Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Countdown to Taiji Japan - The Cove

A young Italian Activist Jenni Bianki made this video about the dolphins of Taiji and September 1st.

The dolphins of Taiji need our help. The horrible and senseless slaughters at #TheCove in Taiji Japan are about to begin. The hunting season opens on September 1st. and despite what the world was hoping for after the tragic tsunami, the hunts will resume. Every year 23,000 migratory dolphins are cruelly and brutally murdered. This includes pregnant females, nursing mothers, babies and young is a horrendous site.

So what can you do to help? If you are on facebook, go over and join this page: Save Misty the Dolphin
There is a ton of information posted on this page about how you can become involved.

The same group of amazing dedicated people created this site as well preparing for the Countdown to September 1st.  There is alot of information available here as well: Count Down to Cove

And finally, if you are new to this issue and want to really understand why hundreds of thousands of ordinary people are taking action and becoming involved, you need to watch the Award Winning Academy Documentary "The Cove". To watch it free online:​/cove/

We encourage you to share this link with your circle of influence and if you have any Japanese friends it is a must watch.  This horrible annual slaughter will only end once the people of Japan become aware of what is happening and demand change from their Government .
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dolphins Can Be Traumatized by Swimming with People

Dolphins are too clever to be used as performing animals in theme parks and should not be forced to swim with people because it can leave them traumatized, according to experts. 


The creatures have long since been thought of as the most intelligent of animals and a new study has found their brains are second only to humans in size.
Lori Marino, a neuroscientist at Emory university in Atlanta, US, will tell the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference their high intelligence means they can suffer psychological problems linked to being captured and confined.

She said dolphins could be traumatised by being kept in a theme park or by swimming with tourists.
Dr Marino said: "Our current knowledge of dolphin brain complexity and intelligence suggests that these practices are potentially psychologically harmful to dolphins and present a misinformed picture of their natural intellectual capacities.
"Dolphins are sophisticated, self-aware, highly intelligent beings with individual personalities, autonomy and an inner life. They are vulnerable to tremendous suffering and psychological trauma."
Her research could raise questions for dolphin parks offering interaction with the mammals, who have been said to have healing qualities.

Disabled people have often cited the health benefits of swimming with dolphins.

Mark Simmons, science director for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, said: "I do think we need to be very careful, not just swimming with dolphins but also watching them from boats as well.

"One of the indicators of intelligence unfortunately is that they can suffer in the same way we suffer.
"I'm quite sure they suffer in the ways that are very similar to us."

New evidence reveals dolphins have the biggest brains in the animal kingdom. For the rest of this story please read here:

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