draws to a close it’s time to look around the world at what we’ve accomplished
for dolphins and how your help is paying off.
hot spots where dolphins are under threat, our team keeps answering the call. I know
you care passionately about dolphins and hope you’ll help me with as generous a
year-end donation as you can make. DONATE
In TAIJI, JAPAN
I joined our team and 18 volunteers from 7 countries to press for an end
to the slaughter.
We’re keeping Cove monitors in Taiji, and the dolphin killing is down, but not over. Dolphin meat sales have plummeted by more
than 30% in the past year, and we aim to drive it far lower.
This work isn’t easy or safe. The Japanese government has a new contingent of policemen and a full-sized Coast
Guard vessel to “protect” the dolphin killers, spending big bucks to fight off
the worldwide pressure we are bringing.
Especially after the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown, it is ludicrous
that Japan is pouring money
into subsidizing the killing of dolphins and whales. But we will not rest
until the killing stops.
In INDONESIA we succeeded this year in getting a national ban on the capture of dolphins, built the first ever dolphin
rescue/release seapen, and are awaiting confiscation of illegally caught dolphins so
that we can rehab and release them to their home waters.
In the SOLOMON ISLANDS we reached agreement with tribes stopping the
killing of thousands of dolphins every year and forced out the main dolphin
trader. As of January 1, 2012, there will
be a national ban on all further dolphin captures.
big wins, but there is far more work to do and I can’t do this alone. I need your help today with a generous year-end
tax-deductible donation. I promise you it will go a long way for
dolphin protection. DONATE HERE
living largely out of my suitcase this year, fighting for dolphins in Japan, Thailand,
Singapore, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Germany, the Philippines, St Maartin and many other places
to come. Our team at Earth Island Institute works tirelessly and
of all dolphins swimming in their natural ocean home and those that are
desperate for our help, thank you again for all you can do.
Ric O'Barry -- Dolphin Campaign Director
P.S. Our Special Holiday Offer includes your chance to get a beautiful new Dolphin tote bag, a signed new-edition copy of my book "Behind The Dolphin Smile", and a DVD of the documentary "Fall From Freedom".