I will be joining Marley and Mike in Taiji as a cove guardian in March. My name is Carisa, I'm 25, and have been a voice for animals for the past 6 years.
My reasons for becoming a cove guardian will be obvious for those who have seen "The Cove", but for those who haven't I will explain. In Taiji, Japan there is a group of fishermen who trap pods of dolphins and either cruelly slaughter the brilliant animals or sell them to aquariums to do tricks for their food. Neither outcome is okay. 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed every year in the cove... until now. These numbers are down drastically this year, BUT it's not over. While we are there we will be documenting and filming the events of the cove, but this has to stop!
What you can do? We will do everything we can when we're there but we need help. You can donate on this page, and we are accepting airmiles as well. Every little bit helps. We will also be holding a silent auction down the road, so if you can donate anything it would be greatly appreciated. Other than that make sure you you keep calling the Japanese embassy near you to tell them what you think of the actions in the cove. Also, do not support aquariums or swim with the dolphins. Money is what drives the cruelty, hit them where it hurts. Attending aquariums supports the fishermen of the cove.
Thank you for your support :)
Future Cove Guardian