Heidi CoonTaiji bloody business
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Taiji bloody business
By Heidi Coon

Always remember

September

For dolphins, a harbinger

Of danger

Cetacean murder

Taiji

Once again

The gates of hell are open

Dolphin bane

Eternal bloodstain

Disregard of life, profane

Japanís shame

Six months a year

Hatagiri bay, a place to fear

Pods of migrating dolphins appear

September through March

The open killing cove arch

The killing seasonÖ

Whatís their reason?

Money

Taiji

They see

Money

Death haunts the cove, serene

Dolphins killed brutally

Taken captive inhumanly

Entertainment industry

Big, big money

Japanís dolphin drive

Where the worlds aquariums come to buy

Shopping for wild dolphins

Starved & penned

Sold into captivity

For life condemned

Taijiís black secret

Is a bright Red Sea

The blood of the innocents bleed

Murderers butcher dolphin families

Their cold eyes, glazed over with greed

The killing cove, bloodstained water

Mothers & babies slaughtered

The blood Red Sea

Dolphins murdered in Taiji

bloody money

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