Just to add insult to injury!

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The dolphin molesters went out today, and came back empty handed! It was so exciting! We think they might have had a pod out on the horizon, but lost it coming in. 🙂 Guess it just sucks to be a dolphin hunter today.

Today we caught up on emails and just relaxed! We are dropping like flies though! In the last few days we have lost, David and his family, our South African girls, Rupert, and tomorrow we lose Glenda. Seriously everyone, if you can and you are on the fence about coming, now is the time to do it! Not later, now! I cannot express how important it is for people to be here right now, things are getting tense and someone is going to snap. They are pouring a lot of money into babysitting us, and every time someone new shows up…. it just stirs the bee’s nest.

These photos I got at the Whale Museum. I didn’t want to pay to see it, so I slid my camera under one of the bleachers on a raised platform at the front of the museum. I wasn’t expecting to get anything, just wanted to see. So I climbed over what looked like a small water fountain that wasn’t running, and climbed up a few rocks to get those shots. Look at the giant whale skeleton, right in front of the pens. Disgusting.

Tomorrow we do this all over again… keep up calling the embassy’s, seriously! IT’s working, the government is feeling the pressure, just trust me on this one. More to come later. 🙂

For the Animals,

Elora Malama

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30 thoughts on “Just to add insult to injury!

    1. Excellent!

      At least some of the world is watching.

      Be cool, stay calm.

      I’m certainly convinced to never see a ‘dolphin show’ again, and more…

      Good luck,
      Martin

  1. 念のため指摘しておきますが、その鯨の骨格標本は複製ですからね!

    本物の鯨の骨ではありませんよ

    1. I’m going to sound like a complete ass, but but you’re going to have to put this in English.

      You know why I ask of that? ‘Cause the Mayor of Taiji refused to listen to Elora last week UNLESS SHE SPEAKS TO HIM IN JAPANESE. And I assume it must be perfect Japanese, because otherwise, a foreigner’s comment is nothing but babble to him.

      If the Mayor acts like a pompous ass to her, then we shouldn’t have to listen what YOU say, unless you write in English. I mean, why should we bother, or CARE, to go the extra mile and translate your comment when CLEARLY he treats foreigners like that?

      If you really care to share your opinion of this matter, please write in English. Otherwise, this reply is nothing more than a fisherman’s ramble.

      1. Oh whoops I SOUND LIKE AN TOTAL JACKASS ):

        The comment above JUST got posted as mine did

        FFFffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  2. So glad at least one of us can attend to support the Cove Guardians. I wish Steven above a safe journey and successfull trip. Hope more of us can follow. As I can’t come (no income no capital) I’m writing (have stamp & therefore will post) to The Japan Information and Cultural Centre, Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London. W1J 7JT to tell them what I think and ask them how they can justify their governments stance on the killing. I note their webmail contact page is down! Keep on keeping on Elora.

  3. I am mortified reading about the baby Dolphin these people are the most greedy foolish people who walk the earth, they are destroyers of the oceans and they will pay someday…by their own hand and their own acts of foolish destruction and I hope I will be able to see it when it happens!

  4. Hi Elora Just as my daughter, you are way beyond your years. I commend you in setting up your blog and especially for having the will and the courage to be in Taiji, along with my daughter, Tarah and all the Sea Shepherds. It is a disgrace to humanity to know and especially to witness these dolphins being slaughtered!
    I do worry about all of you because they are filming you all. This makes me very nervous because it’s obvious why the Sea Shepherds are getting pictures and footage and it’s not obvious what their objectives are for doing the same. Be careful in all that you do, along with the others, so that all of the Sea Shepherd’s safety is assured. Band together and don’t be alone for any reason. Be strong Elora, knowing that we here are there in spirit every single day! Be safe, Deborah

  5. Hi @all!

    I write since the hunting beginn everyday e-mails to the embassys all over the world. I wonder that there keep my protest without response. In every email i write that japanese people are terrorist and nazis! and baby and child murder!

    I know that is not the best way to protest but another language the japanese people not understand!

    My big respect for the Cove Guards – thank you so much – hug and kisses –

    For all dolphins and whales,

    Mick

    1. I understand you are upset but I think you should say the Japanese fishermen or government. It’s not the people.
      Thankyou for caring about the dolphins and whales

      Peace

    2. Mick we understand how you feel, however to write to them that the Japanese people are terrorist and nazies and baby and child murder! This does not work in fact on Elora’s facebook page one young woman wrote and showed her reponse back from one of the Embassies, where they copied and pasted some very negative stuff another letter writer wrote. Your approach to how you speak when you write must change, you can say the very same thing in another way. What you write will only make them mad and they will not respect the cause! Please for the Dolphins and the cause find a new way to approach the situtation in your writing.

    3. I understand your frustration about what is happening in Taiji but please remember that it isn’t all of Japan who is taking part in this atrocity. Also keep in mind that it isn’t only Japan who is participating in dophin/whale hunts…. Iceland, Norway, indigenous communities of the United States and the Faroes are all actively engaged in whaling.

      The Japanese people (and any other nationality) ARE good human beings. The people who are directly involved in the slaughter of these creatures are no less good humans than the rest of us, they are just involved in something we may not agree with. I’m not condoning their behavior but I also don’t believe we should be making blanket statements based on the actions of a small minority of people.

      The slaughter of dolphins and whales is a repulsive act and the world hopes to see it come to an end but we won’t get there with angry comments and name calling. The reality is that change must come internally in any nation that engages in whaling practices. The way to create change is to promote meaningful dialogue and sharing ideas that might foster change. We should be reaching out to help people make a change.

      The Cove Guardians are in Japan to raise awareness of what is happening there in an effort to pressure the Japanese people to insist on change from their government. If they see foreigners trying to “force” our values upon them, there will be resistence and progress will not be made.

      Thank you for your comment and I hope you’ll take my words into consideration. I understand your frustration, we’re all upset by this, but there is a better way to communicate our ideas, a way that will work with the Japanese people rather than alienate them.

  6. That is great news that they came back empty handed! The pictures I saw the other day on your blog made my stomach turn . Those poor dolphins! I don’t know how the fisherman sleep at night.

    Candy

  7. I read up on the happenings in Taiji everyday. Dolphins have always been my favorite mammal, along with dogs. What these evil men do to the dolphins sickens me, breaks my heart, and makes mu blood boil. My one wish in life is to be there as a cove guardian, however due to lack of finances I am unable. I just want to say to thos girl, Elora, you are so wise beyond your years, and you are braver than any woman my age that I know. Which is 35. Your passion for this cause is inspiring, and I wish all people of the world were like you. How you can watch, listen to, photograph, and bear witness to these heartwrenching events is something that is hatd for me to understand, but shows just how brave, and dedicated to this you really are. Your parents must be so proud, and to me you are right up there with Ric O’Barry, and Paul Watson, who are heroes in my book. I am sure you have been told this more than once, however i do hope you read this, for you deserve to hear it every day.

  8. I read up on the happenings in Taiji everyday. Dolphins have always been my favorite mammal, along with dogs. What these evil men do to the dolphins sickens me, breaks my heart, and makes my blood boil. My one wish in life is to be there as a cove guardian, however due to lack of finances I am unable. I just want to say to this girl, Elora, you are so wise beyond your years, and you are braver than any woman my age that I know. Which is 35. Your passion for this cause is inspiring, and I wish all people of the world were like you. How you can watch, listen to, photograph, and bear witness to these heartwrenching events is something that is hard for me to understand, but shows just how brave, and dedicated to this you really are. Your parents must be so proud, and to me you are right up there with Ric O’Barry, and Paul Watson, who are heroes in my book. I am sure you have been told this more than once, however i do hope you read this, for you deserve to hear it every day.

  9. I apologize, I did not mean to post twice, I am typing this from a Blackberry, no computer, and was trying to fix my accidently misspelled words.

  10. Message to the [goldfish-poop-stain] Corrupt Japanese government officials, the Fisheries Union and dolphin killers/”fishermen”, and especially the molesters/”trainers.” I’m pretty sure I’m using the Google translator much better now. I will tell you my message in English, and in written Japanese and spoken Japanese. I can only vouch for the English version. I am trying to speak to you in your language. Please reply! Thank you very much. 🙂 Stop killing dolphins and whales. The world is watching and we demand change now! You cannot kill the ocean. It does not belong to you. It is everyone’s and if the ocean dies we all die. At the rate you are going, this will happen in a few decades. It is the worst thing you can do for your own families! Cetaceans are not pests! You are thieves to steal from us all this way to drive up the price of the meats. You are also thieves to sell such intelligent beings into slavery for up to $300,000.00 US per individual! Shame on you! Be world leaders in the preservation of life and our planet, not destroyers! Humans need to adopt a natural plant-based diet. Eating meat is unhealthy, cruel, unnecessary, and unsustainable. There are too many people on the planet to continue this way. If we all died tomorrow, the planet and all the other animals would thrive. If they die, we die. Surely you understand that…

    停止は、イルカやクジラを殺す。世界は見ているし、今は変更を要求する!あなたが海を殺すことはできない。それはあなたに属していません。海は、我々はすべて死んで死ねばそれはみんなのです。あなたが行くのレートで、これは数十年の間に発生します。それはあなた自身の家族のために何ができる最悪のことだ!鯨類は害虫ではありません!あなたは肉の価格を押し上げて、すべてこのように私たちから盗むために泥棒です。また、個々のあたり最大$ 300,000.00の奴隷に米国をこのような知的な生き物を販売する泥棒です!あなたに恥を知れ!生活と私たちの惑星ではなく、駆逐艦の保全の世界的リーダーである!人間は、天然植物ベースの食事を採用する必要があります。食べる肉は、残酷で、不必要な、不健康と持続可能です。あまりにも多くの人々は、この方法を継続して地球上があります。我々はすべての明日死亡した場合は、地球と他のすべての動物が繁栄するだろう。彼らが死ねば、我々が死ぬ。きっとあなたは理解していること…

    Teishi wa, iruka ya kujira o korosu. Sekai wa mite irushi, ima wa henkō o yōkyÅ« suru! Anata ga umi o korosu koto wa dekinai. Sore wa anata ni zokushite imasen. Umi wa, wareware wa subete shinde shineba sore wa min’na nodesu. Anata ga iku no rēto de, kore wa sÅ« jÅ«-nen no ma ni hassei shimasu. Sore wa anata jishin no kazoku no tame ni nani ga dekiru saiaku no kotoda! Kujira-rui wa gaichÅ« de wa arimasen! Anata wa niku no kakaku o oshiagete, subete kono yō ni watashi-tachi kara nusumu tame ni dorobōdesu. Mata, koko no atari saidai $ 300, 000. 00 No dorei ni Beikoku o kono yōna chitekina ikimono o hanbai suru dorobōdesu! Anata ni haji o shire! Seikatsu to watashi-tachi no wakusei de wa naku, kuchiku-kan no hozen no sekai-teki rÄ«dādearu! Ningen wa, ten’nen shokubutsu bēsu no shokuji o saiyō suru hitsuyō ga arimasu. Taberu niku wa, zankokude, fu hitsuyōna, fukenkō to jizoku kanōdesu. Amarini mo ōku no hitobito wa, kono hōhō o keizoku shite chikyÅ«-jō ga arimasu. Wareware wa subete no ashita shibō shita baai wa, chikyÅ« to ta no subete no dōbutsu ga han’ei surudarou. Karera ga shineba, wareware ga shinu. Kitto anata wa rikai shite iru koto…

  11. Um, i posted on here and the blog from yesterday earlier and now they are gone. Does that happen alot? Who would remove it, or how would it get removed? Everyone elses posts are still here and I am totally for the dolphins, on SSCS side. I do not understand.

    1. Hi Angela,
      I don’t know what happened? I haven’t been on here, or deleted anything today! I have the emails of your comments… I’ll see if I can find them, I’m really sorry! WordPress sometimes flips out!

      Elora

  12. Is this you, Elora?
    Shame on you

    You bring shame to the pro-dolphin movement.
    Please take this video down. If the Japanese press see it, they will just say that pro-dolphin people are rude, ignorant (non-Japanese speaking) bullies that terrorize poor Japanese people who are legally making a living. We will lose precious ground we’ve gained.
    I know you are mad. We all are. We all feel exactly like you.
    That does not make this the right way to act.
    Chisa

    1. Hi,
      Well I am in this video, but it is not my video. SO I have no way to take this down… and I’m really sorry but I agree with everything that was said in this video. These men might be legally making a living… but the government is spending tons of money to help them hide, that they could be using to train this men in doing something else. These men are ashamed, and they should set a example for the rest of the dolphin killers to stop. If you don’t like the way things are being done here, maybe you should get on a plane and come here yourself.
      E

    2. I just saw that and I agree that this will damage the reputation of the cove guardians in the eyes of the Japanese media and citizens.
      I totally support you but you have to understand that this might make Japanese people turn a blind eye even more.

      1. I guess I am confused… what did we say that would damage the movement? We asked them to set an example and change, we asked if they realize this is staining the reputation of Japan, and we told them that we will not go away until this slaughter is over. The dolphin killers have been abusing protesters that come to the Cove for years, all we are doing is talking to them, showing them that we will not be pushed around, and explaining why the world is upset with Taiji.

      2. I can only speak for myself and not the movement. I am not Japanese so I can totally understand the sentiment behind the questions in the video. Hey i agree with everything you just wrote and totally understand the cove guardians confronting the fishermen with these questions and statements..
        While I am not Japanese , I do live here, work here and am married to a wonderful Japanese man, so I have some experience and knowledge of how Japanese people view/ react to confrontation.
        I guess we just have a different way of dealing with problems than Japanese people do. We confront the problem head on and use emotion and passion to drive us, where as I guess from what I can tell and know from my husband and friends, most Japanese people shy away from that and will turn away, often closing their minds at the first sign of antagonism or confrontation.
        I hope this is making some kind of sense.
        I guess I am just trying to say that from a Japanese point of view the videos of the cove and the killing may be starting to have an impact on those of the Japanese public who have seen them. Whereas videos of cove guardians surrounding 1 or 2 fishermen and asking lots of questions in English only may be seen as bullying by the Japanese viewers and thus turning them away from having an open mind.

        It sucks, it’s horrible, but that is the way they are. So maybe that is why Chisa( above) thinks it is damaging for the movement. This is a different culture and a different mindset over here not to mention a different language, so getting the message through is alot more difficult.

        I still thank you all from the bottom of my heart and appreciate all your efforts. You guys are heroes.

  13. I myself think you should leave the girl alone, just like with what Paul Watson does, not everyone agrees, but he is the only one going to the southern ocean, and this girl is the one of the very few in Taiji, and, if you do not like it, why don’t you go there?

    1. I am just trying to help Elora understand the Japanese point of view. The best way to stop this is to getbthe Japanese people to stand up and do something. So understanding how to do them to do this is important isn’t it?

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