By Kirsten Massebeau
A Tweetstorm by I Love Dolphins taking place now for the 350 plus bottlenose dolphins with a rare albino calf within the super pod! Please join now and begin Tweeting as the Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Livestream as the captive dolphin selection and slaughter process begins in The Cove! The captive industry has hit the jackpot for their marine parks. It is our job to expose what they are supporting. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and The International Marine Animal Trainers Association work with drive fisheries and barter these dolphins. Calf’s, babies are ripped from their mothers sides to and their parents are slaughtered! Our voice is their only hope!
GO TO THE LIST OF PREMADE TWEETS HERE!
HUGE POD OF DOLPHINS IN THE COVE -GET THE MEDIA TO SEE THE LIVESTREAM !! JOIN HERE AND LEARN MORE
We are going to post a link with PRE-MADE tweets (incl. hashtag & livestream link) just one minute before the storm starts, the only thing you need to do is to hit all the buttons on this tweet link…. SO LET’S BE READY TO RUMBLE THE MEDIA !!
On the 17th of January a huge drive happened and 5 pods of
Bottlenose dolphins were driven into the notorious Cove in Taiji, Japan. Included in this are BABIES and one rare and unique ALBINO Bottlenose dolphin. Tomorrow, the captive selection will take place. Sealing their fate to a life inside a concrete prison, sold for captivity. Enough!! The Media has ignored this for long enough. Let’s tweet for these dolphins who were unfortunate enough to swim too close to Taiji and URGE the media to stand up and take notice. Let’s get this to the papers. Let’s go!!!!
DUE TO TIME LIMIT (WE WANT THE MEDIA TO WITNESS THIS
HORROR TONIGHT AS IT UNFOLDS ) WE NEED YOU TO SHARE THIS EVENT AS FAR AND WIDE AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.( source)
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Tagged Blackfish, Bottlenose dolphin, Dolphin, IMATA, JAZA, SeaWorld, Taiji Wakayama, the Cove, WAZA, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums |
By Kirsten Massebeau
The dark twists and turns of the trade of blood dolphins continues to bloody the waters of the captive industry. Recently a soon to be opened dolphinarium in Souq Waqif, Qatar called Dolphin Discovery & Research announced that they were to be sponsored by National Geographic:
“Good morning people, Qatar is a proud to be a sponsored National Geographic!”. Following the publication of blogger Elizabeth Batt’s article, “Op-Ed: Is Nat Geo sponsoring a company that purchases Taiji dolphins?”. National Geographic quickly came forward and denounced Dolphin Discovery & Research’s claim as a lie and accusing them of using the Nat Geo logo without their permission.
Unbeknownst to dolphin activists
Kareem Magrhaby who now claims to be ex-executive director for Dolphin Discovery & Research, a subsidiary of Nero, or Nerum LLC can also be called the poster boy for ABC Animal Training a facility working with the International Marine Animals Trainers Association (IMATA).
The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) responsible for certifying dolphin trainers worldwide inundate their trainers well with propaganda in an attempt to remove complicity with drive fisheries.
Qatar Dolphin Discovery & Research stand behind the myth that they are “rescuing” dolphins driven onto the bloody shores of
The Cove for selection and slaughter.
Qatar Dolphin Discovery & Research in support of the Taiji Dolphin drive screen shot Facebook provided by Sharon Kelly
Elizabeth Batt dispels this myth in her article,
Op-Ed: Bad PR and lies for new Qatar dolphin facility
” In an article written Sept. 2, by Courtney Vail of Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Vail explained, “The high prices paid for live bottlenose dolphins are a powerful incentive to continue these hunts in Taiji.”
Although bottlenose dolphins may be spared slaughter for just the month of September through an official agreement brokered by WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and JAZA (Japan Association of Zoos and Aquaria) which seeks to distance the captivity industry from the actual killing in the cove, this ‘dolphin management protocol’ does nothing to address the continued collusion of the captivity industry in underwriting the slaughters that occur in Taiji.
Dolphins die slowly and painfully in Taiji as can be seen in this video secretly taken by Dieter Hagmann. While IMATA and Qatar Dolphin Discovery and Research have no problem with drive fisheries scientists and caring people worldwide do:
“These are not domesticated animals; they are wild dolphins that are captured within their social groups, mother and young, and slaughtered using a technique that actually prolongs death, pain and suffering. The herding procedures themselves are inhumane and may include forced submersion as the dolphins are dragged by their tails to shore to be killed”.
Join us for the #Tweetstorm September 25, 2013 as we put the focus where it belongs on the captive industry!
TWEETSTORM on September 25th to tell Qatar Dolphin Discovery & Research
www.facebook.com/QatarDolphinDiscovery (link is not visible in USA) that dolphin slaughter is not acceptable and we will not stop until the slaughter and taking of dolphins into captivity stops!
TWEETSTORM TIME ANNOUNCER: ►
COUNTDOWN TO TWEETSTORM: ► http://bit.ly/16eudlu
LIST OF PRE-MADE TWEETS will be available shortly before the tweetstorm.
Please support this important event by inviting your friends to join, many thanks !!
What is a Tweetstorm? (translated in many languages on the bottom!)