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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Activist Ric O’Barry, whose tireless work to save dolphins featured heavily in the documentary “The Cove,” has taken out a full page ad in the NY Times asking for an end to the bloody dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan.

The ad features “Angel,” the white albino dolphin who has become a symbol of this year’s tragic hunts, with the prominent headline of “Free Angel or Watch Her Die.” It definitely gets to the point quickly.

“The brutal dolphin hunts and the plight of Angel, the rare albino dolphin, has caught the public’s attention,” stated Ric O’Barry, Director of the Dolphin Project.  “Japan’s government calls these hunts a ‘tradition,’ but the hunts only started in 1969, and the dolphin meat is poisoned by mercury.”

“Japan must change its ways,” he added, “and end the killing of dolphins and small whales in towns like Taiji.”

The ad includes a link to the Dolphin Project website where the public can send a letter to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asking him to end the hunts and help a baby albino dolphin, called Angel, from dying in captivity.

Check it out below – and jump here to send the letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Jan Duck Davies

    The world needs to wake up to what is happening in Taiji and to know these poor captured dolphins end up in a life of captivity ripped away from their families after seeing and swimming in their blood their families slaughter.Those unlucky enough to survive are then are cruely made to perform at marine parks for the entertainment of humans …….We have as a human race a lot to answer to.

  • schaman

    Humans are sad , very sad creatures!