Day 17…

No dolphins are in the Cove, so far. It was thunder and lightning at around 3am this morning, this is the time we believe the fishermen make their decision whether or not they are going to go out and hunt. It’s now blue sky! So we are going to the Cove at about ten, to make sure the boats did not go out. I really hope not!

My video about plastic on the beaches will be up either tonight or tomorrow afternoon. I have tons of new videos on my youtube, so make sure you guys check that out :)

For the animals,

Elora Malama

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5 thoughts on “Day 17…

  1. Only 17 days, it sure feels like you’ve been gone longer than that….was just making a pizza for dinner and thought how you would probably love a homemade pizza about now. : )
    xoxox
    mom

  2. It pouring and lots of thunder here in Tokyo now. I hope the fishermen didnt go out again.
    I haven’t heard back from GreenPeace, but I did hear from PETA. I posted their reply on your facebook wall. I also asked Oceanic Defence on their facebook page to let you guys know who they are and that they are there, but I got a request to direct any concerns or questions to the main website. I sent an email to the link they gave me, but no response yet :-(.
    On a good note, I told one of my Japanese students about Taiji and your blog. She is a 17 yr old high school student. She asked her English teacher if she could do an expose and a survey in class about whaling and dolphin slaughter. She Is going to collect thoughts and opinions from her Japanese high school friends. Yay Education is the key.
    You are an inspiration to us all. Hang in there

  3. I am so extremely grateful that the dolphins are still SAFE and do hope for more ‘great’ days – filled with storms, high winds, and choppy waters – so that the fishermen cannot go out at all!

    It really is a shame about all the garbage on the beach, as well as in the open waters. This truly shows how ignorant people can be about disposing of waste properly. I, myself, despise plastic bags and do not use them. I always appreciate using paper bags and reusable bags for my groceries and other things.

    Looking at the photos of the dolphins swimming in their excrement in such a tiny, unfiltered swimming pool brought tears to my eyes, and I could not have felt more angry about it!

    And I did try to sign the petition, but for some reason, it would not go through. I tried three different e-mail addresses that I have to no avail. This is not the first time that I’ve had a problem with the Care2 Petition site. I filled out all the boxes and typed out my personal message which is as follows:

    “I AM TRULY APPALLED, QUITE SHOCKED, AND VERY ANGRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS! THESE BEAUTIFUL DOLPHINS ARE MEANT TO LIVE IN THEIR NATURAL HOME ENVIRONMENT – THE OPEN SEA – NOT IN A TINY, UNFILTERED SWIMMING POOL LIKE THIS ONE! HEY, THIS POOL IS MUCH SMALLER THAN THE SWIMMING POOL WHERE I DO MY LAPS IN EVERY DAY! I AM NOT SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT THESE DOLPHINS HAVE ALREADY SUFFERED NEEDLESSLY FROM SERIOUS EYE INFECTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS SINCE THEY’RE SWIMMING IN THEIR OWN EXCREMENT AND THE CARE IS SO DOWNRIGHT SUBSTANDARD! YOU TRULY NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS RIGHT AWAY AND STOP DOLPHIN CAPTIVITY IN EGYPT ALTOGETHER! PLEASE DO REMOVE THESE DOLPHINS FROM THAT TINY POOL AND PLACE THEM IN SEA PENS NEXT TO THE OPEN SEA SO THAT THEY CAN BE RETURNED TO THE WILD IN A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS. I KNOW I AM BEING EXTREMELY HARSH HERE, BUT AS A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR WILD CETACEANS, THESE MOST PRECIOUS DOLPHINS TRULY DESERVE TO LIVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WILD, SINCE THEY BELONG IN THE OPEN SEA, NOT IN THIS TINY POOL! THANKS FOR TAKING MY MESSAGE, AS WELL AS THAT OF OTHERS, INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION SO THAT THESE DOLPHINS CAN RECOVER ONCE AGAIN FROM THE STRESS OF BEING IN THE POOL AND LIVE IN THE OPEN SEA ONCE AGAIN! MANY THANKS AGAIN! LAURICE DEE, Ph.D.”

    I wish that it would just go through! Since I have a copy of my message, I will try again and see if I can get it posted. If not, I will have to contact the help desk. I just want you to know that I’ve tried, as you know how much I truly care about wild cetaceans. Their welfare is of paramount importance, and their plight is something that cannot be ignored at all!

    LAURICE

  4. Elora, I would like to let you know that I can really appreciate how you feel about some of these precious dolphins being captured for entertainment. This is definitely something that I can truly relate to myself. I am just as bothered as you are about this very issue. And it truly tears me up to know that the captured dolphins will never get to see their families and friends nor experience freedom once again. Their lives are forever changed. They go from the vast open sea to just mere walls in tiny tanks. They undergo extreme stress and experience drastic changes to their daily living and habits. The female dolphins will never have the chance to teach their new calves to navigate, hunt, communicate, and avoid predators nor experience freedom with them because of birth in captivity. The captivity industry is so downright ignorant about all of these! No wonder why I hate the captivity industry so much, as far as wild-caught and captive-born cetaceans are concerned!

    LAURICE

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