I have no idea where to start. But I think that the best thing to open with is the good news. The dolphins not chosen for show were released today. However, a family that used to be twenty is now an estimated twelve. Eight were taken for the Aquariums. Two calfs are now possibly without mothers. I think that is worse than the slaughter. I am not a supporter of either obviously… but to break a family apart, and send them out to sea while the rest will be forced to perform for food is undoubtably dishonorable! Especially since they do not understand our language. But they understand theirs! I don’t even want to go into all the amazing things dolphins can do, are aware of, and how they communicate with each other. I’ll just get to upset if I do. Just because they do not look like a humans, does not mean that they do not love, think, see, feel, and understand like us… in fact they are smarter. We are really the less intelligent species. We are killing ourselves and everything around us. And we know this. But most chose to ignore it and act like it isn’t happening. But they know it! That’s the worst part! The worst part.
But to the trainers, fishermen, and the people who agree with all of this; sending half a family of dolphins out to sea isn’t bad. They all seem to think every female will produce milk, they still have some to keep each other company… etc. Do they not realize? They really don’t get it. I saw all the trainers lined up waiting to be driven around to the Cove to pick out their dolphins. And I just wanted to throw up. You all disgust me so much. You have no idea. It’s your ignorance… I don’t understand how someone could work with these creatures like that for a long period of time, and not have a Richard O’Barry moment, and say “they don’t belong in captivity”. It’s greed. Those dolphins just look like giant money signs to them.
After the first Dolphin was chosen today, my dad and I ran to the car and drove over to the pens. I filmed them putting the Dolphin in. The poor thing was splashing and throwing itself around. I have it all on film. It will be on my youtube: KahakaiGirl soon. But as I was filming them, this fishermen boat with three fishermen pulled up. I ignored them, like I usually do. But the one guy started yelling at me to move, I was in the way of where the rope needed to go, so they could pick up more nets. All of those pictures are on my public facebook page. He was so nasty! It was not a “move”.. it sounded like a “f-ing move girl” in Japanese. These guys do NOT like us. It doesn’t bother me in the least, why would I want them to like me when I completely despise them.
We were walking back to the car, when my dad pointed out the new public bathroom that they just built at the dock. The building has a Whale and Dolphin on the side, and a picture of Dolphin fins on the front. I couldn’t even believe my eyes. They all wear such a thick facade.
About half way into the process, the lightening and rain came in. We had seen the clouds all morning, but were waiting for them to hit. It was wonderful when they did! These lightning bolts were so bright, and would shoot down three at a time over the horizon. It was beautiful. And it only made problems for the fishermen and trainers, the rain was so hard! I was trying to catch a picture of the lightning, but it was just too fast! Sometimes it’s better to live with your eyes away form the camera screen.
The remaining dolphins were released. And as the fishermen were leaving they waved to us while flipping off my dad. We really piss them off.
Okay. Here is my question of the day. Where is everyone? And I’m not talking about the people who actually want to be here, but can’t because of work and economy. I know you guys would be here if you could. I am talking about other organizations. Like PETA, Greenpeace.. etc. They have millions of dollars but they don’t seem to do anything with it. And I’m sorry, but this is right down Greenpeace’s ally. Protesting and documenting. Sea Shepherd is here, I guess that these other groups must be too scared to come here. Okay, just let SSCS, the 16 year old girl and the 13 and 15 year old boys show you up.
It starts here people. If the oceans die, we all will die. This is first priority. “If we can’t change this one thing… there is no hope for any of us!” -Ric O’barry
For the Animals,