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 (Photo credit: www.seashepherd.org).
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.
Photo credit: www.seashepherd.org.
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.
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. Visit www.seashepherd.org for more information.
**Admission is Complimentary**
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014
- Friday, September 19 10 am – 4 pm
- Saturday, September 20 10 am – 8 pm
- Sunday, September 21 10 am – 5 pm
WHERE: Encore at Wynn Las Vegas – Brahms Ballroom
Brahms Ballroom is located at the entrance to the Encore convention space, near Encore self-park