My morning ritual at Drift HQ usually involves wading through a load of email which has arrived overnight. Imagine how I felt when I opened this one. I had just finished writing up the Nixon art mosh in Paris, which made me feel all enthusiastic about life… then this shows up.
Now, it’s one of those chain emails which our photographer, Jamie had sent through. So I don’t have a whole load of specific detail about what’s going on, so I’ll just try to paraphrase the words in the email for you. I’m not even sure who’s words these are, but if you read this, whoever you are, good on you for sending it around. (If you know who originally sent it around, please ask them to get in touch.)
One thing the email encourages us all to do is act, not just look. I don’t really know how, but here’s a few links which came to mind.
It’s because of the cruelty that the human beings (civilised human) kill hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.
This happens every year in Feroe Iland in Denmark. In this slaughter the main participants are young teens. WHY? To show that they are adults and mature…. BULLSHIT!!!!!!
In this big celebration, nothing is missing for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty “supporting like a spectator”.
Is it necessary to mention that the dolphin Calderon, like all the other species of dolphins, it’s near extinction and they get near men to play and interact. In a way of PURE friendship.
They don’t die instantly; they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hocks. And at that time the dolphins produce a grim cry of a new born child.
They suffer and there’s no compassion till this sweet mamal slowly dies in its own blood.
Its enough! We will keep sending this mail until it creates enough world-wide reaction of disgust and horror to end this sensless slaughter. Please don’t just read this …..That would make us accomplices. ACT NOW AND HELP TO DEFEND THESE HELPLESS CREATURES.
Take care of the world, it is your home!