Monday, March 21, 2011

So much as gone on in the past few week where do I start.....?

As we all know, Japan was hit with a HUGE 9.0 earthquake, which brought on a Tsunami.. Some of my fellow activist friends were in Otsuchi, Japan documenting the Dall's Porpoise hunt when it all happened. More than 15,000 Dall's porpoises are being killed in this area every year, around 7000 a year in this particular city. To read about my friends experiences and to see what they saw from hill top in the town that was once Ostuchi. check this out.... They were missing for over 40 hours and I was so grateful to read that all of them were safe, and now back in there own home towns.

(Sea Shepherd , Cove Guardians in Otsuchi, Japan)

A lot of people were saying that the earthquake and tsunami was a bit of karma, I do believe in karma (what comes around goes around), but I do not think just because a handful of fishermen go out and slaughter crustaceans every year they were hit with this complete devastation. I Believe this came from the hands of Mother Earth. Earthquakes, tsunami, floods, fires, have been happening all over the world.
(Sea Shepherd Otsuchi, Japan)

Mother Earth is mad! We are abusing her daily. Once we realize that she is much more powerful then we are, maybe, just maybe, we will wake up and start making those much needed changes for our Earth, and for us.

What is going on in Japan is devastating. Today it's in the news that radiation has been found in spinach and milk 90 miles from the nuclear plant. A lot of people are asking me if I still plan on going to Japan
in the fall.....the answer is YES!! I have a goal, and a passion, and unless it is completely unsafe for me to go, I'm going in November. I know that my trip will be a bit different now that this has happened

Since the earthquake there has been no one on the ground in Taiji to keep any eye on all the dolphins being held for captivity at the Dolphins Base. I pray that Misty and the other dolphins are doing ok.

I know all the dolphins that were in the holding pens in the harbor were killed due to the tsunami. The fisherman made sure that their fishing boats were OK, but they did nothing to make sure the holding pens were going to withstand the wave surges from the tsunami. It was reported that they had six surges, and six times the dolphins were slammed against the sharp rocky cliff.. Their cries were heard for hours, but no one came to set them free....and when it was over the fishermen collected their bodies and took them straight to the slaughter makes me sick. Those few men really seem to have no heart what-so-ever.

I have started to make necklaces that represent my love for the ocean and all the creatures that live in it....I will be selling them on my blog in hopes of making money for my trip to Japan....I have posted some pictures of them, I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed creating them...

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Happy Dolphins...up Close $25
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All prices include shipping...if you are interested in purchasing one you can e-mail at I have not figured out all payment details yet. I all so have 2 more to put up, but between the wind, rain, snow, and the power going out this is all I had time for.

Please enjoy this most beautiful video
"Visual Prayer for Whales and Dolphins "

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Prayer For Lolita

“Compassion encircles the earth for all beings everywhere”

Most people know the story of Lolita (first called Tokitae).

But let me give you the short story of this lonely whale.
Lolita was captured on August 8, 1970 in Penn Cove, Whidbey Island.

Lolita (first called Tokitae) was recorded to be about 14 feet long and 4-6 years old at capture, though witnesses say she was probably no more than 12 feet long and only 3-4 years old.
She was sent to the Miami Seaquarium in Florida, where she arrived September 24, 1970 to be a playmate for the young male orca named Hugo who had been captured in Puget Sound in February, 1968. Hugo was from Lolita's family.

Hugo was often aggressive or withdrawn, and finally died in 1980 of a brain aneurysm from ramming the walls of his tank. He was about 15 when he died. The six other young whales exported from Lolita's capture went to parks in Texas, Australia, Japan, France, and the United Kingdom. All died within a few years.
Loilta is the oldest living whale in captivity, she has spent the past 39 years, performing reliably, entertaining visitors at the Miami Seaquarium with her power and grace .
It is believed that Lolitas mother, and some family members still pass threw where they were ripped from one another so many years ago.
She is an excellent candidate to be retired in a monitored sea-pen in preparation for rejoining her family in her home waters, but objections to her return by the park have so far prevented the move.
This past week all of Lolitas shows have been canceled for what the MSA says is for a toothache....whatever the truth may be, I want to say a prayer for Lolita....

"Forgive us, dear Lolita, for all that we have done to harm you. There is light in us and we send it out on this night to you, the ocean, the earth, and all the creatures that inhabit this planet. May this great force that is within us be strong enough to heal us. We are all one, the earth, the ocean, everything—every one"
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