The world is outraged by Japan’s latest shameful act of stealing an albino dolphin from the sea and its proposed sale, which sentences this exquisite apex predator to a heinous life of slavery.
Since 1970, humans globally have destroyed 50 percent of all wildlife.
The web of life on land and under the sea depends upon all animals; each species plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of all ecosystems.
It is infuriating that Japan refuses to abide by the rulings of the Federal Court of Australia and the International Court of Justice, forbidding them from killing whales within the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.
Instead, Japan recently announced that it intends to slaughter 4,000 piked whales beginning December 2015.
It’s bloody wrong and it’s illegal!
In the Northern Hemisphere, despicable Japanese ocean-killers continue to murder sentient dolphins and capture the finest looking specimens for sale to dolphinariums in oil-rich Arabia and the cash-rich Orient.
It is heartbreaking to bear witness to this inhumane treatment of another highly intelligent mammal. Japan continues to display an egregious sense of entitlement to all marine life, and a lack of compassion and understanding of the importance of apex predators like dolphins and their integral role in maintaining the health of our oceans. This is terribly concerning because the oceans are very ill and suffocating from plastics.
As humans empty the seas, we are discovering the last of the albino dolphins, like the one captured last week, now penned and fed dead fish awaiting the repugnant sale to the highest bidding dolphinarium. It’s believed that it will fetch in excess of $500,000.
Please do not purchase any tickets to dolphinariums. Support Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians and Sea Shepherd Australia because they are upholding The United Nations Charter for Nature and protecting sea life.
Join Earth Dr Reese Halter in his crusade to protect nature by watching Earth Calling SOS. This Christmas, join him in Williamstown, Sydney and Ballina on his Earth Calling SOS Australian Tour 2014 as he launches his ninth book “Shepherding the Sea: The Race to Save our Oceans.”