Dolphins And sensitvity – the process of the dolphin drives

“There are currently twelve small dolphin hunting boats operating in Taiji, and each of these boats depart Taiji harbor at first light in search of wild dolphins. The boats fan out upon and beyond the horizon to cover a larger expanse of ocean, in order to effectively search well-known migratory routes.

Upon locating a pod, the dolphin hunters radio each of the other boats, giving them their location in order to start the ‘drive’ of the pod into the killing cove.

The boat that initially discovered the dolphins remains with the pod until other boats arrive. Once there are five or more boats on the scene, the hunters will initiate the drive.

The boats form a v-shaped wall around the family of dolphins. The dolphin hunters then utilize the long metal pole attached to the side of each boat, hammering the flanges on top to create a deafening “wall” of sound. The banging sound terrifies the dolphins, causing them to swim away from the sound, in the direction of the driving boats – driving them straight toward the Cove.”

Honestly I never researched how the dolphins were killed I Taiji, all I had were my visions an dreams. as I healed and can talk about it and look at the pictures without having a panic attack, I’m searching how they do it and it and it matches my visions.

I remember hearing these banging metal sounds that just scare you to death and confuse you and send you running ( in this case swimming, after a while you’re trying to know which way is forward, kind of like when you are really drunk and trying to walk in a straight line, wile hearing ear piercing soul startling sounds, which are like some magical force field keeping you away from the direction you were heading. What the eff is this??? your thinking to yourself. what’s going on???!!!! Family!!!! your trying to stick together but your head is just hurting like hell now, your nauseous, the back of your eyes hurt.

your getting closer to shore , so disoriented … that’s not where you want to go , but you’re so scared and confused. this is where they tie the net and you’re there for the night. Taiji fishermen believed that leaving the meat there would make them taste better. They don’t do this anymore unless weather gets bad. and all night your pacing and you can’t find a way out. screaming, calling for help. Save me Save me!!!

I’m trembling as I type, Just getting the fear out of my system

The next day doesn’t get much better. The metal banging was nothing close to hearing my loved ones being killed. As I know one of the pod members that  dies with me I know today too. everything is just two times more intense, if not more, like 100, than the sensations humans feel. I just found out science proves that too, dolphins sense of touch is way more sensitive than humans.

seeing people faces and water splashing, dragged to shore. tail tied to a rope,…just dragged like nothing. I felt so much shame, worthleness. I was still tail lashing and fighting. fighting until they could aim at me.. then…

Bam,  right in the spine. the base of it, where I’d wake from my dream and feel the actual pain. Frozen, and everything gets hazy from there.

When the Academy Award-winning movie “The Cove” was filmed, the dolphins were killed by spear thrusts. This resulted in a massive amount of blood spilling into the water, turning the cove from a peaceful blue to blood red.

” the hunters use a killing technique known as “pithing.”


A metal rod is hammered into the spinal cord of the dolphins, causing paralysis.

The dolphins are still conscious, breathing and struggling as they watch their families slowly die. In the case of larger pods, a blood-filled cove is still seen and documented by the Cove Guardians.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Dolphins And sensitvity – the process of the dolphin drives | Stop Cetacean Captivity
  2. zachaffolter
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 03:47:58

    Thank you Natica! So extremely heartbreaking and a well-written account of it…it will end one day! ❤ ❤ ❤


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