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Tweetstorm: #NatGeo Stop Sponsoring The Taiji Dolphin Slaughter!


Tweetstorm: #NatGeo Stop Sponsoring The Taiji Dolphin Slaughter

By Kirsten Massebeau

A TweetStorm Demanding National Geographic Sever their ties With Blood Dolphin Stocked Qatar Dolphin Discovery

A TweetStorm Demanding National Geographic Sever their ties With Blood Dolphin Stocked Qatar Dolphin Discovery

On September 1, 2013 the terrible dolphin drive made famous by the academy award-winning documentary “The Cove” began yet another season capturing and killing dolphins and small whales in Taiji, Japan. The Taiji Fisherman’s Union have made and agreement with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) not to slaughter bottlenose dolphins during the month of September. Buyers of the blood dolphins can then claim no blood was spilled for their collection. The WAZA agreement does not extend to other species. Between September 1st and September 17th 181 dolphins have been driven into the cove. of these 18 were captured (bottlenose), 31 slaughtered (pilot whales and 1 bottlenose dolphin). A total of 121 were released. Once September passes the WAZA agreement no longer applies.  Bottlenose dolphins unwanted for aquariums and marine park display will again be openly slaughtered.

Two Bottlenose dolphins huddle close together for the last time before slaughter. Cove Guardians January 20, 2013

Two Bottlenose dolphins huddle close together for the last time before slaughter. Cove Guardians January 20, 2013

On September 18, 2013 following several bloody days at the cove for pilot whales, and a constant transfer of young bottlenose dolphins for aquariums Op-Ed blogger Elizabeth Batt published a shocking article:“Op-Ed: Is NatGeo sponsoring company that purchases Taiji dolphins? Qatar Dolphin Discovery Research run by Ukrainian company NEMO or Nerum LLC announced on their Facebook page, “Good morning people, we are back with some exciting news, Qatar Dolphin Discovery Research is a proud to be sponsored by National Geographic!

Qatar Dolphin Discovery Research US Access now Blocked. Screen print taken in the UK.

Qatar Dolphin Discovery Research US Access now Blocked. Screen print taken in the UK. 

“Given that Nero/Nerum LLC has purchased dolphins captured from the inhumane Japanese dolphin drives, the sponsorship by NatGeo is a surprising one for many.

This CITES export permit dated Sep. 30, 2010, clearly shows that Nerum imported five male and one female Pacific bottlenose dolphins from Dolphin Base in Taiji, Japan.

Even more recently, just last May in fact, Nerum acquired another 20 Pacific Bottlenose from the same facility, as this CITES permit shows. The company accepted delivery of a further 16 female and 4 male Pacific bottlenose dolphins”(source).

Join us as we we Tweet at NatGeo demanding they stop supporting the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji!

Join us as we we Tweet at NatGeo demanding they stop supporting the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji

  • Join the TWEETSTORM on September 25th to tell National Geographic and Qatar Dolphin Discovery and Research that the inhumane dolphin capture and slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan is unacceptable! #NatGeo must immediately end their sponsorship of Qatar Dolphin Discovery a captive facility built upon dolphin torture and suffering.

    TWEETSTORM TIME ANNOUNCER: ► http://bit.ly/17NaXbK

    COUNTDOWN TO TWEETSTORM: ► http://bit.ly/1eW5Lsy

    LIST OF PRE-MADE TWEETS will be shortly before the storm available.

    Please support this important event by inviting your friends to join, many thanks !!

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    What is a Tweetstorm? (translated in many languages on the bottom!)

    www.globalfree.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/tweetstorms

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About curi56

Fighting for justice means fighting for justice for all of us and not playing around with the colour of skin. Focus on justice. i am a scientist for educ./psychoanalysis/art - and frankly speaking a savant - discovered that I can do more with blogs & social networks for humans in shadow, children in shadow, animals in need et al - I have some more blogs, please, visit them p.e.: www.childreninprison.wordpress.com www.schweingehabt.wordpress.com colouredjustice.wordpress.com Curi56blog et al. I am glad to meet YOU here: Annamaria thank you Annamaria

4 responses to “Tweetstorm: #NatGeo Stop Sponsoring The Taiji Dolphin Slaughter!

  1. liana ⋅

    I am even scared to open the links i just will suport AGAINST any kind of animal cruelty, I can only feel deeply sad or write. What about YOU could help? Mother nature is coming to clean it.

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    • curi56

      Thank You for commenting!
      I cannot do a lot: I only can publish the cruelties but
      I am able to connect humans with one another who care
      for animals!
      I desire to do more, too. But a Little is better than nothing.
      Annamaria

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  2. Pingback: Fabulous! Even the Guardian is taking notice now of the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji | Freedom for Cetaceans

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