Can We Save the Dolphins
I just read a most amazing blog about dolphins. Do you love dolphins? I do. They are supposed to be one of the smartest mammals in the world. Remember Flipper, he was always saving Bud and others. Flipper laid his life on the line many times to save humans and animals alike. Do you think we could gather together to save his kin? He was noble and loved. Will we watch his sons and daughters die?
It seems that there is a place in Japan, Taiji, Japan to be exact, where they are capturing and killing 20,000 dolphins a year. These dolphins are being sold to the Japanese market as meat...often labeled "whale meat" (a delicacy in Japan). However, they are poisoning the Japanese people because many of these dolphins have incredibly high mercury levels.
I love dolphins. They are extremely intelligent and social animals...sound like any friends you have? Maybe the dolphin is just more intelligent than your friends. Sorry to say that, and I don't mean to put any human down, but dolphins are known for not attacking humans, even when provoked. In this, dolphins may be superior to us; we may be able to learn a thing or two from these gentle "beasts".
Speculation is that dolphins can watch and learn, can hear and learn, and can teach us. Would you keep your best friend in captivity, just to enjoy their company? Why do we do this to the dolphin? Read this article to understand some of the wonders of dolphins.
Dolphin Saves Stranded Whales
I would like to believe, that if man evolved from any animal it was a dolphin. Dolphins show an uncanny awareness of other's needs and an altruistic awareness that far surpasses even our species. Monkey throw poop at us; my daughter has been peed on by monkeys. Dolphins have shown that they are intelligent and friendly. They help, not hurt. Even when we hurt them and not help.
Still don't believe? Read this article about how the Navy uses dolphins. The Navy believes they are wonderful tools. The Navy refused to see that this species may have it's own intelligence; along with the longings for love and family we all have.
Surfer Follows Dolphins
Chimps may look more human, but dolphins exhibit more of the characteristics we strive for. Altruistic, loving, social and intelligent...the dolphin has it all. If it is said we came from the sea in some far off distant past, why could we not have been a relative of these special creatures? The dolphin seems to exhibit all of the characteristics that we see in "good" people, without the human greed and selfishness. Are these creatures our link to "God"?
I don't know, but here we are killing them, 20,000 a year in one small cove in Japan. You can say that it is not us, it is Japan. But if we do nothing, it is the same as if it was us! Will we sit back and do nothing? Will you be content to know our friends are being slaughtered? Is there a way we can help these helpers of the human race? Yes! First, read this blog and watch the trailer for the movie, "The Cove". Next, if you still don't believe, watch the movie when it comes to your theater.
Please go here and sign the petition asking the American government to stop this behavior. In all actuality there is not much we can do individually, except to let our government know that we abhor and despise how the dolphins are being treated. That and to spread the word! Tell your neighbors, tell your co-workers, tell your family! We need to come together to save these gentle denizens of the seas! Save the dolphins!