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Drawing Attention to Dolphin Slaughter, Japan, and the 2020 Olympics

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Demonstrations occurred in 46 cities around the world. The message to the International Olympic Committee: don't award the 2020 Olympics to Japan. The cruel dolphin drives in Taiji serve Japan's meat industry and provide slave entertainment to marine parks worldwide. .......... The Japanese people are not the target--many of them are protesting this problem, too.

Drawing Attention to...
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Part 1 of 2

Friday was a day of international action urging the International Olympic Committee to refuse Japan the 2020 Olympics and raise awareness about the ongoing dolphin slaughter. (The dolphin drives in Taiji, Japan, which serve both the marine park and meat industries, are described at http://www.thecovemovie.com/.) Demonstrations occurred in 46 cities around the world. In Los Angeles, a protest and awareness-building campaign was held outside the Japanese Consulate at 350 South Grand Avenue. About 30 people participated--in the middle of a weekday--during the hour that this author was there (the event lasted three hours). Fancy flyers were distributed, petitions circulated (four pages of them got signed), and there was plenty of chanting.

Organizers underscored that this is not a campaign against the Japanese people or a call to boycott them. In fact, Japanese citizens are starting to protest the slaughter, too. (The Oscar-winning documentary The Cove explains that this issue was kept secret even from the Japanese people for a long time. The Cove was barely seen in that country.) Rather, it is those in powerful positions that are being targeted.

However, participants were encouraged to promote boycotting Sea World, and some did. “Taiji is Ground Zero for supplying dolphins to marine parks worldwide,” one of the organizers said. (Incidentally, this documentary details aquatic parks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggEfjj609M&list=FL1sHLxlEicoSBykSPDrsjbg&index=12, though, the focus is “Lolita” a killer whale at Miami Seaquarium and a campaign to free her*.

Documentation of these protests and the petitions will be given to the International Olympic Committee.



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*Even though she's been at Seaquarium for 40+ years, if she was returned to her pod, she'd be welcomed as a family member and would be equipped to survive.
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Participant and sign

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Participant and sign...
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Bilingual message

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Bilingual message...
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Participant and sign at Japanese Consulate, Los Angeles

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Participant and sign...
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Horific but necessary to see

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Horific but necessar...
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There was no shortage of banners and signs

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

There was no shortag...
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Demonstrators near Japanese Consulate, Los Angeles

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Demonstrators near J...
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Leave dolphins free, not confined in marine parks!

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Leave dolphins free,...
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A more realistic flipper product

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

A more realistic fli...
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Is this blood from the child labor or the dolphin? (Both?)
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Dolphin laughter, not an Olympic sport

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Dolphin laughter, no...
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Protests occurred in 46 cities worldwide

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Protests occurred in...
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Another beautifully-painted banner

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Another beautifully-...
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Still another participant with a sign

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Still another partic...
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Passionate activist

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Passionate activist...
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Leafletting

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Leafletting...
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This median could get pretty crowded, and lots of people took flyers.
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Japan's secret

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Japan's secret...
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Many signs were held, many displayed

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Many signs were held...
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An inconvenient truth

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

An inconvenient trut...
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No Olympics in Japan in 2020!

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

No Olympics in Japan...
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Banner on median: "12 nations, one voice! Japan stop!"

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Banner on median: &q...
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