#Tweet4Taiji – Red Cove Tweet Sheets

#Tweet4Taiji – Red Cove Tweet Sheets

The annual hunt of small cetaceans in Taiji, Japan began a little over two weeks ago on Sept. 1st 2014. We were blessed with two straight weeks of “Cove Blue” – meaning that the dolphins were safe in the ocean, swimming free with their pods away from hunters grasp. The last 3 days have been “Cove Red” – dolphins were captured and slaughtered.

The first pod was captured on Sept 16th 2014 – a pod of Rissos. The next day, Sept 17th, more Rissos were driven and slaughtered, with a few being sent back to sea. The 18th… more Rissos! This is horrible news!

This needs to get global attention. Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your local news. There is a tweet sheet being passed around to activists to help get the word out for all 4 types of situations. Please lend your voice below:

Pod Driven Toward Cove – Use this page when a pod of dolphins is currently being driven towards to the killing cove.

Pod Trapped In Cove – Once the killers have netted the dolphins into the cove, start sending out these alerts.

Blood in the Water – I can’t even write about this without a heavy feeling in my heart. These tweets let media know that dolphins have now died in the waters of Taiji.

Pod Trapped Overnight – Dolphins will be trapped in the killing cove overnight, sometimes for days in a row. This adds even more stress to the dolphins.

The dolphins of Taiji are unable to use their voice to help themselves. These dolphins do not belong to Japan. They belong to the people of the world. We do not want anymore dolphins to be driven, sold into captivity, or slaughtered for human consumption. We must take it upon ourselves to educate the people and the media to this inhumane practice. Dolphins are going to die. Right now.

Reminder: We will be screening “The Cove” for free on Oct 2nd, 7:30pm in Las Vegas. Ric O’Barry from The Dolphin Project will be there to answer questions. Get all the details by clicking here!


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2934On August 31st 2014, MojaveDolphins hosted the annual global protest- Japan Dolphin Day for the second year in a row. This is a peaceful event that is used to bring awareness on the slaughter of small cetaceans that goes on for several months beginning on September 1st in Taiji, Japan each year. The dolphins are driven from the ocean, into the infamous cove where two things can happen: The beautiful young ones are selected for captivity, while the others are slaughtered for their mercury contaminated meat. Most protests are held at the local Japanese embassies, while others take to dolphinariums and crowded public spaces.

 

group4We had around 40 protesters braving heat of over 100 degrees gathered outside of the Mirage. Several traveled from California, Utah and Arizona to spread awareness about the plight of our ocean friends. Our signs were colorful and drew the gaze of the drunk tourists passing by. We were able to get 70 letters to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) signed, along with passing out over 200 informational leaflets. This was a big step up from last year, where we only had 12 people.

NEWSOur biggest accomplishment though was gaining the attention of not one, but TWO local news outlets. The Las Vegas Sun reporter was very excited to cover the Japan Dolphin Day story and wrote the article- “Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage“. They captured some great photographs of our team members in action. KTNV Action 13 News‘s Jacqui Heinrich responded to the tweets we have been sending and came down for a story about the Mirage. She produced “Protesters rally to improve care for Mirage dolphins with skin disease“. Her article was also ran on the television at 11pm that night, and several times the next day, with a ticker all day long across the bottom of the screen.This is the first time in many years that the Mirage dolphin habitat has been put on display in local media in a negative light. We are making waves in this small desert town. We must continue to put pressure on this place. Please comment on the news articles with a small thank you for covering the story if you have time.

9It wasn’t just our event that saw a jump in success, but the entire event was one of the most successful ever. The official numbers are 95 events in 39 different countries around the world. With over 15,000 participants, SJD is amazed at the level of creativity activists are having. So please, pat yourself on the back. Whether you were able to attend an event or not, this is happening because people like YOU are sharing the information. If there was not an event in your area this year, think about creating your own next year. All it takes is one person. Liberate, then Celebrate: A New Era for Dolphin Compassion.

To view all of the photos from our event this year, please visit our facebook album.


Edible Dolphins

With the annual cetacean slaughter just around the corner for Taiji, Japan- we would like to takefruit3 this time to share with you a dolphin safe edible recipe. Not a single dolphin was harmed in the making of this sweet treat! If you’re hosting a screening of The Cove, or Blackfish– these would be the perfect, eye catching centerpiece that everyone can enjoy. We had these at our own Japan Dolphin Day poster prep party and they were a big hit! You won’t believe how easy they are to create.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • A knife/scissors
  • Lemon juice
  • Cloves/Chocolate chips/something for the eyes (You can even try grape stems!)
  • Serving tray

Easy to Follow Steps:

  1. Wash both the fruit and the bananas and dry gently
  2. Use your knife or pair of scissors to cut the mouth of the dolphin using the stem. This will create the “dolphin smile”.
  3. Next cut off the bottom of the banana, 1/4th of the way up.
  4. Take your cloves and push them into the banana to form eyes. Substitute cloves for whatever you feel necessary.
  5. Insert a grape into the dolphin smile if you choose.
  6. Brush lemon juice along the “smile” so it will not turn brown
  7. Stand the banana dolphins up in the serving tray among the grapes for a delicious, fun dish that will have your friends going “WOW!”

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If you decide to make your own, feel free to share your photos with us on social media. We would love to see your creations! Have fun, and enjoy your “noms”!

Bringing O’Barry to Las Vegas.

Every year on September 1st, the annual small cetacean hunt and slaughter begins in Taiji, Japan. The Academy Award winning documentary The Cove highlights this brutal event. We would love to offer the people of Las Vegas a chance to open their eyes and make a difference.

mb3benwhiteFree the Mojave Dolphins have been working since May to put together an event for dolphins like Las Vegas has never seen before.  Our team has been in contact with Mr. Ric O’Barry himself, and he is ready to come out to the desert and let his voice be heard. We will be offering you a chance to meet and greet with the man who spearheaded the cetacean rights movement.

In order for this event to happen, we have to ask for some help. We are still a couple hundred dollars short. All money donated will be used on the venue and advertising the event. Free the Mojave Dolphins will not be making a profit. Any extra funds collected will be donated to Ric O’Barry and the Dolphin Project.

If you would like to donate to our cause and help bring Ric O’Barry to Las Vegas, we would really appreciate it. If you are unable to donate- do not feel bad! We completely understand. We feel very blessed to have received the help we have already. Here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/8jx858


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