Words by Dave Rastovich
It seems our time in the killing cove in Taiji, has created a lot of fuss and awareness of the issue. This is helpful, however, I really want to send people to the correct destinations in order for them to help in some way. The primary focus is to peacefully direct information through to Japanese public who know little to nothing about the dolphin kill issue in their country. We can all help flow some news their way, in a very respectful manner. As always, it is only a minority that take part in such crimes against nature, but a whole nation can be accused of being guilty. Your sensitivity is appreciated.
Here goes, these are the groups you want to support on the issue of Dolphin Kills in Japan.
www.seashepherd.org The no nonsense approach of Sea Shepherd is saving Cetaceans lives NOW. They do not lobby or procrastinate, they simply act. If you wish to support them, know you are supporting a group who is staunchly against the destruction of our oceans and the mass killing of all the creatures that dwell therein.
www.savejapandolphins.org This is the site to send Japanese friends and surfers who wish to learn of the dolphin kills, capture and the issue of mercury poisoning. It outlines the history of the mercury issue and how much danger Japanese are in if they choose to eat Cetacean meat. I recommend this site to anyone who wants to learn about this issue.
www.visualpetition.com This petition is a part of the Minds In The Water campaign that I have been running with my wife Hannah, Steve Barilotti, and Justin Krumb. It gives us all the opportunity to have our voices heard, and for the Whalers and Dolphin Killers to see the compassionate look on our faces as we make our statement.
www.surfersforcetaceans.com This is an informative site that gives us the opportunity to read up on the issue of Cetacean kills.
www.savethewhalesagain.org Is an international campaign against the slaughter of Cetaceans. See some of the biggest celebrities give their support and inspire you with their passion.
For more information, check out this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.