After a long flight to Osaka, Japan via Seattle, Scott and I arrived in Nachi-Katsuura late last night.
It's surreal being back in Taiji. The constant stress of wondering how many dolphins will be slaughtered next has disappeared. Walking through the small coastal town, one experiences an aura of expectency. What creature is next? In only one month the Taiji molesters will set out to resume Coastal whaling targeting false killer whales, pilot whales, and risso dolphins. No cetacean can escape their molestation.
Coastal Whaling Ships
The dolphin slaughter may have ceased for this season, but the end is nowhere in sight. There are 20-30 dolphins remaining in the pens inside the Taiji harbour. The slaughter of 2010-2011 will never be forgotten. The images will play over again in their minds, families slaughtered, cries of their friends and children ruthlessly murdered before their eyes. They will be forced to endure these painful memories while they perform for passer-bys after being transported around the world. They will live out the rest of their lives in pain, dying when they can endure it no more. We focused on the cetacean slaughter here in Taiji due to horrors of this live slave trade.
We will continue to place pressure on Taiji, ensuring that the molesters are not bluffing. Change must come from within the Japanese Government. We are here to take our stand against all atrocities committed towards cetaceans in Japan.
We have a few tricks up our sleeve yet.
There is some exciting news that will be unfolding in the next two weeks.
For The Oceans,