The Sea Shepard Conservation Society presents a gallery exhibit called TAIJI DOLPHINS: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE TARPS at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas inside the Brahms Ballroom.
In the small coastal town of Taiji, Japan, thousands of dolphins and small whales are captured and killed each year during the annual dolphin drive hunt. For a staggering six months of every year, a group of dolphin hunters herd wild migrating dolphins from the ocean’s open waters into a hidden shallow bay, now infamously known around the world as the Cove. Sea Shepherd introduced the atrocities of the Cove worldwide in 2003.
Since 2010 Sea Shepherd has had an ongoing presence of volunteers from around the globe who remain on the ground in Taiji, documenting the slaughters in the Cove throughout the entire dolphin hunt season. These ocean sentinels, known as Cove Guardians, document and report on the atrocities in the Cove to pressure Japan to end Taiji’s unnecessary hunt and capture of these incredibly intelligent, sentient beings. The exhibit presents photos from the campaign in the hopes of raising awareness and garnering support for the cause.
**ADMISSION IS COMPLIMENTARY**
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014
Friday, September 19 from 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday, September 20 from 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, September 21 from 10 am – 5 pm
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is a non-profit, marine conservation organization based in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington in the United States.
Founded by Captain Paul Watson, a world renowned, respected leader in environmental issues and co-founder of Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA is a non-profit marine conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Learn more about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society at www.seashepherd.org.