Natt til i går så jeg dokumentaren The Cove. Det er en award-winning dokumentar som handler om slakting og torturering av delfiner i Taiji i Japan. Jeg ble så provosert av den at jeg ikke klarte å beherske meg, så jeg sendte en "angry email" til borgermesteren i Taiji. Jeg tenkte jeg kunne dele den her. Jeg skal få lillebroren min til å se denne dokumentaren sammen med meg slik jeg gjør med alt engasjerenede jeg kommer over og jeg anbefaler alle å se den. Dette har pågått alt for lenge og nå synes jeg virkelig at japanerne skal slutte å se gjennom fingrene.
All respekt til Ric O'Barry.
"Dear" Kazutaka Sangen (Taiji Mayor)
I just finished watching The Cove, and I have to say I was amazed by your ability to ignore and deny the horrible truth. I can't believe you still capture and slaughter these beautiful, intelligent creatures. And the worst part is.. you're not just killing dolphins - you're torturing them, and you have been doing this without any shame for years and years.
Dolphins are closer to whales than they are to fish. Dolphins breathe, eat, play. They have feelings, they have self-awareness. They can recognize one another and they know their family. They're social creatures that care about each other. It actually makes me quite angry that you let this thing happen, you slaughter the babies and capture their mothers for entertainment, such as SeaWorld. Which by the way is an industry that should have been closed centuries ago.
When I was younger I was so fascinated by Japan, and I really wanted to go there. But this cruelty, this heartless actions makes me feel repulsed by the whole country. You can't just turn a blind eye regarding this matter anymore. It has got to stop! Of course the Japanese Gouvernment can stop dolphin hunting, if they cared. Once again, I can't believe it.. The fact that you actually let fishermen kill and torture thousands of dolphins from the first of september until the end of april.
Please start caring soon.
I will never set my foot in Taiji until this horror ends.. or maybe I would go - if I could join Ric O'Barry.
All respect to the man who goes all the way to make up for his mistakes.
Kristìn Eriksen. Norway.