The snakes were in bottles of wine at the restaurant we went to last night.
Just fair warning, I am extremely pissed at the entire world right now. I don’t know what is about to come out… but I am definitely not my normal chipper self!
It all started this morning… Though a lot happened last night too. There was a debate on my blog and I woke up to several debates on my personal Facebook page. As a lot of you have probably figured out, I really don’t mind debates, in fact I somewhat enjoy listening to them. But after everything I witnessed yesterday and watching my footage realizing how much I actually got on film, waking up to a world of ignorance and all my friends/supporters trying to wake these ignorant few up was just too much. This morning I was in a really bad place… you could say that I finally processed everything that went down yesterday and I was/am upset, broken and very angry. I took down everything this morning that was bothering me. I just didn’t want it up on the internet anymore. But it got me thinking all day about my topic for my blog tonight… there are no dolphins in the Cove because of a typhoon coming into town. That was the best news all day!
I was so emotionally exhausted this morning that I stayed in bed when everyone went to check the Cove. We knew the boats did not go out because of the storm that is starting to hit… but still these men are sneaky little *insert your swear word of choice here* so they wanted to make sure. I slept a couple more hours, which was good because my head started to hurt after all the conversations I was listening too or involved with today. The first was with my mom on Skype… I need to make it clear that I am not trying to offend anyone I am only doing what I always do, and that is voice my opinion very loudly. A lot of people are looking at this problem and saying “We need to handle it delicately, with negotiation” or “We need to wait for the Japanese people to stand up, and do this the Japanese way”…. well I am finally going to direct this. I realize I am just stirring up the bee’s nest, but when have I not done that…
1. If we handled this “delicately” nothing would get done. These men have known for 30 years that this was coming to an end, they have had more than enough warning!
2. Negotiation is not going to do anything! The Japanese government is really good at getting together, and having meetings and negotiating things… but nothing ever seems to be accomplished when it comes to the Dolphin Slaughters around Japan. Actually, some stuff does get accomplished… they hand out permits for the killings and discuss new methods of keeping us from filming the horror. They make signs and hang them up… put up fences… and buy the fishermen tarps to hide their dirty business. If we wait around for “polite” conversation to work, all the Dolphins and Whales will be dead.
This country needs to be told ENOUGH! Why is it that we as a world, a very angry world, CANNOT stand up all together and say stop it! Why aren’t other countries getting involved? Where the heck are all of the “other animal rights groups” that have thousands of dollars!? Why is Save Japan Dolphins and Sea Shepherd the ONLY two groups here!? Sea Shepherd, which has little to no money. Greenpeace is a money-making machine but they seem to be too sacred to come down here, instead they let a sixteen year old girl show them how it is done. We are insane. Humans are destructive machines! Here we have 30 men driving dolphins into extinction. In Katsuura we have another group driving away the Tuna. Japan is killing all of the Whales… and the Japanese government allows all of this. We are not only taking out the apex predators (don’t get me started on shark finning)… but we are killing a species not only more intelligent than ourselves, but are self-aware, care for their young just like a human mother and her child, who have their own language that over centuries humans have not been able to crack, that play and love, that have a sonar that sends messages for miles, who can see through you… and who are not any person’s or countries property!
It’s everything going on in the world… war, oil spills, murder, animal exploitation, hunting for sport… just everything! I really am loosing all faith I ever had in my species for changing. It’s as if we are designed for destruction… look at what we do to the world and the life we share it with! It’s terrible. I hate that I am saying this… it’s just how I am feeling right now…
I posted my main video of the slaughter from yesterday:
I am sorry I don’t have much to say that is very positive. At least I can say that Dolphins are safe for the next few days during this storm 🙂 Thank you all for the support here on my blog and on my facebook page.
For the Animals,
The meeting with the Mayor of Taiji, Scott West, Richard O’barry, Jeff Pantukoff, and me is November 2nd .
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