Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Supporters Worldwide for World Love for Dolphins Day on February 14, 2017

World Love for Dolphins Day 2017

WLDD 2017

Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Supporters Worldwide for World Love for Dolphins Day on February 14, 2017

Demonstrations against the global captive dolphin trade responsible for Taiji’s brutal dolphin hunts to take place worldwide.

As another season of dolphin slaughter draws to a close, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is calling on volunteers, supporters and concerned individuals around the world to join with us and our Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians as we show our love for dolphins and call for an end to the captive dolphin trade that funds the slaughter of cetaceans in Taiji’s infamous cove.

On Tuesday, February 14th, Sea Shepherd will teach the world about the link between captivity and the cove with peaceful World Love for Dolphins Day demonstrations across North America and overseas. Sea Shepherd chapters will host demos at Japanese Consulates and local businesses that profit directly from the dolphin slaughter by trading on their surviving family members and stand in solidarity with Sea Shepherd’s volunteer Cove Guardians currently on the ground in Taiji.  On Valentine’s day, animal lovers across the globe will show the world that there is nothing loving about captivity.

Every year, for the past six years, Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians have patrolled the Taiji cove, where entire families of cetaceans are driven into the cove and either kidnapped and sold into captivity or ruthlessly killed. The tremendous amount of profit that the Japanese killers are getting for each captured dolphin, is truly the root of the evil that permeates the tiny town of Taiji, Japan. The love and compassion that people around the world have for these amazing creatures is evident in the support for the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian campaign and their loud voices against captivity.

“Our utmost desire is to see a day when captivity is completely abolished and these beautiful, intelligent beings are allowed to roam free throughout the world’s oceans, instead of being put into tiny tanks and forced to perform tricks, just to get their next meal.” said David Hance, Chief Operating Officer for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. “Please join Sea Shepherd on February 14th, as we stand up against captivity and against those companies that help perpetuate this horrific industry,” added Hance.

How can you participate in “World Love for Dolphins Day” demonstrations?

1. Demonstrate at a Japanese Consulate or at Local Businesses That Support the Captive Dolphin Trade

Join Sea Shepherd and Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians at these locations to educate the public about the connection between the slaughter and the show and encourage the Japanese government, and local businesses to stop supporting the dolphin hunt. Download and print a poster, and join us.

If you are interested in organizing a demonstration at a location near you, please email outreach@seashepherd.org to set up your approved event.

Posters (click to download PDF)PDF

WLDD 2017 poster 7

 

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2 thoughts on “Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Supporters Worldwide for World Love for Dolphins Day on February 14, 2017

  1. Yay! I also hate that dolphins are being used as ‘swim with the dolphins’ props at resorts and tropical destinations, and in the military! This kind of tourist attraction is stressful for the dolphins, and then if someone is injured who knows what will become of them. It’s not showing ‘love’ for the dolphins, only yet another selfish, one-sided need fulfillment. Another human being would not take kindly to someone wanting to hug and touch them without it being mutual. Animals are not meant to serve us, and should be allowed their freedom, too. We should love them enough, if we love them, to leave them alone.

  2. Score another one for the great Captain Watson and the Sea Shepherd!

    I’m tired of the swimming with dolphins, etc., too. Just more interference with animal lives. I am also sick of the ecotourism that habituates wildlife to our presence with all the attendant risks for them. Unfortunately, in poor and overpopulated countries, conservationists are trying to make people tolerate the animals and not take their land by using tourism to create jobs and raise money. But the populations still grow and the habitat shrinks.

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