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.