Hi all, I wish I had the time to give you a massive update, but we are planning to be up by 3am tomorrow to catch what is going to happen to those poor dolphins. So I really need to get to sleep to stay healthy. I’m getting up early a lot.
Today we drove up to the Cove, and the hunters boats had found Dolphin earlier than usual. There is a video of the Dolphins on my public facebook page. We think they are dolphins, and there looks to by almost 20.
Here is something I wrote while sitting at the Cove this morning:
I want to say that there are about 17 or 18 dolphins in the Cove today. There may be more or less, but either way it is another dark day in an area where the sun seems to always be reflecting brightly off the water. I did not expect to wake up this morning to another day like yesterday. Hopefully it won’t be like yesterday, and they will release the dolphins that are not chosen for show. But we think they might kill them just to piss us off. It will only piss them off more when we stay completely calm, don’t react to their smirks, and then expose them to the world. Giving not only a bad name for Taiji, but for all swim with dolphin programs that fund this.
We are sitting under some trees so we can document if anything else happens. Three cops dressed in white button up shirts and blue dress pants came over to get a “visual” on us. The police department now needs to pay these guys to sit here and watch us all day. More money to be spent.
One fisherman in white boots, blue pants, and a red tee shirt with the sleeves cut off came down the stairs on the phone. He is sitting in front of us, watching his catch. Okay, I just have to say…. His phone is hot pink! I just cracked up! Here is this guy trying to act all tough and intimidate us… and he’s holding a Barbie pink cell phone!
He is not the first, this one guy who kept taking my picture had a hot pink camera yesterday. What is with all these guys trying to by tough while holding pink electronics? Normally I am not this judge-mental… but I think these guys deserve it. J
Now there are two fishermen! Wow… they must really be afraid of us doing something illegal. Well we can’t. Because if we get locked up, no one will be watching the Cove and nothing will be documented. The best thing we can do is showthe world that they are still killing dolphins here at the Cove, and they must be ashamed of it, or they would not hide.
Two more just showed up. There are four now.
Have you all ever noticed how (in my pictures) the no photography sign is in English? It is in Japanese, but the font on that part is so small, my camera won’t even pick it up.
It was very short, but I needed to vent about my surroundings. I like to share that stuff with you, It feels safe. I have so many people who support me…
A short while after I wrote that we came back to the hotel to upload everything, and to catch up on everything from yesterday that was not out yet. About two hours later we went back to the Cove, where we met three new people here to do the same thing we are. It was amazing! A really good part to another horrible day. Their names are Matthew, Robin, and Sonja. They are Dutch and Swiss. It’s great having more people here that are just as passionate as we are. Sandra and Dwight left this morning, so it was just going to be my dad and I till October. But now Matthew, Robin, and Sonja will be with us till the 27th!
We showed them around, and where everything is and where stuff is done. After dinner we are back in the hotel and getting everything ready for another early morning. I am really hoping I will be able to respond to everyones emails and comments tomorrow afternoon! I am reading them! I just don’t have the time I want to respond. But I do want to talk to you all! So please don’t think I am ignoring you!
For the Animals,