"An NPA-led city hall will put our wild orcas, porpoises, seals and sea lions, birds, salmon and more at risk, for what? Money. It's the same reason they want to see whales imprisoned at Vancouver Aquarium forever. Because people are making money off them."
Daviduk, a tireless animal defender and veteran of several Sea Shepherd campaigns, was one of the Cove Guardians who narrowly escaped the 2011 tsunami. She says that, like Taiji, the Vancouver election shows that the fight for captive whales and dolphins is also a fight for their wild brothers and sisters.
"Whether it's wild whales or captive ones, people need to understand it is the same fight," she says. "We are fighting the same people, motivated by the same thing – greed. What it comes down to is that we're fighting to fix our broken relationship with nature."
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