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October 14, 2010 / V A Nichols

Today is International Save Japan Dolphins Day

What: October 14th: International Save Japan Dolphins Day

Posted: 12 Oct 2010 01:44 PM PDT

A worldwide peaceful and lawful protest of the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan, as depicted in the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove and the Animal Planet series Blood Dolphins.

The Japanese government issues 23,000 permits annually to coastal communities to kill dolphins of several species. A few are sold, at great profit, to aquariums and swim-with-dolphins programs around the world. The captive dolphin industry subsidizes the slaughter.

The majority of the pod is then slaughtered for meat. But the meat is contaminated with outrageous amounts of mercury and other pollutants, exceeding the Japanese government’s own health limits.

This is a human rights issue as much as an animal welfare issue.

Demonstrations will be going on throughout the world in front of Japanese embassies and consulates on October 14th. Please join your fellow environmentalists and animal activists in protesting the hunts and urging Japan to switch to more sustainable and benign methods of profit, such as eco-tourism and dolphin-watching cruises.

When: Thursday, October 14th, Noon to 2 PM.

Where: In front of Embassies and Consulates of the Government of Japan around the world. Below is a list of cities where events are planned along with contact information. If you don’t see your city, start your own event! Contact Shelby Proie, Shelby@savelolita.com, for more information.

If you can’t attend, please consider calling. Here is a list of all Embassies and Consulates with phone numbers:

http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html

Participating Cities and nonprofit organizations::

UNITED STATES:

Anchorage

Margaret –maggiekvet2b@aol.com

Atlanta

David Drolet-http://rescuedolphins.wordpress.com/ rescuedolphins@comcast.net

Boston

Lisa Yee, pagan_kitty05@yahoo.com

(NOTE: Boston will be having an alternate Japan Dolphin Day rally on 10/7 sponsored by WDCS, WSPA, CSI, and MARC from 12-2PM in front of the Japanese consulate)

Chicago:

Allie Presas, alpresas@sbcglobal.net; Cynthia Perez, kivrosdalai@yahoo.com

Detroit

jylforsyth@gmail.com

Denver:

Animal Rights Action Network and Emily Wolf

Contact: ann@animalrightsactionnetwork.org, newfylove@yahoo.com

Honolulu

Courtney Vail, courtney.vail@wdcs.org

Wild Dolphin Foundation: keikibeachbungalows@gmail.com

Houston

Houston Animal Rights Team (H.A.R.T.), vegan world radio

Contacts: Kara, amandalouisepetrie@gmail.com, port.ashley0@gmail.com

Los Angeles

Contact: Julia Ramsey, ramseyjulia@gmail.com

Miami:

Save Japan Dolphins and Oceanic Defense

Mary Jo Rice, mjrice@earthisland.org

New York City

NY4Whales

Contact: tlwilliams@optonline.net

San Diego

Daniela, danielaj_94@yahoo.com

San Francisco:

Earth Island Institute, In Defense of Animals, Orca Network,

Contact: Mary Jo Rice, mjrice@earthisland.org

Seattle:

SaveJapanDolphins, EcoElements

Contact: orcaspirits@msn.com

Philadelphia

Kevin Starbard, kstarbard@earthlink.net

Portland

Rae Wilson-raemarie.wilson@comcast.net

Tempe, AZ

Rockstar Rescue; For The Whale Of It

Contact: jamezblonde@gmail.com

Washington DC:

Animal Welfare Institute and Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society International

CONTACT

CANADA:

Calgary

Joanne Clarke joanne.clarke@gmail.com

Ottawa

Ottawa Animal Defense League

Contact: Sue Manns, ottawaanimaldefenseleague@hotmail.com

Toronto

Ocean Activists United

Contact: Sarah Patrick, little-fizzle@hotmail.com

Vancouver

tammara443777@hotmail.com

EUROPE:

Barcelona, Spain

Coordinadora Proyecto Cetaceo Libre

Contact: Diana Morales, dmorales@hgt.es

Berlin, Germany

Tom Hernan, Elisa Brongers

hernan@gmx.de

Croatia:

Ocean Activists United – Zagreb Chapter

Mariana – Prijatelji zivotinja

mariana@prijatelji-zivotinja.hr

Edinburgh, Scotland

lucas@ruzowitzky.dk

London, England

Marine Connection and Karen Page, karen.4page@ntlworld.com

Libson, Portugal

Natalie & Nori in conjunction with: www.chickswithsticks.org.uk, www.s4cglobal.org, www.beasonefoundation.org, www.soulsurfers.org

Contact: natalievfox@hotmail.com

Paris, France

Vivamar Society-Ljubljana and Slovenija

vivamar.society@gmail.com

aurore.d.f@free.fr

Rome, Italy

Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali

Rotterdam, Netherlands

EDEV – Een DIER Een VRIEND, elisa.brongers@edev.nl

Stockholm, Sweden

Izabelle Maelan, izabelle_91@hotmail.com

Vienna, Austria

“Resistance for Peace” and Angelique Hackl

office@resistanceforpeace.org and angelique.hackl@gmx.at

MIDDLE EAST:

Israel

SaveJapanDolphins.ru

Jacob Berelman, jacob@savejapandolphins.ru

ASIA PACIFIC:

Taiji, Japan

Save Japan Dolphins

Leilani Munter, leilani@leilanimunter.com

Auckland, New Zealand

Joshua Walker-Joshuawalker@timelesshost.com

Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156971054323777

dolphindaydemo@gmail.com

Brisbane, Australia

Robyn Price mokie485@optusnet.com.au

Christchurch, New Zealand

Aaron Nolan, az.nolan@windowslive.com

Canberra, Australia

Karin Klaus, karinklaus@hotmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=132020196847829

Hong Kong, China

Jess Chan, jesstychan@gmail.com

Indonesia

Femke, jakartaanimalaid@gmail.com

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dave, russellbanfield@sbcglobal.net

Melbourne, Australia

Haans Silver, hsiver72@bigpond.com

Perth, Australia

Melinda Reilly, melindareilly@iprimus.com.au

Philippines

Trixie (EII)-, eiiphils@gmail.com

Sydney, Australia

Naomi Wong, creamriceking@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123220707732441

Wellington, New Zealand

Jarna Hamilton, j_arna@hotmail.com

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN:

Argentina

Wild Earth Foundation

Bahamas

EARTHCARE

sam@reearth.org

Mexico City

SophreEarth-ie Cortina-sophiecortina@mac.com

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jorge Perez and Aliança International do Animal ”AILA”-jorge@g3turismo.com.br and amadu10@terra.com.br

AFRICA:

Cape Town, South Africa

Bahia Fitchen- bahiafitchen@yahoo.com

Nigeria, Africa

Nigeria SPCA (Emmanuel Eyoh), nigveganimal@yahoo.com

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