To: Members in "The Cove" - Save Japan Dolphins
New Video Exposes Taiji Lies
New Video Exposes Taiji Lies: Our apologies for resending this. There seems to
be an error going from Causes to Youtube. Here is a direct link to the video:
download flv file Cove still runs
Red Jan 18th 2011.flv
And here's the original message:
When we released "The Cove" in Japan last Summer, I knew it wouldn't be easy. Of
course, I also had no way of knowing just how vigorously our opponents would
fight the truth. A small, but very vocal group engaged in a massive campaign of
misinformation and intimidation against us. They tried to paint us as
anti-Japanese, when nothing could be further from the truth. They showed up at
the homes of our supporters. Their places of business. Even their elderly
parents' homes. With megaphones blaring, they spewed messages of hate and
divisiveness. They almost succeed in getting the film pulled from theaters.
When that failed, they did everything in their power to discredit the film.
One of the arguments they made, which was picked up by some Japanese media, is
that fisherman had changed the technique that they use to kill the dolphins.
That what they do now happens "instantly" and is more humane.
We knew it was a lie, but we couldn't prove it. Until now.
Volunteers have been on the ground since Sept. 1 monitoring the fisherman,
documenting as much as possible. While the footage has been devastating, what
was missing was the actual kill, which happens behind a cold blue tarp. But our
supporters are patient, and the other day Save Japan Dolphins volunteer Leah
Lemieux was there when the tarp fell.
What she caught on tape was devastating. The fisherman does appear to stab the
dolphin behind its blowhole. But the dolphin's death is far from quick, and
couldn't under any circumstances be considered humane. You'll see how many of
the dolphins desperately throw themselves on the rocky coastline in effort to
escape, or perhaps hasten their own inevitable death.
According to a spokesperson with the Japanese Fisheries Agency, this method
"kills the dolphins instantly." In fact, the video footage shows dolphins
thrashing in agony for long minutes, amid their own blood and the screams of
other dolphins being killed.
Judge for yourself. See the video below, but be warned it's worse than what was
shown in "The Cove":
We're translating this and releasing it in Japan. It's essential that the
Japanese people get a complete and accurate picture of what's happening. To that
end, we will need to be tireless in our efforts to get the truth out.
SaveJapanDolphins/The Dolphin Project