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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dolphin left to die in Dolphin Base Resort pool in Taiji

Please watch this video:






How disgusting! How could anyone treat another life form like this? In 1999, the Japanese Parliament passed a revised Animal Protection Law (Doubutsu Aigo Kanri Hou). This law permits criminal prosecution for "cruelty" and "neglect" of animals. Before this law's enactment, prosecution was possible for abuse of other's animals, but not abuse of those in one's possession. Irresponsible dog owners were free to abuse their own pets without legal or civil repercussions. This new law authorized the arrest and prosecution of willful abuse and neglect regardless of ownership. So why isn't this law being enforced?? What kind of a human beings would allow another animal or life form on our planet to be mistreated  like the dolphin is in the video above? How ironic it is that in World War 2 the Japanese considered Allied prisoners of many different Commonwealth countries to be inferior to the Japanese. Now on the basis of this video  we can  state that in fact it is these Japanese people who are inferior to the rest of the World's population!!!  What kind of people  are the Japanese? They murder dolphins and whales and other life forms indiscriminately! They cut fins off a shark and let the shark
suffer the most excruciating death you could image by drowning helplessly. Why? So they can add the fin to a bowl of soup, the fin adds absolutely no taste to the soup, yet despite World outrage concerning this behavior of the Japanese they continue to keep killing sharks.

Their air pollution in Japan is  so bad that they are causing people in neighboring countries to experience severe health effects. "Environmental quality standards for organic pollution are still not being met at about 30% of Japan’s total water area. In particular, there has been little improvement in urban rivers and enclosed water areas such as inland seas, inlets, lakes, and reservoirs." (source:http://www.env.go.jp/en/water/wq/pollution/index.html ).

If we allow the Japanese to continue to act as they are in the present world, it is only a matter of time before they try and spread their behavior to other places in the World (much like they did after they attacked Pearl Harbour). Are the people of the non-Asian World going to allow the Japanese to continue to engage in their disgusting forms of behavior? I say no! I say we need to send a very strong message to them that their behavior in many ways is unacceptable,immoral  and will not be tolerated.

I suggest that you write the Japanese Minstry of Foreign Affairs using the following information:

The address for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is:
Kasumigaseki 2-2-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919 Japan
   Tel: +81 (0) 3-3580-3311

 Alternatively you can contact the Japanese Embassy or  Consulate in your country by going to this website:

http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html 

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A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



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Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.