Monday, 15 December 2014

Taiji Dolphin Slaughter - Boycott Japan Strategy?

  As I am sure that many of you know, the outrage and pleas to stop the horrific dolphin slaughter/enslavement in Taiji, Japan is escalating with each passing day that this brutal massacre is permitted to happen. There has even been many that are now uniting as one and suggesting a #BoycottJapan method in order to finally solve and bring to an end the drive fisheries issue that is claiming and enslaving the lives of countless dolphins.

     This strategy is not only gaining support, but not everyone shares the same views of this form of method, some even stating that if there was a boycott on Japan, countless individuals residing in this country would suffer greatly - considering that not everyone is guilty of these crimes, and that some don't even know that such a massacre is occurring. 

    Now please don't get me wrong, but I do see both sides of the situation at hand - it must be understood that people worldwide are becoming not only frustrated and outraged at what is happening, but also at Government and Media for not participating in helping deal with this issue that is at hand, and spreading the word in order to save the lives of these innocent creatures.

   It is clearly obvious that Government Officials know what is taking place - due to the fact that law enforcement are protecting these fishermen and not to mention keeping activists at bay.  So with saying that the Government must also know about the health concerns that consumption of dolphin meat can subject individuals too - due to high levels of mercury and who knows what other toxins in the meat - and it is truly a shame that Media is not letting the public know - in order to not only protect the dolphins, but individual's health and well-being as well.

   Do I believe that individuals should be punished for crimes of others in the country? Of course not - just like I would not believe in individuals in our country being punished for the crimes of individuals that are inflicting upon animal life -- However, I do agree that necessary action needs to be taken, and that action needs to be taken by the Government and Media  to flex and exercise their power to not only stop this slaughter, but to also bring it to the public's attention so that they have the choice to become involved - instead of being blindfolded from the truth.

    Now I am sure that there is going to be many who will disagree with me, and I truly understand that - Because I am one who is also as frustrated and outraged as countless others that this slaughter/enslavement hasn't ended - and that certain Government Officials are only voicing their concerns and not taking appropriate action to do something to stop this.

What is your opinion on this situation? 



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