Blog Archives: October 2011
The artist Russ Ligtas visits the Cove to perform a traditional Japanese Butoh dance, enthralling the police and Coast Guard, as reported by Earth Island's volunteer Cove Monitor, Leah Lemieux.
A new documentary about Keiko, the orca star of Free Willy, is out that chronicles Earth Island Institute's rehabilitation and return of the first captive orca to his home waters of Iceland.
Ten Risso's dolphins are herded into the Cove and slaughtered, in this report from volunteer Leah Lemieux in Taiji, including her video.
On a dramatic day in Taiji, volunteer Cove Monitor Leah Lemieux reports on a dolphin drive, with one pod meeting death in the Cove but the other escaping.
Leah Lemieux reports on another dolphin slaughter in Taiji, but the Japanese Coast Guard cuts off her vessel from getting a close look.
Leah Lemieux reports that while local police are being funded to watch a handful of peaceful activists in Taiji, the surrounding countryside is still reeling from the damage of Typhoon Talas.
Leah Lemieux reports that no dolphin hunts have been successful over the past few days in Taiji, Japan.
Leah Lemieux reports that no dolphins were killed today in Taiji, but unsuspecting Japanese tourists flock to pet, kiss and swim with captive dolphins, not knowing their origin.