This is Hardy Jones reporting from Taiji Japan.
After 8 days of not hunting dolphins, the fishermen have brought into Hatajiri Bay 7 dolphins which appear to me to be Risso's Dolphins. I don't know exactly what is shaping up. Traditionally there are 2 sets of nets across the bay and this one seems to have been thrown together very quickly. But they have got the 7 Risso's dolphins here, which if previous experience is a guide, they will kill tomorrow morning.
Now is the time for you to fax or telephone Japanese embassies and consulates near you. Faxes are great because they can't forward you to voice mail. Emailing is not so effective because they can set up spam blockers. But please make your voice heard. Let them know that these atrocities must not proceed.
There are two offices you can call in Washington, DCJapanese Information and Cultural Center Phone: (202) 238-6949Fax: (202) 822-6524Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of JapanPhone: (202) 238-6700Fax: (202) 328-2187
Your protest will be very effective, particularly right now when there is a tremendous amount of world attention focused on Taiji. Contact your Japanese embassy or consulate and protest vigorously.
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