The Second Annual Dolphin Rally was held on September 20, 2006 in front of the Japanese Embassy in downtown Washington D.C. In stark contrast to last year's event, the weather was perfect. In true form, we had placards, banners and signs in English and Japanese highlighting the atrocities of the dolphin drive hunts. Foam dolphin headdresses made for a carnival atmosphere. All who attended made sure that their voices were heard loud and clear to demonstrate their disgust at the horrific drive hunts in Japan.
In attendance were students, locals on their lunch hour, retirees and other concerned citizens. The highlight of the event was an appearance by veteran animal advocate, Dr. Lee Talbot and his wife, Martha, who came to march and chant. Dr. Talbot was instrumental in designing the US Marine Mammal Protection Act and was the recipient of the 1974 AWI Albert Schweitzer medal. The medal was presented to Dr. Talbot for his successful fight against the spread of cruel poisons on federal lands. Dr. Talbot is a true friend to the animal welfare movement and we were honored that he and Mrs. Talbot came to our event.
Thanks to all for making this year's rally a huge success! See you next year!
For those of you that could not attend, please take a moment and write to these Japanese officials and tell them ENOUGH is ENOUGH!