All slide show photos are credit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
I can’t imagine it, living in concrete, performing for food, never seeing my family again…. but what really gets me is knowing that those three dolphins that were taken on the 27th (and all of the others over the years) are probably constantly reliving in their minds everything that went down that day, including listening to the slaughter of their friends and family.
This morning we went down to the harbor in Taiji and watched the fishermen get all their boats, hunting boats and off shore whaling vessels ready for the storm. There were rope lines tied to all the boats and spread out all around harbor. They had the boats tight next to each other and moved the whaling vessels away from the cement dock to keep them from getting banged up.
For lunch we went to our favorite log cabin restaurant! I had cream corn pizza again haha! My dad and Ron got Pancakes!
This afternoon we went to Dolphin Base and I watched the trainers feed and make the dolphins do tricks– the day before a storm is going to hit! You would think they would have been working to prepare everything and make sure that the dolphins are safe in the pens! Haha, I’m not saying they shouldn’t have been feeding them, but making them do tricks the night before a “hurricane” seemed like a waste of time to me! That and it’s just hard to watch period.
The slideshow footage was taken at the Taiji Whale Museum by someone who does not want to be identified. The three dolphins in the tank are the ones that were taken on the 27th. It is the smallest dolphin tank she had ever seen.
I will tell you what she said to me… she said that you could see the pain in their eyes. She told me that one of the dolphins was bobbing up and down with its eyes very dilated.. “If that were a person they would have been rocking back and forth going over everything they had just been through over and over again, that is what it looked like to me. And this poor thing was very small”.
Below is my video of the trainers playing today:
For the Animals,
The meeting with the Mayor of Taiji, Scott West, Richard O’barry, Lincoln O’barry, Jeff Pantukoff, and me is November 2nd
Please remember to read my Dad’s updates on the SeaShepherd website – There are also photos that will soon be uploaded there, you can’t see anywhere else. And the video footage from the Whale museum will be up sometime tomorrow!!!!!!!!!
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