Greetings once again everyone. We are just 10 short days away from the end of Operation Kibou and I have decided that it is time for my very first operation, Operation Bleeding Seas to come back as Operation Bleeding Seas II. For those of you who have read my blog from the beginning, you may recall that Operation Bleeding Seas was a short campaign to get things started. I focused on Sharks and Manta Rays during that campaign, but since then my drive has increased massively and now it is time to revisit where it all began. Operation Bleeding Seas II will without a doubt be my most aggressive campaign yet. Here is a preview of some of the things you can expect from Operation Bleeding Seas II....
Shark finning and long line fishing continue to have horrific impacts on the world's sharks. Some species face extinction within our lifetimes. Despite this, shark kill tournaments remain in place and a government even supports the killing of sharks in a bogus campaign to make beaches safer. We are bleeding these animals off the face of the Earth and the time for change is now. Sharks are some of the most important animals in the entire world and without them, we will cease to exist. Through news, facts, opinions, and first hand accounts I will be fighting non stop to save these animals before it is too late. Sharks will be a major focus in Operation Bleeding Seas II. The truth about what happens to them will be revealed to all who read. Early Caution: Odds are extremely high at this point that there will be many videos and photos of people committing cruelty on sharks. I urge those with sensitive stomachs to heed any kinds of cautions that may exist in said blogs...
The gentle rays of the Earth continue to see their populations devastated due to overfishing. The manta ray gill raker trade remains a major trade in China and the fight to save these animals is about to heat up. Shark Savers is preparing to continue it's Manta Ray of Hope campaign and actually have a campaign within China. These animals that have never harmed a person are in very grave danger and only we will be able to save them before it is too late. In order to do this though, the truth about these animals must be exposed!
Obviously the Faroe Islands are not animals. This will be the first time that I will be aiming at one location in particular. Every summer, the Faroe Islands commit horrific displays of barbarism against pilot whales. With the summer just around the corner, the eyes of those who keep watch over the cove in Taiji during the winter shift to the Faroe Islands where a wholesale slaughter continues every year. Men, women, and children all take part in these killings that even see unborn whales spilled from their mothers. The Faroe Islands have quietly done this long enough. I will be following Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they undergo Operation Grindstop 2014. I'll share the news that they bring from the front lines in the Faroe Islands. I will also be exposing the bloody past years of these islands slaughters. This form of barbarism has no place in the world we live in. The time is up for the Faroe Islands to quietly go about slaughtering hundreds of whales every year.
Taking a step back from last summer, the bluefin tuna will play a smaller role in Operation Bleeding Seas II. Sharks, mantas, and the situation in the Faroe Islands will play the major roles in the operation. Still though, I will be making several blogs of the bluefin tuna throughout the campaign as they are just as threatened with extinction as the other animals of the campaign, and in some cases, even moreso.
If you are more of a visual learner, here is why I will be focusing on the above mentioned animals... Caution: Graphic Images ahead. These are the types of images that will be all too common in the upcoming campaign.
The Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Slaughter
It's obvious what needs to be done. People must become educated about each of these issues. Shark finning, long line fishing, gill raker harvesting, and slaughtering whales in unimaginable ways needs to end forever. In closing. In 10 days Operation Kibou will end and it will be time for me to shift gears once again. The issues facing sharks and mantas will once again take the forefront with the issue of the Faroe Islands appearing whenever they seek to kill innocent whales and the bluefin tuna issue appearing from time to time as well. I will be doing whatever I can do to help see these horrific things come to an end. So strap yourselves in because those of you who were not here for Operation Bleeding Seas are in for something different than anything you have seen me type. Stay tuned in 10 days!