Edmonds teen to participate in international dolphin protest at Japanese consulate Thursday

Elora Malama West

This Thursday, Sept. 1, is Japan Dolphin Day, an international protest against the start of dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan. Elora Malama West, an Edmonds teen who spent three months in Taji last year documenting the dolphin killings, will be presenting to the Japanese consulate postcards she has collected from people worldwide protesting the annual hunt. My Edmonds News profiled Elora and her father, Scott West of the Sea Shepherd Society, here after they returned last year from the town of Taiji, which was made famous in the award-winning documentary “The Cove.” From noon-3 p.m. Thursday, Elora will visit the Japanese consulate in downtown Seattle along with Trevor Metcalf, a young boy who is working to raise awareness about the plight of cetaceans in captivity. You can read more about Elora’s efforts here: https://eloramalama.wordpress.com/

  1. Good for Elora! If thousands showed up at Japanese Consulates all over the world maybe things would change. I am impressed that she is doing what our generation has not.

  2. Although the cause is a good one, the harassment towards Taiji residents and fishermen became a YouTube hit, further increasing unpopularity of Sea Shepherd and Cove Guardians in Japan. I was trying very hard to help dolphins, explaining that Sea Shepherd and other environmental groups are not anti-Japanese, but such misbehaviour made it virtually impossible to let the ordinary people join our cause. Elora, THANK YOU FOR DOING HUGE HARM TO THE CAUSE!

  3. Thank-you Elora for all you do for the dolphins of Taiji! We will be protesting in Portland, Oregon with you and the other 50 events around the world. I wish the Japanese Government would listen to the outcry of the world and stop 26 fisherman and the evil Whale Museum from killing and capturing dolphins.

  4. This young woman is one to watch! She’s gonna make big changes in the way this world is depleating its cetaceans! Tons of support! Hugs and Smiles!

  5. I will be there with you Elora in Seattle. Like Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” You are doing that!

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