A Taiji Saga
By Ric O’Barry
One of the most rewarding parts of our campaign to Save Japan Dolphins is to see the creativity and passion that so many of our volunteers bring to the issue. I am constantly amazed at how they find new ways to express the issue of Taiji and their love of the dolphins.
One such member of our family is our volunteer Cove Monitor, Cynthia Fernandez. Cynthia teaches school in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has taken time normally spent by teachers as vacation to come, spending her own money, to Taiji to report on the dolphin hunts for us
Cynthia put together a very nice video that includes some film, photos, and music, about her experiences in Taiji. I think it is a very heart-felt and haunting tribute to the dolphins and a strong plea for their protection.
Thank you Cynthia, and my thanks to all our Cove Monitors.
Contact the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to urge them to be responsible and take action against their members that source dolphins from Taiji and other wild dolphin capture sites (like Russia and Cuba).
Sign the Petition to Support our Japanese Colleagues call for WAZA to take action to stop the dolphin captures and hunts!
Video and photo Cynthia Fernandez.