I am so pleased to say that the hunt has ended for this season!!! Nicole, Libby, and the current cove guardians on the ground watched the banger boats take down their banging poles yesterday.
I am so happy to hear that the hunt has ended, though about 900 were killed and many, many more were taken into captivity. These numbers are nowhere near the Taiji dolphin molester’s quota, I’m sure, but it is still too many!
I know we will all be ready to fight even harder this upcoming September. I plan on returning, I know other cove guardians plan to as well, and I’m sure there are a lot of you fundraising to travel to Taiji yourself.
I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive this year and those who called the embassies every single time the boats went out!!! We have a really amazing group of people from all around the world devoted to ending this slaughter, I really hope our voices are heard!
Far Fast and deep,
Elora Malama West