Monday, December 30, 2013

Sea Shepherd: Thank you from Japan

Sea Shepherd: Thank you from Japan

Recently Japan received the 10 millionth tourists to the land of the Rising Sun, Nihon, Japan.  The goal to reach 10 million visitors in one year was set in 2003 by Japan Travel Agency (JTA) and Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).  

The nations is appreciative to all those who contributed to attaining that goal.  One group deserving thanks for their contribution to reaching this goal are the Cove Coward Guardians (Cove Guardians) of Sea Shepherd.

The focus of the Cowards attention has been the Japanese town of Taiji.  Taiji is located in Wakayama Prefecture and noted in the movie “The Cove.”  The movie resulted in Sea Shepherd establishing a sub-group the Cove Guardians (Cove Cowards). 

These Cove Guardians stated mission is to document for the world to see the dolphin capture activity that takes place in Taiji.  The foreigners who constitute the membership of the Cove Guardians in the past have engaged in harassing the locals in Taiji and surroundings.  Some have engaged in religious shrine / monuments disrespect. 

At times the number of Cove Guardians can reach anywhere from twenty to thirty foreigners standing at the water’s edge with their arms crossed in self-righteous indignation.   While many of their supporters are urging a boycott of Japan and Japanese products, these Cove Guardians are spending plenty of money in Taiji and surrounding communities with their Japanese cameras and computers. 

The money spent by the Cove Guardians in the area contributes to the local economy and are welcomed by the locals as they represent the dolphin tourism industry.  All that the Cove Guardians have accomplished is watching the dolphins while enriching the locals.  They have done absolutely nothing to decrease the number of dolphins captured.  However they have contributed to raising the number of tourist in Japan. 

Thank you Sea Shepherd -  Domo arigato gozaimasu.       

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is not helping you. What you do is not culture. Its for money. Your days are numbered, and you are scared. That why you say things like this. Your whale killing days are coming to a fast end, then who will be smiling! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA