Sunday, December 5, 2010

What You Can Do

(Artist credit:  inuryoko / "The Cove")

There are a lot of ways to express one's passion for our cetacean friends and a lot of ways to spread the word and to help raise awareness.

More dolphins were killed in Taiji yesterday.  Most were killed, a few taken captive to be sold to a place holding them basically in a swimming pool enslaved for peoples' ignorant entertainment, and some were released - especially babies and juveniles who still needed guidance by their mothers and very possibly face the risk of death because of that.  :: letting out a deep breath at that long sentence ::

So what can you do if you're someone like me who can't afford to fly out to places like Taiji, the Faroe Island, or to join Sea Shepherd in the Southern Ocean?

You can attend protests in your area.  You can sign petitions and send emails to the country's embassies, Prime Ministers, etc.  You can also call them or send letters in the mail.  You can write about them on your blog, website, social networking site, or make it a topic of conversation with your friends at your next dinner party.

Again, it's not about politics.  It's about life.  I've said it before and I'll say it again now and repeatedly into the future:  without the whales and dolphins, a vital part of our ecosystem, our oceans, our balance, and our connective energies, we would not be alive.  Everything in nature is connected to us, and us to them.

Sure, things adapt .. things evolve.  But oftentimes, it is not for the better. 

Remember what Little Grandmother said in my previous post:

"These animals I can say with my own knowing are holding a vibration for us humans even in our darkest hour when us human beings have been the worst of our worst, they are the ones that have held their vibration to keep this planet OK.  And for anyone to think it is ok to kill a dolphin, a whale, or an elephant is killing every one of us and our planet."

Some email actions you can take regarding the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan:



MAFF (ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries)

And be sure to check out this video and share it with as many people as you can:

Our Tribute

There are a lot of organizations and websites/blogs you can also support, such as Sea Shepherd, Save Japan Dolphins, Hope 4 Dolphins, Surfrider Foundation, Rekindling the Waters, A Teenage Activist, among many others worthy of your time, attention, and donations.

The fight may seem hopeless at times, but the tide is turning.  It's slow, but it is noticeable given the increasing numbers of people around the world joining in this fight.  No action is too small and no words are ever wasted in their defense.  We are each a drop in the ocean with the potential to create quite a wave.  Collectively and individually, we can and do make a difference.

Mahalo :-)


  1. Thank you for this entry! Its true, sometimes we feel helpless because we can't physically be there to "help" the dolphins.. but we must remember that we (together with a common goal) are very powerful. Every letter, phone call, or fax we send brings us closer to our objective... That is to end the slaughters of whales and dolphins.

  2. Thank you Minu! I appreciate your comment and the time you took to stop by :-)

    Wishing you a joyous holiday season!