands. If we are mailing to a consulate or embassy during its normal business hours, they may not be able to use their email system or they will have much difficulty, at the least. Furthermore, they are to have an individual or individuals read and catalog each unique email. Keep this in mind when mailing them.
There is a person at the end. Who knows who this person might be. It could be the Prime Minister, but I doubt that. If they are smart, they have college interns doing this job for free. That means there could be a young and hungry mind reading your email.
So, the next time you fire off a few hundred emails, make them count. What you say is very important. What you say could very well touch the heart of the potential hero that changes the world to a better place.
Jaki is a rather splendid music artist. I highly recommend that you check out her music here.

“In the modern world, the interests of a particular community can no longer be considered to lie within the confines of its own boundaries.” – Dalai Lama

Thank you for sharing my space and your love of Dolphins...together we can make a difference
Jackie Bigford