Save Japan Dolphins
Earth Island Institute
On October 14th, demonstrations were held in dozens of cities around the world, in front of Japanese Embassies and Consulate offices, urging the government of Japan to “Save Japan Dolphins”!
I want to thank each and every one of the people who helped organize and who showed up at these events. The turnout was higher than any previous Save Japan Dolphins Day.
A fun time was had by all. Here are some photos:
A hundred demonstrators joined Ric in Miami to protest the dolphin slaughter.
Toronto’s event went on, despite the rain.
Jacob (center of photo, behind photographer) organized his first demonstration ever in Israel. (Jacob has also just completed a website for Save Japan Dolphins in Russian and is working on one for Israel.)
A young demonstrator in Israel and her sign.
Led by Earth Island’s Trixie Concepcion, demonstrators in Manila were covered by several newspapers and television stations.
Cars in Portland honk for demonstrators:
Japanese Embassy protest in Vienna, Austria. Copyright Meik Ahmadian.
Geisha girls with tears of blood led the march in Ottawa to the Japanese Embassy.
Enthusiastic demonstrators in the mile-high city.
The Aussies demonstrating in Melbourne.
A homemade sign in Australia for the Japanese government.
Where else but in Seattle would protestors decorate umbrellas? A big turnout, with representatives of the Japanese Consulate coming out to view the protest.
A nice PSA was produced from the interesting Capetown demo:
Arizona dolphin-lovers gather to protest at the Japanese Friendship Park.
Red roses for the dolphins in Phoenix.
The Scots make up for small numbers with BIG signs.
Demonstrators at the gates in Honolulu on Oct. 14th.
The Motor City shows how it’s done!
Our friends in Holland outside the Japan Consulate in Rotterdam.
Our friend Hans Peter Roth, recently in Taiji, demonstrates in Switzerland with a few friends.
Simple signs, but profound message in Indonesia.
Earth Island’s big blue inflatable dolphin makes its annual appearance in downtown San Francisco. Photo by Michael Reppy.
Young Adam presents a scroll to the Japanese Counsel in San Francisco representing 1.8 million signatures on our petition.
You can see more video of the San Francisco event (thanks to Melissa Gonzalez of In Defense of Animals) here:
Once again, a big THANK YOU to all!