Last week in Cape Town there was a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy against the killing of dolphins in Japan. Following on from the demonstration, Green Renaissance, the environmental arm of African Renaissance Productions, in conjunction with Save Japan’s Dolphins, took to the streets, in an effort to raise awareness of the barbaric hunt, by hanging bloody dolphins from pedestrian bridges all around the city.
“We wanted to really push the boundaries by making highly visible protest activations that were accessible to everyday people, people walking down the Sea Point Promenade, students at the Technikon, or simply pedestrians and motorists making their way through the city. Hopefully, activations like these will get people talking, and might even put pressure on the Japanese Government to stop what they’re doing,” say African Renaissance Productions. “The ‘Stop the Dolphin Slaughter’ awareness campaign was a huge success with hundreds of people stopping and enquiring as to what we were doing. We hope to send a clear message to our local Japanese consulate, one of many around the world, that we will not tolerate harm to one of Nature’s most intelligent animals.”
For info on how you can get involved, visit savejapandolphins.org