maandag, 15 november 2010 20:30

Report from Taiji: November 15 (new video)


gutting bargegutting bargeThe Molesters keep showing us more dirty secrets.

When you have an opportunity to confront a marine animal trainer ask that person why they support a business where a mother is taken into captivity and her baby is killed.

Today the Taiji molesters brought in a pod of about 16 dolphins and selected two for the entertainment business.  We then had to witness a small baby, swimming alone, apparently looking for its mother who had been taken away.  The baby did not have to swim alone for long though.  It was killed along with the remaining 13 other members of its family.  Its death may also explain why the skiff transporting the two captives had to stop in transit to better restrain one of the dolphins.  Perhaps she heard her baby’s death cries and tried in vain to come to her baby’s aid.

In the video here, watch for the small baby after the molesters take two captives away (in the nets). Show this to your friends who like to patronize dolphin shows.  Think of this when you visit the annual IMATA conference in Boston this December.

Dolphins struggle as they're captured on November 15th


Video credit: Big Gunns (3 minutes)

We found two molesters watching from the road above the cove.  The fellow in the white jersey works in the butcher house.  He tries to hide from Elora’s camera.  The molesters work hard to hide their shameful deeds and shameful faces, but we are here catching everything.  The Japanese government could better spend the money for the police and coast guard presence and put it to job retraining for the molesters.

captive pens in Taiji harborcaptive pens in Taiji harborYou can tell that the molesters are frustrated at the attention.  They want their quiet evil lives back, but we will not stop.  Each call, letter, and email sent to the Japanese government, to Japanese corporations, and to your own governments makes a difference.  Do not waiver.  Every time dolphins are pushed into the cove, let them have it.  Every time there is blood in the water, let them have it.  Together we will see an end to the slaughter of whales and dolphins in Japan and by Japanese crews the world over.

Stopping the slaughter of dolphins and whales in Japan and by Japan will not end the problem.  We must shut down the demand for dolphin entertainment.  Iceland, Norway, and Denmark must also come to their senses and end the slaughter there too.

To join us (voluntarily, and completely at your own cost and risk) in Taiji, write to me at  I will get back to you, but please be patient.  I cannot keep an eye on the Cove and answer email at the same time.  Contributions to Sea Shepherd to keep our official presence here are needed and welcome.  I am the current official Sea Shepherd representative and will be replaced when I leave on December 9, 2010.

For the Oceans,
Scott West
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Dolphins brought to the butcher house on November 15th


Video credit: Sea Shepherd (1:20)


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The Blog Log:
My daughter, Elora Malama West, has been with me here since day one and keeps a blog of her experiences.
Current Cove Guardians Tarah, Heber, and Libby are also keeping blogs.
Future Cove Guardians CarolynStevenBob and Carrie and William have started blogs about their endeavors.
The Taiji Dolphin Action Group blog.


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