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Migaloo 2 Newsletter July 2014

 

Migaloo 2 Newsletter July 2014, Whales-Japan, Bentley, New Doco, Launch + more

Migaloo 2, Ready to Sail with the Whales 2014

by Dean JefferysSo many momentous events happened recently and about to happen concerning whales and the enviroment it must be time for a newsletter to make sure you don’t miss any of it. Im putting all the issues Im passionate about together as I am seeing all these issues as related so I encourage you to get a cuppa, read the lot and check out the links to photo albums videos and other websites. Mobile phone version coming soon. SO what so momentous?

* The International Court of Justice,  A victory against Japanese Whaling
* Bentley Coal Seam Gas Blockade victory
* My New Doco “The Whale Whisperers” and Crowd Funding campaign
Migaloo 2 Gets ready to join the Humpback whale migration to sail to the Great Barrier Reef.
* Migaloo 2 Campaign Launch 2014 Films, Music, Talks, Celebration.

The International Court of Justice… PATHWAY TO WHALE FREEDOM 
While watching the International Court of Justice, ICJ, give its verdict that meant the Japanese whalers would no longer be shooting exploding harpoons into my whale friends in the Antarctic I screamed so loud I though someone might call the police. For many years millions of people around the world have been wondering how is it possible that these magnificent creatures of the ocean are still being killed under the blatant lie of “scientific research” That lie, that resulted in over 10000 whales being killed was finally exposed in the Highest Court on this Planet Ocean. This is a major victory for the whales and a huge step forward in humanities evolution. Japan may choose to keep killing whales in the northern hemisphere yet a precedent has been set and if they do, other northern hemisphere countries can challenge Japan in the ICJ again and most likely win.


So how did this ICJ case and this huge power shift come about? Around ten years ago local Byron Filmmaker and Whale activist Mick McIntyre who was then working for IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare as the Director for the Asia Pacific region commissioned a report with some lawyers on the feasibility of taking Japan to the ICJ. Although a positive outcome looked promising no government wanted to upset the Japanese Government even though it was obvious that this is what the Australian public really wanted. Mick presented the ICJ case report to Kevin Rudd in 2007 who could see that public opinion wanted more action on whales and could see his election chances improving if he took on Peter Garret and the ICJ case. The rest is history. So everyone who sent an email to the PM, voted for Labor or the Greens in 2007, signed and forwarded an anti whaling petition, threw money in a Sea Shepherd tin, bought and wore a tee shirt, traveled to the Antarctic on a Sea Shepherd ship, protested at the Japanese Consulate in Brisbane, boycotted Japanese products, spoke to their friends and family about whaling and did so many other things around the world, all contributed to the outcome of this ICJ case. People power at its best.

People have asked me do you think Japan will really stop or just try to find another loophole to squeeze through. My response and true feeling is whaling is almost over for Japan. This is the ruling many if not most Japanese have been waiting for. I’m sure the Japanese consulate in Brisbane is one of many Japanese diplomats and citizens that will be happy not to be associated with this blatant lie the government has been running and also to disassociate themselves with the cruel practice of killing Whales. It is also a face saving way to exit whaling as for the last 5 years Sea Shepherds activities that have stopped Japan killing thousands of whales has meant every year Japan looses millions of dollars and the Government continues to subsidize whaling. Now Japan can say they are good global citizens by obeying the ICJ ruling and that they are not stopping whaling because Sea Shepherd made whaling financially unviable. Credit due here to Paul Watson and all the Sea Shepherd crew and volunteers for being relentless and keeping the pressure up.

Later that night after celebrating the ruling on Face book with friends around the world as I lay in bed with waves of euphoria drifting over me I could feel the whales of Planet Ocean take a deep breath of relief. Yet I felt their deep breath wasn’t for their own species it was for us. They are grateful that humanity has reached this stage in our evolution where humans no longer wish to kill Whales and Dolphins and have taken the necessary action to reflect this desire. We are now fast approaching the time where humanity must respect all the creatures of the ocean and the land for the intelligent beings they are and not kill them for food or enslave them in cages or aquariums for our entertainment.

I have recently read that the Japanese PM Abe, wants to start commercial whaling and  that Japanese whalers plan to rewrite the scientific reserch requirements and go back to the Antarctic this year despite the ICJ ruling this would be illegal. The whalers still have to get approval from the Government and Permit from the International Whaling Commission IWC that meets in September. Howie Cookewww.s4cglobal.org and others plan to go to the IWC and make sure there is huge oportition to this illegal move by Japan to continue whaling. Sea Shepherd are currently raising funds to confront them if they do…To be continued… see www.seashepherd.org

At 5 am the morning of the ICJ verdict I was with over 1000 people gathered at Bentley CSG protect to stop Metagasgo establishing an exploration well. The police where too out numbered to turn up. Images of the rich elite and the rebelling underclass workers in the movie “Hunger Games” came flooding into my mind. This is the time we say no to greedy Governments and Corporations that are set on exploiting, destroying and poisoning our land and water and killing the Planets animals and oceans. Enough is enough. The events of last Monday the 31st of March 2014 gave me great faith in humanity that we are at the tipping point where anything is possible. We just need to see and believe this change will happen and do what is necessary. Don’t say the rig will get through eventually, don’t say animals will always be in captivity, see what is possible, see all the dolphins and whales and sharks swimming free, the factory farms closing, the ancient forests standing strong, the rivers running free and clean, renewable energy replacing fossil fuels, people loving their brothers and sisters around the world free from greed and tyranny. It’s that or “Hunger Games” and I know what reality I want for my children.

Following are some pictures from over the last 10 years speaking out for the whales
http://www.facebook.com/dean.jefferys.5/media_set?set=a.10152333818473501.1073741830.590968500&type=1

Bentley Coal Seem Gas CSG Blockade victory
On 15th of May Police suspend Operation Stapler #benlteyblockade as the Government suspend #metagasgo drilling licience to drill test bore and has sent info to ICAC. Not sure if its completely over for CSG in the region yet this is a HUGE victory for people power and we can all pat ourselves on the back for the effort we all put in we have made history I trust this will be the end for Metagasgos licence in this area as they know what we can do and the amount of opposition there is here. On one level I am disappointed it didn’t come to direct action with the police as it would have had more media nationally and internationally and forced a more positive outcome like a complete cancellation of the licence and a declaration of the area and CSG free yet nice to get a positive result without that level of drama. This is also an inspiration to other communities who don’t want CSG . Minister said its about metagasgo not doing proper community consultation but they really didnt want a face off between 800 police and thousands of locals defending their land against poisoning CSG . So this licence has just been suspended it needs to be cancelled and northern rivers declared CSG free and while where at it how about NSW Australia and the world. They know we will all be back if they try this again and reissue the licence. Metagasgo shares started diving this morning from 9 c to 6c until they stepped in and froze trading. Now gone to 3 c .One could fairly safely say metagasgo shares are worthless as i predicted yesterday and they will soon be declared bankrupt or broke. Yeah for people power. The people united will never be defeated. Some pictures here. https://www.facebook.com/dean.jefferys.5/media_set?set=a.10152344869178501.1073741831.590968500&type=3  Im editing a short doco up of the event to be ready shortly and Premiered at the Migaloo 2 launch on the 28th  June, see  details below.

Following are bits I wrote on my FB page during the 8 week + blockade…..
Twas truly amazing sitting up on top of the tripod #BentleyBlockade after the news of the canceled licence came though. Bit like sitting on top of the great pyramid. So much energy. Amazing victory. Be nice to keep it in a museum and honored for the symbol or ressistance it has become. Funny I filmed the first time a trypod was used in the SE forest wood chipping campaign in 1989. They tipped it over and nearly killed the person on top. They have learnt to respect the trypod more since then. Really feels that we have honored the land here and the earth can feel us here and people have felt the earth here. Initiation for many in connecting with earth energy. May this magic life force continue to pump our hearts and spread. With help from my friend Michael I was set to Broadcast quality live Stream events to the www if the protest happened and news networks around the world would have been able to do live news flashed from my feed at Bentley or copy and edit material for the news program later. A great and powerful media tool which I plan to get into more in the future and im sure others will too. I am aiming to buy my own streaming equipment to use on Migaloo 2 and other actions. See my crowd funding page for more info on that and to help it you feel.

The Bentley camp is all packed up now and the Bentley Social bubble has popped and people are reluctantly getting back into their regular work which for many seems a bit mundane after Bentley. The metal container is loaded up with tarps star pickets and gear ready to be deployed at a moments notice if any CSG company is silly enough to try to drill the land for CSG in the northern rivers. It may also go to other protests/protects areas around NSW with trained crew able to run another Bentley. Look out for the times they are a changing. For more info on CSG see http://www.lockthegate.org.au/and http://csgfreenorthernrivers.org/

My New  Doco “ The Whale Whisperers” and Crowd Funding campaign
After many years of dreaming up my new doco (its been 13 years since I finished “ Shamans of the Amazon” I have been inspired to combine 2 or more of my passions. My respect and awe of the Shamans of the Amazon and their ancient knowledge and rituals including their deep connection to the plant, animal and spirit world and my yurning to communicate with whales and see animals treated with more respect especially the wild whales and dolphins of the ocean. Sooooo… I just launched my Pozible crowd funding site for my new Documentary “The Whale Whisperers” about a mysterious journey communicating telepathically with whales and other animals. If you want to read more about the project and how you can help and get rewards for any donations go to my Pozible Crowd Funding campaign http://pozi.be/thewhalewhisperers?ra=31203   $5 donation gets you on the mailing list and a download of humpback whale songs, $30 gets the above plus download of Shamans of the Amazon, and it goes on to $1000. You need to sign up to Pozible to make a pledge then if/when I reach my target of  $13650 pozible will automatically transfers the funds across to this projects account. One kind sold just donated $1000. Im very excited about this doco, its been years in the dreaming process. It combines 2 of my major passions Shamanism and Whale freedom. Check it out. Its Time.

The Whale Whisperers. Brief Synopsis
Feature Documentary 100 minutes with live streaming elements.
The Whale Whisperers is a mysterious journey to the final frontier of the natural world, communicating telepathically with animals. For thousands of years indigenous people have had a close and intimate relationship with nature. Some of the elders and shamans of the tribes, to this day, communicate telepathically not only with animals but the plant and spirit world as well.

The Whale Whisperers is the personal journey of filmmaker and environmental activist Dean Jefferys as he travel the world to seek out these Shamans and Animal Communicators. He will learn and refine the process of telepathic communication with animals and through this exchange allow these animals to express their reality and message to humanity. see the promo clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3BdwwM5cs0&feature=share&list=UUImlX1nCSnKGw6Uj1_U8riQ
to see extended version of whale contact http://youtu.be/cBNuyfwZen4 and my youtube channel with over 100 clips https://www.youtube.com/user/shaman1958

Finally “Shamans of the Amazon” is now available Pay Per View
This 52 minute documentary took me 5 years to make and was one of the first docos to be made about the ancient Ayahuasca ritual. It has become somewhat of a cult film on the subject and finally I have now made it available as a Pay Per View option for the opening price of $3.95 This also supports me to make another so if you have benifitted from seeing this doco already via one of the many pirated copies floating around how about gifting this PPV doco to a friend relative or Parent. Once you pay for it you receive an email of the special link to watch online. I will be uploading other films and music to this page so stay tuned. Click the link below to get instructions how to pay and download this amazing doco http://migaloo2.com/shamans-of-the-amazon-watch-2 to see a 7 min clip see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZpOXj6u78&feature=share&list=PL30D14A1387473FA8


Shamans of the Amazon is a personal account of Film-maker Dean Jefferys returning to the Amazon with his partner and one year old daughter. They journey deep into the heart of  the Ecuadorian rainforest to meet two Amazon Shamans and learn about and experience the ancient ayahuasca ritual. The film also shows how this hallucinogenic ritual is being adapted and used in western cultures.

Migaloo 2 Gets ready to join the Humpback whale migration to sail to Hervey Bay and the Great Barrier Reef.
Migaloo the white whale that Migaloo 2 marine conservation yacht was named after is due to pass by Byron Bay around the beginning of July which is about when I hope to be ready to join the migration for a few months. This year I want to use Migaloo 2 to help raise awareness about the alternatives to shark nets and show the destructive practice of shark baiting. Every years many marine creatures including whales and dolphins get caught and die in shark nets along the east coast of Australia. They are unnessecary and have to go. WA has been baiting and culling sharks this year after a number of fatalities and has killed hundreds of tiger sharks that have not killed anyone in Australia. So Migaloo 2 and I plan to work with a number of groups in QLD to raise these issues.
I also plan to video and live stream activities music and connections with whales over the 4 month journey so stay tuned on what will be an amazing trip. I should be in Hervey Bay over August and September. I have some great crew and musos already coming on board yet there is still some oportunities to join us onboard for the right people. Email me to get more info and what is required. To see more info on the projects migaloo 2 has already been on and see some amazing footage of connecting with whales see http://migaloo2.com/

One of the aims this year is to expand on and deepen communication techneks with the whales. Dr Didge gave me a slide didgerido and we have a hydrophone on board so anything is possible. I also want to shoot a pilot video and some footage for my exciting new doco “The Whale Whisperers” I also plan to visit Lady Musgrave in the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy this world heritage wonderland. If you want to come and help me get migaloo 2 ready in Brunswick Harbor contact me. Maybe able to trade some work on the boat for sailing time.deanjefferys@gmail.com

Migaloo 2 Campaign Launch 2014 Films, Music, Celebration.
Come celebrate the Campaign Launch of Migaloo 2 for 2014. I will be showing some short films I’ve shot on Migaloo 2 with the whales over the last years as well as a short inspiring film on the Bentley Blockade I shot over the last 2 months out there. Other Shorts include recent activities of the Sea Shepherds in the Antarctic, Sharks, Promo clip of my new film “ The Whale Whisperers”
Talks by Dean JefferysHowie Cooke Surfers For Cetaceans (S4C) Nicole McLachlan Stop Shark Cull QLD, Friends of India, Giving it Back,  Rep from CSG. Music still to be announced. It will be a Victory Celebration for everything we have achieved for future generations and other species. This event will be lived streamed from www.migaloo2.com This is also the launch of my crowd funding campaign for my new film “ The Whale Whisperers” see http://pozi.be/thewhalewhisperers?ra=31203

At Kulcha Jam 1 Acacia St Byron Industrial Estate, Saturday, 28th June, 5pm $10 Chai and Food available. To get updates of the gig see my FB site https://www.facebook.com/dean.jefferys.5
This event will be Live Streamed from www.migaloo2.com

Big thanks to Ray Thorpe Founder of Happy Herb Company for being the major sponsor of migaloo 2. Seehttp://happyherbcompany.com/ Check other great sponsors below

Tax deductable Status for “The Whale Whisperers”
I recently achieved Tax deductable Status through the Australian Documentary Foundation for my doco ”The Whale Whisperers” so if you want to right off some tax and donate to a Documentary that will make a difference in the way we see and treat animals email me for details.

Protect the Dolphins  
September 1st is the beginning of dolphin killing season in Japan unless we stop it. Global actions are planned and we will live stream actions from around the world via google hangout on www.migaloo2.com all day on Sep 1st. I plan to do ceremony again for and with the dolphins on migaloo 2 in Hervey Bay on the day.

Live Streaming and Media equipment needed
MIgaloo 2 and Dean need some Live Streaming and media equipment to be able to get  more info to you and the world. For the full list of media needs see my Crowd Funding site at pozible below. While filming and Live streaming at the Bentley Blockade I could see areas for improvment of quality and reliability. I have been working with tech legend, MKG for over 9 years live streaming with the whales. Now it is more important than ever to have this latest high teck broadcast live streaming gear so I can bring to you and the world the lastest ground breaking events. If 800 police and 5000 protectors faced off I had borrowed gear to stream live yet that gear may not be available or be appropriate next time there is a blockade or need for instant media access depending on reseption available. So I need to by my own gear and also livestream with the whales, musicians and celebrities from Hervey Bay. With this gear I will be able to link with other groups around the world doing marine or CSG actions and co-ordinate live streaming from each location on the same day. Its around $7000 to set up. The Revolution will be televised if i can buy this gear….  http://pozi.be/thewhalewhisperers?ra=31203

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A big thanks to our SPONSORS

HAPPY HERB COMPANY – for the awesome new sails and Migaloo 2′s upgradeS

RAINBOW POWER COMPANY – the solar panels powering us everyday

RAYMARINE – for course computer for auto pilot 

GOLD COAST SAILMAKERS – a 10% discount and fast delivery to get us sailing on schedule

MULLUM MAC – the fab new HD Camera Drone for filming

G4 LED LIGHTS – bulbs and electrical fittings

& all the people who contribute with their love & support

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A huge thanks to our main sponsor – Happy Herb Company owner and Migaloo 2 co-owner, Ray Thorpe. http://happyherbcompany.com/

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PATH TO WHALE FREEDOM

PATHWAY TO WHALE FREEDOM by Dean Jefferys 4-4-2014

While watching the International Court of Justice, ICJ, give its verdict that meant the Japanese whalers would no longer be shooting exploding harpoons into my whale friends in the Antarctic I screamed so loud I though someone might call the police. For over 10 years myself and millions of people around the world have been wondering how is it possible that these magnificent creatures of the ocean are still being killed under the blatant lie of “scientific research” This lie, that resulted in over 10000 whales being killed is finally exposed in the Highest Court on this Planet Ocean. This is a major victory for the whales and a huge step forward in humanities evolution. Japan may choose to keep killing whales in the northern hemisphere yet a precedent has been set and if they do, other northern hemisphere countries can challenge Japan in the ICJ again and most likely win.

o what a feelingSo how did this ICJ case and this huge power shift come about? Around ten years ago local Byron Filmmaker and Whale activist Mick McIntyre who was then working for IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare as the Director for the Asia Pacific region commissioned a report with some lawyers on the feasibility of taking Japan to the ICJ. Although a positive outcome looked promising no government wanted to upset the Japanese Government even though it was obvious that this is what the Australian public really wanted. Mick presented the ICJ case report to Kevin Rudd in 2007 who could see that public opinion wanted more action on whales and could see his election chances improving if he took on Peter Garret and the ICJ case. The rest is history. So everyone who sent an email to the PM, voted for Labor or the Greens in 2007, signed and forwarded an anti whaling petition, threw money in a Sea Shepherd tin, bought and wore a tee shirt, traveled to the Antarctic on a Sea Shepherd ship, protested at the Japanese Consulate in Brisbane, boycotted Japanese products, spoke to their friends and family about whaling and did so many other things around the world, all contributed to the outcome of this ICJ case. People power at its best.

 

People have asked me do you think Japan will really stop or just try to find another loophole to squeeze through. My response and true feeling is whaling is over for Japan. This is the ruling many if not most Japanese have been waiting for. I’m sure the Japanese consulate in Brisbane is one of many Japanese diplomats and citizens that will be happy not to be associated with this blatant lie the government has been running and also to disassociate themselves with the cruel practice of killing Whales. It is also a face saving way to exit whaling as for the last 5 years Sea Shepherds activities that have stopped Japan killing thousands of whales has meant every year Japan looses millions of dollars and the Government continues to subsidize whaling. Now Japan can say they are good global citizens by obeying the ICJ ruling and that they are not stopping whaling because Sea Shepherd made whaling financially unviable. Credit due here to Paul Watson and all the Sea Shepherd crew and volunteers for being relentless and keeping the pressure up.

 

Later that night after celebrating the ruling on Face book as I lay in bed with waves of euphoria drifting over me I could feel the whales of Planet Ocean take a deep breath of relief. Yet I felt their deep breath wasn’t for their own species it was for us. They are grateful that humanity has reached this stage in our evolution where humans no longer wish to kill Whales and Dolphins and have taken the necessary action to reflect this desire. We are now fast approaching the time where humanity must respect all the creatures of the ocean and the land for the intelligent beings they are and not kill them for food or enslave them in cages or aquariums for our entertainment.

 

At 5 am the morning of the ICJ verdict I was with over 1000 people gathered at Bentley CSG protect to stop Metagasgo establishing an exploration well. The police where too out numbered to turn up. Images of the rich elite and the rebelling underclass workers in the movie “Hunger Games” came flooding into my mind. This is the time we say no to greedy Governments and Corporations that are set on exploiting, destroying and poisoning our land and water and killing the Planets animals and oceans. Enough is enough. The events of last Monday the 31st of March 2014 gave me great faith in humanity that we are at the tipping point where anything is possible. We just need to see and believe this change will happen and do what is necessary. Don’t say the rig will get through eventually, don’t say animals will always be in captivity, see what is possible, see all the dolphins and whales and sharks swimming free, the factory farms closing, the ancient forests standing strong, the rivers running free and clean, renewable energy replacing fossil fuels, people loving their brothers and sisters around the world free from greed and tyranny. It’s that or “Hunger Games” and I know what reality I want for my children.

Following are some pics from over the last 10 years with the whales

http://www.facebook.com/dean.jefferys.5/media_set?set=a.10152333818473501.1073741830.590968500&type=1

 

Japanese whalers told to stop killing whales. ICJ

Japanese whalers have been told to fuck off and stop killing whales in the Antarctic (not exactly in those words) by the highest court on this planet the . This is a major victory for the whales and a huge step forward in humanities evolution. I also just heard that police may not be going to the Bently CSG protest site straight away. We scared them off. MAJOR victories all round I am soooooooooooooooooooo happy for the whales humanity and earths future. Let me bath in this bliss for a while please great spirit. Now we can start opening to beeeeeing with the whales free from any threat whales may feel from humanity. Well this doesnt stop japan from killing whales outright still lots to do yet this is the biggest step forward since the monitorium. More details of the case to go over and Japan hasnt responded to anything yet but they will have to comply. Sea Shepherd can now use their ships to patrol other areas of the sea to protect other speacies. Maybe WA to help the sharks. Damn didnt get to go to the Antarctic with them. Yet im sooo happy. Congrats to everyone who has been working to bring awareness of whales out into humanity and pressured Kevin Rudd to do this ICJ case. Whales are GOD manifested on earth.

To hear the 1 and 1/2 hr verdict see http://www.icj-cij.org/presscom/multimedia.php?p1=6

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MEDIA RELEASE 29-8 2013 Ceremony for Dolphin and Whale Freedom Sep 1 in Hervey Bay

Media release  29-8 2013

Ceremony for Dolphin and Whale Freedom Sep 1 in Hervey Bay

Representatives from the Butchula Nation from Fraser Island will sail
with marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2 on Sunday 1st of September to
participate in a global action and ceremony for dolphin freedom. This
event will be Live Streamed on www.migaloo2.com from 11 am onwards. We
will be doing ceremony with local indigenous people of Fraser island
and Hervey Bay from conservation yacht migaloo 2 and the local
dolphins.

Migaloo 2 will be in Urangan marina from 2 pm friday 30th and
departing 9-30 am Sat 31st for Fraser island and Hervey bay. We will
be available for interviews, holding banners and doing some didgerido
playing for any media before we depart. To contact the skipper of
migaloo 2 Dean Jefferys phone 0467485903

For more info about this global day of action see link and info below

see  Dean Jefferys face book event link for the day
https://www.facebook.com/events/704404699574283/

Info from the main organisers Save Japan Dolphins
at https://www.eventleo.com/event/japan-dolphins-day-2013/ceremony-for-dolphin-freedom.whtml?cid=23691

Each year from September 1 to around the end of March, hundreds of
dolphins are slaughtered in Japan. Fishermen round them up using sound
barriers to disorient and herd the frantic pods out of their normal
migrations into hidden lagoons like the one featured in The Cove.

In some cases, individual dolphins which are deemed as being ‘show
quality’ (and, often, who look like Flipper, the iconic dolphin from
the 1960′s television series), are selected by trainers and sold for
upwards of $150,000 USD to marine mammal parks around the world, where
they will remain in captivity performing as circus acts for the rest
of their lives.

The remaining dolphins are then inhumanely killed. The butchered
dolphins are used for food, while the Japanese government
intentionally shelters people from the dangers of eating their
contaminated flesh. Consumers of dolphin meat run the risk of mercury
poisoning due to high levels of the toxin within the animals. Adding
to this danger, much of the pricier whale meat they purchase is
actually mislabeled toxic dolphin meat. While the Japanese government
defends dolphin hunting as part of their cultural heritage, this
tradition has serious health effects on its own people.

The more lucrative captive dolphin industry is the driving economic
force behind the dolphin slaughter in Taiji. In the U.S. alone,
dolphinariums represent an $8.4 billion industry. A dead dolphin
fetches a mere $600, as compared with the hundreds of thousands that
can be made from live ones. International law provides no protections
against the killing of dolphins, and other slaughters occur in places
outside of Japan. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) affords
no protections for 71 (out of 80, known) cetacean species, including
all dolphins and porpoises, which is why Japan and other countries can
legally kill them by the tens of thousands.

For the whales
Dean Jefferys

Another Whale tangled up in Shark nets

Another whale caught in shark nets yesterday 24th aug. Contact minister on FB to tell him  its time for the shark nets to go. https://www.facebook.com/JoelFitzgibbonMP and http://www.daff.gov.au/general-inquiries?query=daffpr
Please remove shark nets. They are killing whales and dolphins

Whale tangled in shark net Hervey BAy 18th Aug

Whale tangled in shark net Hervey BAy 18th Aug

Following is a link to a news story i sent in about a whale i saw dragging a shark net in hervey bay a few days ago. Apparently they cut a whale, from a shark net at kirra. could be the same one in my photo. Shame the media didnt mention my quote saying the shark nets have got to go. Guess its obvious except often media just report of the brave rescue by trained recuers and sea world vets yet sea world refuse to condemn the nets and people aren’t screaming yet for their removal, but if a human was killed by something everyone would scream to get rid of that something . Well shark nets are KILLING heaps of whales dolphins turtles dugons and friendly sharks. Time for shark nets to go and the creatures of the sea swim free. For more info see. www.migloo2.com
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/whale-dragging-a-net/1992013/

here is the link to probably the same whale getting trapped then released by humans http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/aug/14/humpback-whale-rescued-net-australia-video?CMP=dis_829

Whale spotted in Hervey Bay Tangled up in shark nets..Media Release 19.8.2013.
On Sunday 18th of August Skipper of Marine Conservation yacht Migaloo 2 Dean Jefferys spotted a young humpback whale tangled up in a shark net near Roonies Point in Hervey Bay. Jefferys said ” I was watching three humpback whales swim by when I noticed something green hanging of one of the whales body. I grabbed my binoculars and saw the remains of a shark net and floats trailing off his body. I recognised the shark nets as I nearly got caught up in them myself when I sail Migaloo 2 past Kirra on the Gold Coast a month ago and took a photo of them. Even though Im in Hervey Bay to promote marine conservation and I have been campaigning to get rid of shark nets for 3 years I never thought I would actually see a whale tangled up in ashark net. I followed the tangled up whale in my zodiac for 20 minutes to monitor its condition and see if it needed help but it seemed to be swimming ok. I didnt want to cause more stress so I took some photos and sadly left it to an uncertain fate. I contacted a representative from the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing who said they would keep an ear out for further sightings and if required contact representative who are trained in shark net removal from Noosa. Every year many humpback whales and other important marine life die in these shark nets which are installed to satisfy the fear created from the Jaws Movie. Unfortunately there are still people who capitalise from fear of sharks even though someone has more chance of dieing from a coke machine falling on them then being attached by a shark. ”

Skipper of Migaloo 2, Dean Jefferys said, “Shark nets are purely cosmetic to convince tourists they are “safe”. The nets do not protect anything at all – sharks can swim over, under, and around the nets. Most sharks and other marine life die inside the nets trying to get back to sea from the shore and the by catch is enormous. From 1960 and 1990 shark nets entangled 216 dolphins, 2140 turtles, 552 dugongs including many migrating humpback. They should be removed immediately to prevent more needless marine deaths. 29 whales have been caught in shark nets since 2000; of those 26 have been successfully freed. Some are not found and die slowly from suffocation or wounds from the nets. Last migration season six whales were tangled, the worst season in recent years. The Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries in WA said recently, shark nets don’t work and just endanger whales and kill unintended marine life which in turn attract sharks.”

Dean Jefferys is planning to do a ceremony with the local Aboriginal Butchulla people on September the first as part of a global protest to stop Japan from commencing with its dolphin killing season which normally starts on that day. For more information and to follow Migaloo 2 s campaign see http://migaloo2.com/

Anyone who spots a whale or other marine animal tangled in fishing gear or shark netting can call the 24-hour Shark Hotline on 1800 806 891. While your their tell Queensland Shark Control program manager Jeff Krause time for the shark nets to go. Also or better let the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Member for Hunter, know that its time for the shark nets to go, .at https://www.facebook.com/JoelFitzgibbonMP

Ceremony for Dolphin Freedom Sep 1 Live Streamed

Join us in spirit, physically or in cyberspace in Ceremony and to celebrate Dolphin Freedom on Sep 1st at 11 am This event will be Live Streamed on this page and at www.migaloo2.com from 11 am onwards. We will be doing ceremony with local indigenous people of Fraser island from conservation yacht migaloo 2 and the local dolphins.

If you are involved in an action on this day for the dolphins let me know and i will invite you to the google hangout and live stream your event here as well. Ive been in Hervey Bay with the whales for a month now on migaloo 2 with two to go yeah. Having amazing connection with the whales and dolphins. It’s like they really want us to get it and are coming close. Read more about migaloo 2s projects and keep Informed and subscribe at www.migaloo2.com

to see a video of last years ceremony on sep first 2012 see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRC0OMtg4gU

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Migaloo 2 Newsletter

Click the following link to see our first newsletter from Hervey Bay with the whales

Migaloo 2 Newsletter – Sailing the Winds of Change 2013

Migaloo 2, 2013 Launch, Films, Music,Talks, Live Stream,

  • Kulcha Jam Sunday 30th June 5 PM $15 One Acacia St Byron Industrial Estate.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/468986929855868/
  • Come celebrate the safe return of our cousins from the ocean the whales and also join me in this year’s campaign 
    launch of marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2. Migaloo 2 will be sailing north with the Humpback whale migration the following week to play with and record their songs and make a documentary series call “Sailing the Winds of Change”. 

    FILMS: See the Premier Screening of last years epic sailing journey/campaign/film from Byron to Cairns “Sailing 2012 and Beyond” CSG videos
    Sea Shepherd Antarctic campaign shorts with Paul Watson
    LIVE STREAM interview from International Court 
    of Justice: Australia against Japanese Whaling.
    MUSIC Muz Kyle, Tarshito Musicbliss and Focus dreamtime didge fusion music and more
    TALKS
    Dean Jefferys, migaloo 2, Howie Cooke Surfers 4 Cetaceans, Ashera Hart on sound frequencies with whales and dolphins. Gordon Frazer on stopCSG party

    I will also be launching my POZIBLE Crowd Funding Campaign launch for Migaloo 2 with video. I will have the link to take campaign shortly and it will be on www.migaloo2.com

    FOOD : Vegetarian Dinner and Chai available

    Kulcha Jam Sunday 30th June 5 PM $15 One Acacia St Byron Industrial Estate. 

    This is a fundraising event for this year’s Migaloo 2 mission with the whales. see some of last years journey here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ4isra5cXE

    LIVE STREAMING
    If you live out of the area or can’t make it don’t worry…
    This event will be live streamed live from a window on this site from 5 PM on the 30th.

    Stay tuned in with the activities and live streaming from migaloo 2 over the next 4 months and subscribe to and visit www.migaloo2.com

    Psychic /Auric reader
    And on a completely unrelated issue for those who may be at cross roads in business, relationship or life and may want to seek some deep guidance on them selves or current decisions Id like to recommend a person that has helped me see my direction and campaign strategies clearer . She is Dominique and my partner of two years. She is a psychic /auric reader and the accuracy of her readings continues to blow me away. Im not entirely sure how she does it yet she somehow can read your auric field and see your path and your lessons. The reading go for one and a half to two hours and she can do it via a skype call on the internet. Following is a link to her new FB page i convinced her to set up so she can offer her talents and help those who want it.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/4-a-New-Humanity/162715910576100?fref=ts

     

James Price Point Gas hub stopped

 James Price Point solidarity smoking cerimony

James Price Point solidarity smoking cerimony

Yiipppeeeee. Just heard a report on the ABC that Woodside petrolium was about to make an announcement that they are going to pull out of constructing the huge Gas hub development at James Price Point in the Kimberlies. Congratulations to everyone who worked and gave energy to creating this result. This are is also a breeding area for humpback whales and this is a great victory for all the whales that will be born in this wilderness area. woooooohhooooooo See the clip of the James Price Point solidarity smoking cerimony we did on migaloo 2 with Goombalar in hervey bay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRC0OMtg4gU&list=UUImlX1nCSnKGw6Uj1_U8riQ&index=15

Support Paul Watson stop Japans extradition

Time to support Paul Watson getting permanent residency/citizenship and an Australian Passport and stop Japans extradition attempt. Following are email contacts for Australian Politicians definitely worth an email, around byron email  justine.elliot.mp@aph.gov.au and Tony Bourke Tony.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au plus PM and others.
In response to The Australian Federal Police who are expected to raid the Sea Shepherd ships on their return to Australia, please voice your support for Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crews and request they be welcomed back to port as heroes. Email contacts: http://australia.gov.au/directories/contact-parliamentpetitions and twitter addresses here:http://thetaijilist.blogspot.com/2013/03/lets-support-sea-shepherd-with-action.html?spref=tw
Photo: In response to The Australian Federal Police who are expected to raid the Sea Shepherd ships on their return to Australia, please voice your support for Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crews and request they be welcomed back to port as heroes. Email contacts: http://australia.gov.au/directories/contact-parliament  petitions and twitter addresses here: http://thetaijilist.blogspot.com/2013/03/lets-support-sea-shepherd-with-action.html?spref=tw

For some ideas here is a letter from a Sea Shepherd supporter

Dear Prime Minister,
I am writing to you to plead with you for the safe passage of Captain Paul Watson, to arrest this man would be a travesty of justice, look at all the good he has done in his 40+ years of dedication and service to the oceans has saved countless lives in those 40 years, this whole Red Notice against him is solely politically and financially motivated. If you arrest him and he is sent to Japan you know he will die custody because can you honestly say that the Yakuza will not kill him while he is behind bars? You and I both know what he represents to the Japanese Whaling Industry and how desperate they would be to silence him forever, he was, is and always will be the heart and soul of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, he is our leader and our Captain, h e deserves to be free, please, please I am imploring you to not hand him over to the enemy, I beg you to feel my urgency, my passion for the organization I am a part of,the man who is our leader and without him Sea Shepherd would not have been born, nor our oceans be safe from the relentless raping of it by whalers, please do the right thing and grant Captain Paul Watson asylum and safe passage to Australia.