By Ric Oâ€™Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute Lincoln and I have returned to Taiji on short notice, planning to attend an interesting (to say the least) meeting with the Mayor of Taiji and the fishermen next week. The meeting is not open to the public, but will be open to the media
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 Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute An organization called â€œThe Black Fishâ€�, based in Germany, is claiming responsibility for cutting nets in six holding pens in Taiji harbor, attempting to free the captive dolphins being held for aquariums. Local Shingu police claim the cuts in the nets were too small for any dolphins to actually escape.
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 According to our volunteers in Taiji, on Sunday the dolphin drive boats went out and found ten bottlenose dolphins, which were herded into the Bay near Taiji. One major change from previous trips (an alternative which some of our people observed towards the end of last yearâ€™s season in March 2010): There is a floating dock with sea pens in the middle of the Bay, well away from the Cove depicted in the documentary. It appears that the fishermen, in order to elude hidden cameras, are now using this floating dock for dolphins.
by Ric O’Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute We know what is bad about the dolphin killing going on in Japan. But today, we heard a lot about the good side.
by Ric O’Barry Campaign Director Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute I am here in Tokyo on Sept. 1st, the official start of the dolphin hunting season.