In Japan, fishers round up and slaughter approximately 23,000 dolphins and small whales each year. In the small fishing village of Taiji, entire schools of dolphins are driven into a hidden cove after a prolonged chase. Once trapped inside the cove, the fishers kill the dolphins by cutting their throats with knives or stabbing them with spears. The water turns red with the dolphins' blood, and the air is filled with their screams. This horrific massacre goes on for six months every year.
On 3 September, concerned citizens will gather at Japanese embassies and consulate offices around the world to call on the Japanese government to end the dolphin slaughters.
Wednesday, 3 September, 12 noon-1 pm
Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London
For more information about Japanese dolphin slaughter, visit www.savejapandolphins.org
Anyone interested in joining?