It’s hard to believe the year is drawing to an end, and what a year it has been! Your support has led to some of our most important successes – things that just two years ago I wasn’t sure would be possible: Here are just a few of the highlights: We opened “The Cove” in Japan despite intense opposition, and received unprecedented coverage of the issue.
December 1, 2010 Mayor Kazutaka Sangen Taiji-cho Town Hall 3767-1 Taiji-cho Higashimuro-gun Wakayama Prefecture 649-5171 Japan I hope you and the people of Taiji are doing well. As you know, I chose not to take part in your meeting in Taiji on November 2nd, because I felt the restrictions placed on participants and media were unfair and restricted the dialog that we both are seeking
By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute Today is Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day, and President Barack Obama just left for a trip to Asia, which will include a stop in Japan. Earth Island Institute/Save Japan Dolphins, In Defense of Animals, the Animal Welfare Institute, and several other environmental and animal welfare organizations sent him a letter that began: â€œâ€¦the undersigned organizations, representing 2Â½ million members and petition signers, urge you to request that the Japanese government expeditiously and permanently end its slaughter of dolphins and whales.â€� You can send a message to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/ President Obama is scheduled to be in Japan the 13th and 14th of November, to include a meeting with the new Prime Minister Naoto Kan. The full text of our letter: Earth Island Institute Animal Welfare Institute World Society for the Protection of Animals American Cetacean Society Cetacean Society International In Defense of Animals Nantucket Marine Mammal Conservation Program Orgami Whales Project Peninsula Citizens for the Protection of Whales The Whaleman Foundation/Save the Whales Again! Campaign November 4, 2010 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute Leilani MÃ¼nter has been hanging in there in Taiji, following the dolphin killers. While many days have resulted in the drive hunt boats returning empty-handed to the harbor or not going out at all, on Oct
By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute On October 14th, demonstrations were held in dozens of cities around the world, in front of Japanese Embassies and Consulate offices, urging the government of Japan to â€œSave Japan Dolphinsâ€�! I want to thank each and every one of the people who helped organize and who showed up at these events. The turnout was higher than any previous Save Japan Dolphins Day. A fun time was had by all.
By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute Wagby Saad, the owner of the four dolphins imported from Taiji (â€œThe Taiji Fourâ€�) to Hurghada, Egypt, has finally transferred them to a somewhat bigger new tank (as opposed to his backyard swimming pool).
By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute The local Hurghada Environment Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA) and I have scored a great victory here in Egypt, but the fate of four captive dolphins is still up in the air. The good news is that the Governor of The Red Sea district of Egypt has issued a ban on all future import of dolphins, cutting off the expected import of five more Taiji dolphins to a local business building a new dolphinarium here. Four dolphins from Taiji in small backyard swimming pool in Hurghada, Egypt.
By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute I am in Hurghada, Egypt, where four dolphins from Taiji were sent to populate a new oceanarium being built here. Unfortunately, five more dolphins have been ordered from Taiji.
by Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute Itâ€™s with a heavy heart that I write todayâ€™s post. Despite all our efforts and despite the worldwide condemnation of the cruel dolphin slaughter, the Japanese government remains defiant and has allowed the first dolphin kill of this season at Taiji.
By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director 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.