So here it is Monday night, and what I have to say is Shame on you Solomon Islands! Shame on all of you who buy a ticket to marine parks, it is you that keep the captivity programs in business!
“SOLOMON Islands will soon again be exporting dolphins this time to Europe.”
“I have already discussed with my boys and set up a time frame where we will go out to sea sometime mid-February and early March, bring the dolphins in and then have them trained and prepared for the shipment which is expected in June,” Mr Satu said
(Solomon Star news)
The Solomon Islands will start capturing and exporting dolphins sometime in February. You can read the news article here at Solomon Star News.
I am very agitated right now. I was so happy when I heard that Earth Island institute had managed to end the dolphin trade in the Solomon Islands… but it was so short-lived. I’m starting to believe there is no hope. We are human and humans will destroy everything! It’s not the frame of mind I want to be in, and I’m certainly going to keep fighting, but I’m loosing hope. Greed overpowers rationality.
On another sad note, 40 dolphins were slaughtered today in Taiji. It is getting harder and harder for me to be away from the Cove. It’s like an itch inside of me to go back there and help to keep the world aware of what is happening.
Libby and Nicole are amazing! I’m so happy we have such kick butt girls replacing us! I miss you two!
So I’m going to end on a more positive note! This Friday my dad and I are speaking at Huxley School of the Environment’s “Speaker Series”. The information is below. If you live in the area feel free to come! It’s an open event.
Dolphin Capture, Slaughter, and Entertainment industry… 90 days in Taiji.
|“Many of us became aware of the horror that is Taiji, Japan from seeing the Academy Award winning documentary, The Cove. Captain Paul Watson dispatched Scott West in September 2010, to set up an ongoing campaign in Taiji which became known as The Cove Guardians. In this presentation, you will see first hand that the slaughter continues and learn how the captive dolphin entertainment industry provides the economic incentive for the slaughter.”
Far fast and Deep,
Elora Malama West