- Monday, February 06, 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 email@example.com to set up your approved event.
Posters (click to download PDF)