Let’s liberate dolphins! ~ Survey, interview and book writing on dolphin hunting ~

▶︎Self-introduction

I’m Mineto Meguro, Animal Liberator LIB (authorized NPO).
LIB is an organization that aims to release all animals used by humans.

I watched the movie “Earthlings” in 2015, and was very interested in activities to help animals.
In September 2017, I launched “Animal Liberator LIB” because I thought that it was necessary to conduct animal liberation activities organizationally.

I conducted two crowdfunding campaigns and surveyed almost all zoos and aquariums throughout Japan.
Happiness to animals! Go around Japan! Survey of zoos and aquariums [northern Japan ver.]” in 2017
Release animals! Go around Japan! Survey of zoos and aquariums [southern Japan]” in 2018

https://youtu.be/n99iSx3z1xcI accomplished severe surveys staying in a car for more than 9 months in both the projects, collected a huge number of videos, released the situation of many suffering animals.
The followings are a part of such animals:
Elephant Playlist
Fox Crying fox
Zoochosis Playlist
I received a lot of feedback from many people such as “my image of zoo and aquarium was changed” and “I changed my consumption behavior.”

As a compilation of these surveys, I published an e-book and it has been well received.
In this book, the actual condition of zoos and aquariums that many people do not know and are not informed of is described.
We would appreciate it if you would read the book.

Closure of zoos and aquariums

▶︎The reason why I launched this project

I launched this project with the thoughts that I want many people to know the actual condition of dolphins that perform shows cheerfully at aquariums and to release such dolphins.

All captured dolphins are used in the same process.
That is …
Faucet → Use → Outlet

1 Faucet: Where do aquarium’s dolphins come from?

Do people who enjoy dolphin shows know where the dolphins come from?
From dolphin hunting.
Dolphins are captured by dolphin hunting at Taiji Town in Wakayama Prefecture and taken to aquariums.
Their families and fellows are killed.
The fathers and mothers of dolphins that were born in aquariums are also ones captured by dolphin hunting.

Dolphin hunting has two purposes:
One is to eat dolphins.
The other is to perform dolphin shows at aquariums.
Dolphin trainers and aquarium staff participate in dolphin hunting to capture dolphins that will be sold to aquariums.

A group of dolphins is a family or fellows.
Some dolphins (grampus) in this video were taken to aquariums by dolphin trainers and the other dolphins were killed for eating.

2 Use: The suffering dolphins in aquariums

Dolphins remember what they were done by humans.
Do you know the word “abnormal behaviors”?
They are behaviors performed by animals that are confined in zoos and aquariums and mentally unbalanced.

Dolphins also perform abnormal behaviors.
For example, they are only floating on water, repeatedly expel fishes from their mouths and continue to do the same actions.
There are dolphins that seem to perform abnormal behaviors in the aquariums throughout Japan.

The dolphins in aquariums are addicted to medicine.
They have gastroenteritis because they eat frozen fishes, suffer from allergy and infection in the unnatural environment and are injected for artificial insemination (hormones of horse and human).
An aquarium uses 89 kinds in total of medicines and supplements to dolphins.

(Maria in an aquarium in Kyoto, whose wound in the mouth did not recover for years. She died in July 30, 2019.)

Dolphins have experienced miscarriage and stillbirth.When a baby dolphin is born in an aquarium, everyone celebrates the birth with delight.
However, do you know that many babies died in the meantime?
The probability of miscarriage and stillbirth is 80%.
The mother dolphins feel sadness in their heart.
They are inseminated artificially until pregnancy is successful. 

3 Outlet: Where do dolphins go?

Where do the dolphins that entertained us go?
Do you know the dolphin “Honey”?

She became well-known for being left alone in Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium, Chiba Prefecture.
When LIB found Honey, the aquarium was still in business.
She was floating on the “green (dirty)” water.
We worked on all parties concerned to clean the water and rescue her.
For such process at that time, click here.
The story of dolphin “Honey” (Japanese)

And Honey died in March 29, 2020.
This video we took shows the actual condition of Honey on February 29 (one month before that).
It appears that the skin of her back peels away and the mouth and skin are heavily damaged.”

Honey was also captured by dolphin hunting at Taiji Town in Wakayama Prefecture, confined in the small pool for about 15 years, and died.

We heard that the dead dolphin was buried in the site of Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium.
Honey could not return to the sea even after she died.

The following website is the process that we tried to rescue Honey.
We don’t forget Honey” (Japanese)

There are dolphins like “Honey” throughout Japan.
It means that they are over 500 dolphins confined in the aquariums across Japan even at this very moment.
And as long as dolphin hunting at Taiji Town continues, one “Honey” after another is captured and used until they die.

” Faucet → Use → Outlet” The most important thing is to turn off the “faucet.”

If you really desire to release animals, you will come to the answer “turn off the faucet.”

Use: As the dolphins that are used now are someone’s property, we cannot rescue them.
Outlet: We also cannot do nothing for dead dolphins.

Faucet: prevent dolphins from becoming victims.
This is the most effective and quickest way.
Dolphins that will be captured in the future can be released by turning off the faucet.

The faucet is dolphin hunting.

Therefore, we will focus on dolphin hunting to attract the attention of people in this project.

Tell the truth to people and never create a new “Honey.”
In order to do so, we will perform this project.

▶︎The details of project

Dolphin hunting is performed at Taiji Town in Wakayama Prefecture, mainly from September 1 to the end of February. (The hunting period is much longer but these 6 months are its peak.)

This project is performed based on the three activities.

1 Survey on dolphin hunting and interview with the concerned parties
2 Remote broadcast of dolphin hunting
3 Write and publish a book on dolphin hunting

1. Survey on dolphin hunting and interview with the concerned parti

During the peak of dolphin hunting period (from September 1, 2020 to the end of February, 2021), I will conduct survey the dolphin hunting and interview with the concerned parties to collect the information 5 times in total and for more than 50 days
I will establish the evidence that can persuade the society to realize the release of dolphins in the future.”

2. Live broadcast of dolphin hunting

I perform live broadcast via social media on the day of dolphin hunting to deliver what happens on the spot to Japan and the world.
*No dolphin hunting is conducted on a heavy-weather day.
The live broadcast was performed via social media
for 12 days in total during the hunting period from 2018 to 2019, and
for 14 days in total during the hunting period from 2019 to 2020.
I actually felt that more people know the actual condition of dolphin hunting thanks to this live broadcast.
I will perform much more live broadcasts to increase people who know the actual condition of dolphin hunting.”


3. Write and publish a book on dolphin hunting


I will write the book at the same time as survey, interview and live broadcast.
(The image of book, it will be published in the digital version.)

This book is intended to make suggestion to the evidence why dolphins should be released and the future.

In Japan, there is no book written in a critical position regarding dolphin hunting.
I write a book that may be an important trigger in the history of dolphin release in Japan based on our collected information, materials and experiences.
After the hunting period finishes, I will refine the sentences many times and publish it by the autumn 2021.


▶︎The prospect and vision of project

Japan have captured, sold and killed the largest number of dolphins in the world.
The world’s largest base to supply dolphins to aquariums is Taiji Town in Wakayama Prefecture.
People all over the world already know that Japan is very cruel to dolphins.
However, many Japanese people believe that they are kind to dolphins.
We would like to change Japan to be a country that is kind to dolphins.


Wild dolphins eat, play and sleep all day.


Dolphins travel a long distance with their families, surf on waves, fall in love, have children and raise them in a family.

We got permission to put the video on this website from Mr. Richard Melvill (Photographer / Videographer).
Register YouTube Channel

We would like to protect such dolphins and release them.

It is a human that injures and confines dolphins, and it is also a human that protects dolphins naturally.

This project will increase people who know the dolphin hunting in Japan and the actual condition of aquariums.
We conduct activities so that Japanese people may become kind to dolphins, more people may be kind to animals all over the world and this project may become one important step to release all animals someday.

Let’s liberate dolphins together.


Your support will be appreciated.


*This project may be postponed or delayed due to coronavirus. In that case, we will inform supporters of the situation as needed.
*All-or-Nothing method is adopted for this project.
If the total amount of donations does not reach to the target amount of money, the full amount is returned to all the supporters.”
Only when the amount of donations exceeds the target amount of money, this project is successful and the money after deduction of its commission is paid to LIB.


*Project specification
Operation period: August 1, 2020 – July 4, 2021
Operation place: 1065, Yukawa, Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama
Main operator: Animal Liberator LIB (authorized NPO)
Details of operation: The survey and report on dolphin hunting at Taiji Town in Wakayama Prefecture and the writing of manuscripts for a book on dolphin hunting and aquariums
Others *Survey on dolphin hunting
Survey place: Taiji Town in Wakayama Prefecture
Survey spot: Taiji Fishing Port, Tomyozaki, Takababe and Hatakejiri Bay
Survey period: September 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021
Survey permission: Unnecessary”


Return

¥10,000 (about $93.31)

・Thanks Mail
・e-book: we send you e-book “Dolphin hunting (tentative title)” in the PDF format.(Japanese)

¥30,000 (about $279.93)

・Thanks Mail
・e-book: we send you e-book “Dolphin hunting (tentative title)” in the PDF format.(Japanese)

¥50,000 (about $466.55)

・Thanks Mail
・e-book: we send you e-book “Dolphin hunting (tentative title)” in the PDF format.(Japanese)
・Zoom event: After the dolphin hunting period finishes, we tell you inside stories about the interview on dolphin hunting and answer questions. This event is held for two hours. The date is decided after adjustment with supporters.(Japanese)

¥100,000 (about $933.09)

・Thanks Mail
・e-book: we send you e-book “Dolphin hunting (tentative title)” in the PDF format.(Japanese)
・Dolphin hunting guide(Japanese): I (Meguro) give you a tour of dolphin hunting at Taiji Town if you desire. You go to Taiji Town on the day before the guide, and you and I go to the spot by car next morning. I give you a tour all day along with the flow of actual dolphin hunting.
*The schedule and others are adjusted on request.
*If dolphin hunting is suspended due to heavy weather or when dolphins are not captured, I give you a tour of Taiji Whale Museum and Whale Ranch at Moriura Bay.
*Each supporter shall bear the actual costs of accommodation expenses, transportation expenses, food expenses, etc.
*If you cannot go to Taiji Town, you can participate in the Zoom event(Japanese) after the dolphin hunting period. We tell you inside stories about the interview on dolphin hunting and answer questions. This event is held for two hours. The capacity of participants is up to 2 persons including you. The date of this event is decided after adjustment with supporters.

¥200,000 (about $1866.19)

・Thanks Mail
・e-book: we send you e-book “Dolphin hunting (tentative title)” in the PDF format.(Japanese)
・Dolphin hunting guide(Japanese): I (Meguro) give you a tour of dolphin hunting at Taiji Town if you desire. You go to Taiji Town on the day before the guide, and you and I go to the spot by car next morning. I give you a tour all day along with the flow of actual dolphin hunting.
*The schedule and others are adjusted on request.
*If dolphin hunting is suspended due to heavy weather or when dolphins are not captured, I give you a tour of Taiji Whale Museum and Whale Ranch at Moriura Bay.
*Each supporter shall bear the actual costs of accommodation expenses, transportation expenses, food expenses, etc.
*If you cannot go to Taiji Town, you can participate in the Zoom event(Japanese) after the dolphin hunting period. We tell you inside stories about the interview on dolphin hunting and answer questions. This event is held for two hours.The capacity of participants is unlimited (including you).The date of this event is decided after adjustment with supporters.

How to confirm

136 世界淡水魚園水族館アクア・トト ぎふ(181129/岐阜県各務原市)

日本一周 動物園水族館調査について
日本一周 動物園水族館調査 全施設まとめ

電子書籍 Kindle 『動物園水族館閉鎖』
日本一周 動物園水族館調査を元に、これまで隠されてきた動物園水族館問題を明らかにし、動物がおかれた現状に光を当てた一冊。

【特徴】

・金がかかっている行政施設
・江ノ島マリンが運営

人間至上主義教育からの転換を

江ノ島マリンコーポレーションは、
・新江ノ島水族館
・世界淡水魚園水族館アクア・トト ぎふ
・相模川ふれあい科学館 アクアリウムさがみはらを所有運営、あるいは運営しています。
https://www.enoshimamarine.com/

新江ノ島水族館は、自然に返すことのできないイルカの繁殖に力を入れ、種の保存であると主張し、
何年も閉じ込められたカマイルカが、極めて狭い水槽の中で延々とぐるぐる回り、
何年も傷が治らないハナゴンドウ を監禁飼育し、
イルカショーの最中、イルカがイルカトレーナーを襲ったりするなど、
問題の多い施設です。

アクア・トト ぎふは、豊富な資金をつぎ込んだRCの立派な施設。
教育機能を強調しています。
しかし、コンクリートの中に監禁された動物を見て学ぶことは、動物の外形的な情報、
そして監禁と動物の使い捨てを正当化し、権利と尊厳を無視する人間至上主義の無意識。


動物の本来の姿や、権利や尊厳を伝え、人間至上主義から脱するための本当の教育とは何か考える必要があるでしょう。

【写真】

Googleフォト

【動画】

YouTube再生リスト

《準備中》

《参考 動水》
  異常行動リスト:動物園の動物
  異常行動リスト:イルカ・シャチ
  コスタリカですべての「動物園閉鎖」!そのステキな理由

《参考 魚》
 魚類における恐怖・不安行動とその定量的観
 魚は痛みを感じるか


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〔LIB情報〕
調査日:2018年11月29日
LIBページ:https://animal-liberator.net/animal-liberator/181129-136-aquatotto
写真:https://photos.app.goo.gl/zBzNvXGMaDEFZFrs6
動画:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQT1RmSZIgCrjddO5AUcvrHZETM-nAko6

Red List- Property List Created by Thieves|LIB Animal Liberator.net

There are many red lists

When you hear the Red List, you might think IUCN’s Red List.
But have you been deceived?

The basis for dolphin fishing and whaling is a red list created by the Fisheries Agency of Japan.

In Japan,
Red list of land animals : Ministry of the Environment
Red List of Underwater Animals : Fisheries Agency

Let’s compare the IUCN and the JFA Red List.

IUCN Red List (only for whales)

CR 3 species
EN 10
VU 7
NT 6
LC 34
DD 29

Fisheries Agency Red List (all marine life)

CR 0 species
EN 0
VU 0
NT 0
(LC 0)
DD 1

Can the JFA Red List be Reliable?

The IUCN Red List contains all 89 types of whales.
Among them, the sei whale is an endangered species EN.
There is a higher risk of extinction than pandas and coelacanths.

The IUCN Red List was created to protect the earth.
The Fisheries Agency Red List was created to save their profits and position.
It’s like having a thief create an inventory of our property.


[Dolphin fishing survey tour recruitment of participants ]

We will tell you the flow of dolphin hunting in Taiji town.
Information on Taiji Whale Museum and Moriura Bay (Whale Ranch).
A valuable project that has never existed before.
We are still recruiting local set-ups with our Nagoya departure group and our own car.
Please join us.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2502742226616469/


“reference”
IUCN- CCSG (International Union for Conservation of Nature-Special Whale Group)
https://iucn-csg.org/35-updated-cetacean-red-list-assessments-published-in-nov-2018/
Fisheries Agency Red List
https://www.jfa.maff.go.jp/j/press/sigen/170321.html

Notojima Aquarium, Confinement of Whale Sharks, Micro Plastics, Old Dolphins in Japan|LIB

《Whale Shark》

Whale shark is the largest fish on earth.
Japanese aquariums are eager to confine whale sharks.
4 lFacilities in Japan
Notojima Aquarium (Ishikawa Prefecture)
Kaiyukan (Osaka)
Kagoshima Aquarium (Kagoshima Prefecture)
Churaumi Aquarium (Okinawa)
All are West Japan.
Kaiyukan released the bycatched whale shark. For research purposes, I think it has a good attitude.

《Dolphin》

Did you know that old dolphins are kept in tanks in aquariums all over Japan?
Dolphins that can no longer show are quietly confined in a water tank that is difficult to see.
Many dolphins behave abnormally.
This dolphin hardly moved towards the wall.

As I often see, some customers give instructions to the dolphins.
Many dolphins suffer because “dolphins lovers” enjoy the dolphin show.
I think there is an “audience responsibility”.

A commentary is attached to the photo.
There is also a problem with melamine sponge and micro plastic that clean the aquarium.

[Recruitment of monthly supporters. Your power is needed to continue animal release activities]
https://syncable.biz/associate/LIB/donate

125 Uotsu Aquarium(11,18,2018/Toyama Prefecture)

It is an aquarium where the keeper’s motivation and dedication are felt.
There are many bulletin boards, and the contents are substantial, easy to understand, and the names of the keepers themselves are also disclosed.
Major aquariums such as Umigatari and Aqua Park Shinagawa will not be named.

However, it can be said that the criticism of people who protect animals has not reached this point.

・ The aquarium in the city and the aquarium in which the dolphins are confined are wary and the guard is hard.
・ Aquariums in the countryside and aquariums that do not confine dolphins are not wary and the guards are loose.

Of course, stripping aquariums from the sea and rivers and confining them is anti-natural, environmental destruction, and unethical.

Among them, the sea turtle that was confined for 47 years seemed poor.
47 years in this.
You will be crazy.

Chameleon’s eyes feel will and intellect.
A squirt. Often found in this type of fish and shark.
Mouth adheres.
A sea turtle that has been confined for 47 years.
47 years in this.
Aquarium panoramic view.
One of the major causes of extinction is zoos and aquariums around the world.
Keepers.
An aquarium with no sand, rocks or aquatic plants, even fake rocks.
An aquarium with no sand, rocks or aquatic plants, even fake rocks.
An aquarium with no sand, rocks or aquatic plants, even fake rocks.
The environment is as good as there is sand.
The environment is as good as there is sand and rocks.
Handmade feeling
A squirt. Often found in this type of fish and shark.
Eyes are crushed.
Weak amamo field. There are few places where Amamo is nurtured firmly. Nature is the best.
It’s cute.
It ’s cool.
However, at the zoo and aquarium, people see animals, feel attraction, and start breeding.
One of the sins of the zoo and aquarium.
Chameleon’s eyes feel will and intellect.
Tsurugi Mountain
I want to climb someday.