This is an open request to all believers in dolphin freedom to join me in creating a worldwide tracking of all telephone calls or letters to the Japanese Embassies about the Taiji dolphin drive hunt.
If you will do this with me, it will involve your taking an additional action beyond making the call or writing the letter/email, but it will give us all an idea of our united advocacy efforts on something that I do not think we have yet tracked. That additional action is your sending me an email about your communication with the Embassy. I know we are all busy, but I am committed to leaving no stone unturned on behalf of Jiyu and the other Japanese dolphins.
Background: When I called the Washington, D.C. Embassy this morning, I asked if I might speak to someone about obtaining a copy of the catalogue of drive hunt calls they were receiving. I was directed to a live person who told me, very politely, that the catalogue was not for pubic dissemination. I was assured, however, that if I wrote a letter, I would receive a response, even if it did not contain the content I was seeking.
I am, therefore, requesting that we believers in dolphin freedom continue (or begin) to make our calls or send our letters to the embassies and/or consulates requesting such information, but also begin tracking them.
The contact information for the Embassy in Washington D.C. is:
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: (202) 238-6700
and for the rest of the embassies and consulates worldwide.
I will post a tally and summary of responses on a monthly basis until the drive hunt is ended.
Summary: your part is to
- call an embassy and email or write me that you did it, with the date of your call; AND/OR
- write to an embassy and email or write me that you did it with the date of your letter/email; AND/OR
- email or mail to me a copy of the response from the embassy.
Hint: if you email an embassy/consulate, you can just copy me at firstname.lastname@example.org, so it really isn’t an extra step. For hard-copy communication with me:
Taiji Drive Hunt Catalogue
P.O. Box 365
Clarkston, GA 30021
Thank you, from the heart. And if you don’t know what the Taiji dolphin drive hunt is, please watch the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove. Once you have seen it, you will look for ways to stop the hunt.
– Mo Brock
For Jiyu, who will never be forgotten.