So this morning I woke up with a sore throat! It’s a lot better now, after I took some Advil, but I think my body was just so worn out and trying to tell me to rest more. It really killed me to stay behind because I knew that the molesters were out hunting, and I didn’t want to miss a slaughter because of a sore throat!! But my dad made me stay behind because I need to stay healthy for the upcoming week.
It took me forever to fall asleep again! I really hated not being at the Cove… I remember constantly thinking far fast and deep, then I passed out from exhaustion! Haha.
My dad called and told me that the boats came back empty-handed! I was so relieved!
We were going to drive to Shingu and get breakfast this morning, but I got really nauseous before we got in the car. I realized it was because I took my vitamins on an empty stomach… don’t ever do that! Haha, I didn’t dare take the car trip because I get really carsick easily, so I stayed behind and skyped with my mom and sister for a few hours 🙂
— So this evening a Japanese women named, Yumiko, called us and told us that she and her husband were staying at the same hotel we are. I have been emailing Yumiko for over a month now, and had given her my dad’s phone number when I found out that they were in Shingu today. They drove down all the way from Tokyo to see the Cove!
When we met up with them, Yumiko gave me these beautiful paper cranes that she and her daughter had made for me. They are a symbol of hope and health, she told me! 🙂 They also made this video:
It’s very well done, please watch to the end of it. It’s so nice to have Japanese people voicing their disagreement with the slaughter of dolphins, it is something that must be supported! Yumiko wrote to a man in London who educates kids about Dolphins, and they put an article she wrote and her email in their news letter. Yumiko and her family are trying to educate people about the Dolphin slaughter here in Japan and around the world.
We went to dinner with them tonight, and I have to say it was much-needed. This couple gives me such hope for the future. As Japanese citizens, taking a stand against this. Yumiko was saying tonight that this is not about race or nationality, it is for our world. That we have a responsibility as humans on planet earth to protect and help dolphins. Everything she spoke about tonight made me almost tear up… if they can help get more Japanese people involved, we just might get somewhere 🙂
This really shows how effective the methods SSCS is choosing to take on this campaign are. If we were cutting nets and sinking boats, most Japanese people would feel sympathy for the fishermen. But we are keeping the pressure on the government and making sure not another dolphin will die unseen in the Cove for as long as the hunt continues, be it because a law changes or all dolphins go extinct.
I think it’s kinda funny how both my dad and I wrote about the same thing tonight 🙂 I guess it really effected us both the same way.
Far fast and deep,