I have watched a moving video about dolphin slaughter. That movie was called "The Cove" and it showed what was happening
to the dolphins in Japan. In Taiji, every day, many dolphins would be slaughtered and some would be the stars of a show
in Sea World or any kind of place where they show dolphins. The thing is, even though dolphins are in the care of their
trainers and many others, they have a very good sense of hearing. With all that cheering and screaming of the crowds, it
puts stress on them and will kill them.
The Japanese have called this horrifying slaughter "Pest Control" and have been saying that the dolphins are being a
compitition towards fishing. So, by killing the dolphins, they see this as a means to protect fish stocks. A man named
Ric O'Barry had stepped up and showed the International Whaling Commission ( IWC ) what the people in Taiji were doing
to the dolphins. Sadly, that did not bring an end to dolphin slaughter in Taiji. Bad weather may stop them, but they
still kill 23,000 every year.
Many dolphins have high PCB poisoning from the pollutants and heavy metals we put into the waters. If this keeps up,
many of these wonderful and intelligent creatures will end up dying and will become extinct. The Japanese have been
eating the dolphin carcasses and will slowly die of cancer. Think about it, not only are Japanese and many others
killing dolphins, but they are killing children as well. Children are dying because of this horrible slaughtering of the
dolphins and the high levels of PCB. We are just turning these beautiful oceans into soups of pollution. We are turning
these beautiful creatures into living, breathing, toxic wastes.
I ask you to join this site and help these wonderful creatures of the seas: http://www.takepart.com/thecove
PET MILLS: American Disgrace
Note: While this page refers to puppies and puppy mills, keep in mind that ferrets,
rabbits, kittens, birds, and many other animals have been bred irresponsibly and sold with only one consideration in
A puppy mill is a breeding facility that mass-produces purebred puppies, which are typically sold at eight weeks of age
to brokers and retail operations across the U.S. Puppy mills have long concerned the Humane Society of the United States
( HSUS ). The documented problems of puppy mills include: overbreeding dams, inbreeding, minimal veterinary care, poor
quality of food and shelter, lack of socialization with humans, overcrowded cages, and the killing of unwanted animals.
To the unwitting consumer, this situation frequently means buying a puppy facing an array of immediate veterinary
problems or harboring genetically borne diseases that do not appear until years later. Sadly, some dogs are forced to
live at a puppy mill for their entire lives. They are only kept for one reason: to produce more puppies. Repeatedly
bred, most of these 'brood bitches' are killed once their reproductive capacity wanes.
There is a solution to the puppy mill problems: don't buy your pet from a pet store.
I ask you to go to this site to help educate yourself and learn more about these puppy mills: