Words cannot describe the thoughts racing through my mind today...The atrocities witnessed on this day are causing my blood to boil. If any trace of respect for these disgusting men remaind in me, it has now been removed. For those of you who believe that I should try to understand and work with these murderers, you really do not have a concept of the deranged actions that these killers are capable of. If you have not witnessed the horrors of Taiji in person, please refrain from criticizing our tactics. This is not a matter of who's tactics work best. This is a matter of saving dolphins from a horrific fate.
The dolphin molesters drove a pod of around 40 dolphins into the Cove today. The dolphins fought. We are seeing the dolphins fight for their lives harder each time another pod is driven in. They drove them straight into the killing cove as we have seen the past few time. Shortly after, the trainers arrived for their sorting process. They hauled off 9 babies to the Whale Museum. It sickens me to think of what these babies have to endure. This is when the situation started to feel strange.
Libby and I headed up to Wonderland to view the activity at the gutting barge. We spotted one skiff approaching the barge to unload dolphins. We were not able count the number of dolphins. Another skiff approached, entirely empty. They started to maneuver the tarps, and one skiff attached itself to the side of the barge. Instantly we realized that this was not normal behavoir. We watched and captured footage of the dolphins being ripped open, their entrails thrown to the side. There was one key difference about gutting barge activity today. The dolphins were not dead. We watched as more than one dolphin moved, clearly alive, on the barge.
First Trace of blood
No other skiffs approached from the Cove. We were on guard. Where were the other 20 or so dolphins? Not long after, we viewed the boat returning from the Whale Museum after dropping off the 9 babies. The boat was not empty. Two live dolphins laid on foam pads and were quickly covered when the killers realized that we were watching. We were shocked. Were they loading live dolphins onto the gutting barge? Yes indeed. The sound that followed is one that I will never forget. The live dolphins, surrounded by gutted bodies, started to flail as they realized that they were next in line. The sounds of the dolphin struggle as they were slaughtered followed.
Slaughtering Live Dolphins
It is not enough for these molesters to simply slaughter dolphins. They do not kill the dolphins in the killing cove. They paralyze these beautiful creatures and stick a wooden plug below their blow hole to cease blood flow. The dolphins either drown as they are being dragged to the gutting barge, or are gutted alive. Not only this. The dolphin molesters now feel the need to destroy our rock dolphin created on the beach. That's all right. We shall keep fighting for the dolphins and will continue to create rock dolphins.