Welcome to Call of the Cove’s Youth page. Change begins with each new generation. Please note that the content on this page does not have any graphic images. If there are any graphic images on external links, we will provide a warning in bold. We encourage you to share this page with the youth in your life, whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, teacher, or a young person yourself.
FEATURED CALL TO ACTION (Takes less than 3 minutes)
Click here to submit a complaint to Mattel. Urge them to stop selling Barbie dolls that promote the captive dolphin industry. Products include but are not limited to Barbie I Can Be… Dolphin Trainer; Barbie I Can Be: A SeaWorld Trainer Doll Play Set; and Barbie I Can Be Splash and Spin Dolphin Trainer Doll.
Please sign this Change.org petition and share it with your friends: Mattel (Barbie): Stop selling the Barbie doll ‘Dolphintrainer’
Cove Guardian Nicole McLachlan’s In Our Hands Project
“The In Our Hands project involves the education of younger generations on the importance of educating yourself on marine conservation issues. The project aims to reach out to and inspire young people to become active in environmental conservation. The project sets out to encourage the importance of safeguarding the natural environment in the hope for a more sustainable future.” Click here to learn how you can participate.
WATCH AND SHARE
Kids Speak Out Against Dolphin Captivity PSA
Ben’s Taiji Dolphin Slaughter Story
Timelapse Kids Ocean Day Hong Kong 2012
This Girl’s SoapBox…
Click here to read Elora Malama West’s blog. In 2010, 16-year-old Elora traveled with her father, Scott West of Sea Shepherd, to Taiji, Japan. She returned in 2011 and 2012. Please note: There are graphic images on this blog.
Dolfijnenkind (Dolphin Child)
The children’s book series Dolfijnenkind (Dolphin Child) by Patrick Lagrou, are published in Dutch by Clavis. The first 5 books are about adventures with dolphins. The 6th book, “Red de dolfijnen!” is about Taiji, and the 7th book is about mistreated dolphins in a Florida dolphinarium. The 1st book has been translated into French. The first 2 books have been translated into English. The first 5 books have been translated into German. The 6th and 7th books have not yet been translated into other languages.
CALL TO ACTION: Please ask the publisher, Clavis, to translate the series into other languages. Click here for Clavis USA e-mail addresses.
Dolfijnenkind (Dolphin Child) Book Links:
Original Dutch: Dolfijnenkind
English: Born Among the Dolphins – Amazon.com (USA) and Monster of the Deep – Fantasticfiction.co.uk
German: Insel der Delfine – buecher.de
Francais: L’enfant dauphin – booknode.com
Click here to visit Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s Kidzone website, full of child-friendly educational information, news, action items, and more.
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