On March 11 2011, a Major 8.9 earthquake struck of the coast of northeast Japan. The earthquake was followed by a deadly tsunami that has devastated the northeastern prefecture of Miyagi. Many aftershocks are still shaking the country, and the threat of tsunami's are not over for Japan. The death toll is feared to be in the thousands. Rescue crews are having a hard time getting to the worst hit areas. A refinery fire broke out sending flames and black smoke high into the air. And fear of a nuclear plant leaking radiation, due to cooling problems has became a large concern.
I would like to take this time to say that our family is praying for everyone in Japan. Just as we do not want animals to die, we do not want people to die either. We may be against what some people in Japan do, but we would never wish or want what Japan is experiencing to happen to anyone. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost loved ones.
I would also like to take this time to say our prayers go out to 6 American/Canadian activist who were on the ground in Iwate reporting the slaughter of Dall's in northern Japan. These activist are from Sea Shepherd, Save Japan Dolphins, and Taiji Action Group. No one has been able to contact them since right after the quake. From the last video we know that at least 3 of them were up on large cliff over looking the water. Although we are sure they are ok, its hard to not be worried. But we are sure that they are just fine and are helping out anyone and everyone they can.
Again, our hearts go out to all those effected by this tragic event. I know that we have a few regular followers in Japan, and would like to know you are all ok.