Wdsf/Prowal Oppose Dolphinariums With Success


Wdsf/ProWal Bodum

The famous whale and dolphin defenders Juergen Ortmueller-Wdsf and Andreas Morlok-ProWal Sheet Pilings are continuing their efforts to close down  cruel dolphinariums worldwide (known in the U.S. as aquariums, marine amusement parks, dolphin assisted therapy) that plague so many countries.
They are no strangers to dolphin and whale advocacy. In August of 2010 they managed to infiltrate themselves into the ranks  of the Faroe Islander’s known for their brutal pod genocide of dolphins each year. Using hooks and knives the Faroe families, cheerfully, murder 1000’s of intelligent, sensitive pilot whales,their babies, and other dolphins during the summer birthing season when currents carry the traveling cetaceans by the Faroe Islands.
The two activists managed to take boats and plant pings that imitated orca’s, a predator to the pilot whales. The pilot whales changed their course, saving their lives thanks to Wdsf/Prowal.
Today, Juergen Ortmueller Wdsf  and Andreas Morlok  continue the protest of  dolphinariums. Dolphins, baleen whales, Seals, and walruses languish in small cement pools. Many of the dolphins in  dolphinariums have been procured from Taiji, Japan famous for it’s horrific dolphin drive.

The blood dolphins of Taiji have gotten their name from their origin. Every year the Fisherman’s Union of Taiji (FU) consisting of 26 men brutally slaughter up to 25,000 dolphins off the coasts of Japan.
Stop Japs from slaughtering dolphin
The dolphins are driven into the cove using banger boats. The fisherman locate a pod of dolphins and then surround them. They drop metal pipes into the water around the dolphins and begin beating on the pipe driving the dolphins into the bay with boats, where they are trapped with nets, and remain until the next morning when the slaugher begins, “The killing of the small cetaceans used to be done by slitting their throats, but the Japanese government banned this method and now dolphins may officially only be killed by driving a metal pin into the neck of the dolphin, which causes them to die within seconds according to a memo from Senzo Uchida, the executive secretary of the Japan Cetacean Conference on Zoological Gardens and Aquariums.[11] It is not clear if this ban is strictly enforced however, as eyewitness reports of similar throat-slitting and evisceration style killings were reported as late as October and November 2006.[12] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_drive_hunting

During each dolphin drive the dolphin trainers come down to the cove and select juveniles that will then be sold into captivity. The blood dolphins as they are known, endure a terror like no other. One by one they are forced to watch their parents, siblings, and community led under the blue tarps of death. Cries of fear, terror,pain and blood flood from under the tarps, filling the cove with the sounds and smells of death. Following the drive the dolphins are kept in harbour pens, some transported to the horrific “Whale Museum” until they are shipped to a life in a  small concrete tank far from the rhythms of the ocean.

A dolphin in Bodum

A moving account by Andreas Morlok-ProWal, “I met this dolphin in December 2010th It was imprisoned in a concrete – glass tank with a few dolphins in the “whale museum in Taiji, Japan.It lived with its family, a pod with over 100 animals in the open sea in front of the Japanese coast a few days before. While it jumped into the air, it enjoyed the sunrise and cavorted and played with its pod.
Its whole family is dead. The whole pod was rounded up and herded into a bay by emotionless monsters, they call themselves fishermen. All animals, one after another, except that single dolphin, were murdered in cruel way to unimaginable.They were stabbed with knives and hooks. They wriggled, cried and died a long death. I saw a baby dolphin Which cried heart-rendingly when it swam beside its dead mother in the blood-red water. Murderers in diving suits pressed the baby under water, so until it was dead.
It was one of many days of battle in this month. The killers laughed and ate their breakfast on a boat beside the dead dolphins – some animals were not dead yet, they were badly injured and thrashed when they were brought to the slaughterhouse.
Only this single dolphin was spared because it was a beautiful young female. It was selected from a dolphin trainer from the dolphin industry. The future of the dolphin is the captivity in a dolphinarium. I looked at the dolphin in this glass tank for a long time and it came to the window where I was filming it. It looked at me and was interested in my camera. I turned the monitor around and the dolphin came with its eye close to the window. It Recognised itself. It swam more than a dozen times up to me and over and over again it wanted to see itself in the monitor of the camera.
What a dreary life, this animal will have. Never again it will have a family. It will never see the sun. No more chasing fish. Isolation in an artificial world, disco music, disease, hunger and show are waiting for the animal, until its death.
What did it do that it have to amuse crowds in a primitive and selfish miserable dolphinarium under the worst conditions?
To the dealer dolphin, dolphin dolphin murderers and exploiters in the dolphinriums and centers for the dolphin assisted therapy: You have no respect for nature! With your short term and purely commercial aligned actions you help to Ensure that the future generations Do not have enough biodiversity for their own existence! You have no more perverse legitimization to carry on your business with animals!
No matter where you are – you want to meet me everywhere and I will fight until my last breath to stop your barbarian action. That’s a promise! Photos of Juergen Ortmueller Wdsf in 30. März 2011
By Andreas Morlok-ProWal

Thanks to Juergen Ortmueller-Wdsf and Andreas Morlok a Bodum dolphinarium is closing. Today they are in Germany protesting dolphinariums. They need all of our support to continue their brave efforts to rescue dolphins and marine mammals from slow deaths. These are true Champions for Cetaceans that are getting things done. Please help them with support they are in Germany today fighting for the dolphins and marine mammals we love.

Now another success in Germany,
“Munich, 26 May 2011: Today, the Bavarian Administrative Court decided that representatives of the international Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society WDCS gain complete access to information, the dolphin attitude in Nuremberg Zoo on.( http://www.wdcs-de.org/news.php?select=978)

Please support Wdsf/ProWal they are getting things done!
http://www.wdsf.eu/component/mad4joomla/?jid=3

8 thoughts on “Wdsf/Prowal Oppose Dolphinariums With Success

  1. “pings that imitated orca’s,”

    This is a great idea!
    Can it be expanded easily? How about for other cetaceans?

    Another technique for the Faeroes might be to spill something offensive in the water at the killing beach, such as human sewage, weed killer, or “fake” radioactive liquid. A fine powder that doesn’t wet easily would spread and cover people and whales alike. It wouldn’t save those whales, but it would ruin the “harvest”.

    • Thanks for your comment Simon. Yes, the pings were an amazing idea a terribly effective. Some experts have shared their concerns that the pings might disrupt the natural course of the pilot whales. I myself thing a detour is better than ending up in a Faroe blood cove. As for dumping stuff in the ocean I would have to disagree. I consider myself an ocean conservationists meaning I am opposed to harming our oceans in anyway. I love the saying, no whales, no ocean, no people. The ocean cannot survive without her people. We cannot survive without our oceans. You would think all intelligent people could see this.
      The whales and dolphins need our support more than ever. Together we have power in our voice. Please send emails to both the Faroese MP, and Faroese Board of Tourism. Let them know we will boycott all travel to the Faroe Islands, or products coming from. In addition, we must insist that they join the EU and abide by it’s rules.

  2. Great work. Keep it up!
    The next step is to get people who VISIT dolphinaria to realise that they are supporting slavery just as foul as that of Africans in the earlier centuries and that of children from the Third World today. Like the drug problem, we can’t hope to stop the trade while there is a strong market for the goods.

    BTW
    Correction:
    Your site says:
    “Every year the Fisherman’s Union of Taiji (FU) consisting of 26 men brutally slaughter up to 25,000 dolphins off the coasts of Japan.”

    Taiji is only one port, in the central part of Japan, and there they are permitted to take up to 2,000 dolphins per year. I believe this is the only place where the dolphins are herded into a bay and slaughtered (as in “The Cove”). Most of the remainder (usually around 15,000) are harpooned in the waters off the northern part of Honshu (where the recent tsunami hit).

    Here in Japan we are trying to find solutions, but the demand for live dolphins from abroad makes it hard to deny these cruel men their legal livelihood. Even controlling the trade in illegal goods is difficult (endangered species, drugs, people, animal parts, etc.), you can imagine how much harder it is to stop something which is legal. It’s an uphill struggle, but we are trying.

    • Thanks for you comment. Yes, it is an uphill struggle! I love Andreas Morlok’s of ProWal’s comment, “I will fight to end the killing and captivity until I take my last breath”. I believe so many people feel that way today that there is no way we can lose. From dolphins and whales we can learn serenity, and love. They show us so much, yet humans have looked away, called them the cattle of the sea when in fact they are the people of the sea far older and wiser than man. I hope to someday visit a new Taiji and new Faroe island where eco tourism is everything, and the whales and dolphins are free from the harpoons, blood coves, and cement prisons imposed upon them by man.

  3. The Taiji blood dolphin you have pictured on the post is beautiful. It is so heartbreaking that she was forced to live through the slaughter of her entire pod by the Fisherman’s Union of Taiji? Gosh they sure don’t seem like fisherman? I think the term the Sea Shepherds have coined for them, dolphin molesters in more appropriate. Captivity kills dolphins and whales, hopefully Juergen Ortmueller-Wdsf and Andreas Morlok-ProWal will be able to close down Turkey’s dolphinariums. If only we close down all the dolphinariums in the U.S.

  4. These guys are just great! Juergen Ortmueller-Wdsf and Andreas Morlok-ProWal thank-you for standing up to marine mammals parks, dolphinariums in Turkey and all over the world. What you did to stop the Faroe Islanders from annihilating another pod of pilot whales. I applaud you. Please check out their site if you get time. Use Google Chrome for instant translation.

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