The dedicated Sea Shepard Cove Guardians began their Livestream broadcast early in the morning to document the awful treatment of the huge pod of 250+ bottlenose dolphins at the hands of the Taiji Japan fisherman "killers".
|Killers entering The Cove to start the 3rd day of captive selection
|Dolphins became agitated as the killers entered the cove.
|Dolphins fighting to avoid the Taiji fishermen nets for captive selection
|Killers marked unsuitable for captivity dolphins with white paint under the tarps
|Divers among the dolphins who are trying to avoid getting captured.
|One Bottlenose dolphin threw herself against the skiff as killers
approached her during the captive selection
|Dolphin surrounded by killers in skiffs as divers manhandle it
to get it into the small net for captive selection
|Dolphin manhandled into a net to be examined for possible captivity
for the rest of it's life or possible slaughter
|Skiff with killers take 2 dolphins in slings to the harbor pen
for a live time of captivity in the dolphin entertainment industry.
|Angel Shoujo now captive at the Taiji Whale Museum after being taken away from her mother
who remains with the other dolphins trapped in The Cove
We will call her Angel Shoujo on this blog.
|Killers and trainers warmed themselves by a fire during their lunchtime break
The dolphins had been held for over 72 hours without food
|Cove Guardians Kirsten, Tom, Dominick and Ian document from the cove.
|Newly captive dolphins jump as new captives are brought into the sea pens
|The violent process of captive selection is exactly what Marine Parks do not want you to see.
|200 plus dolphins remain in the cove for a 4th night of suffering - what will tomorrow bring?
Slaughter or Release? Release for some & slaughter for the rest?
~ Kindness for Animals
See and find out more about this incredibly sad day:
- Sea Shepard Cove Guardian PHOTOS of the awful day - as hard as it is to read and see the photos, the SSCG are witnessing the day in person as it happens. I don't think I can fully imagine how hard that must be. Thank you Cove Guardians.
Please read more about this tragic story of the 250+ dolphin pod with a baby albino dolphin that happened over 5 days:
Day 1 - Dolphin Drive Captures 250+ Dolphins Plus Baby Albino
Updated to include this BBC report on YouTube of this 250+ bottlenose dolphin pod. This has excellent SSCG video footage of the activity in The Cove with these dolphins, you can even catch a glimpse of the young albino dolphin Angel Shoujo towards the end.