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Taiji - 28 November to 13 December 2012
The horror occurring in Taiji is the result of the continuation for the demand for wild-caught dolphins in captive facilities around the world. The only way for the captures and killings to stop for good worldwide is for people to realise the detriment that they are causing by supporting the exploitation of marine mammals in captivity.
Thank you to all of our supporters for their hand in funding this trip. Proceeds from the Ocean Guardian campaign have gone towards this great cause. We are already planning the trip to Taiji for 2013 and have a super t-shirt design instore.
Click on the image on the right to be taken to the Taiji gallery.
Mr Angola - 26 July 2016
No More Suffering was contacted in connection with Mr Angola doing a tour of African countries and visiting various charities. NMS met Mr Angola and his team at Irwin Animal Rescue Centre in Walkerville, where he got a tour of the kennels and spent some time with the dogs. They have over 150 dogs at the shelter in desperate need of a forever home. Please support them where you are able.
Conscious Screening - 4 July 2016
No More Suffering hosted their first 'Conscious Screening' of 'Behind the Maks' at Conscious 108 in Greenside. 20 people attended the screening. Hotdogs, popcorn and drinks were available as well as the usual delicious food at this trendy vegan restaurant.
Paws4Love Market - 12 June 2016
No More Suffering hosted their second cruelty-free Paws4Love market at Pirates in Greenside. Vendors from animal welfare organisations like Irwins, Vervet Monkey Foundation and Fur Free SA attended. There were food stalls making delicious vegan food. Mireille and Clara from GREEK TIME Dance Company, As I Knew, and JP entertained visitors with dancing and music. A great day was had by all despite the freezing weather.
Empty The Tanks - 7 May 2016
On the 7th May, No More Suffering went down to Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal to support the worldwide Empty The Tanks campaign. Supporters met at Ushaka Marine World, where they spoke to passers by about captivity and handed out educational flyers.
After the event, they went to Brian Boswell Circus, which was also in KZN, to do a mini protest against the cruelty involved with the animals in circuses.
Ocean Odyssey - 21 April 2016
In April, founder Tricia Davis, facilitated a trip to Ponta do Ouro to help the group learn more about how to protect the Oceans and spend time connecting with the beings that live within her. Thom Luhning, international animal and nature listener and communicator, was co facilitator.
No More Suffering hopes to host this event yearly.
Dolphin Awakenings - 18th March 2015 (Ponta D'Ouro, Mozambique)
In search of a deep spiritual awakening, No More joined Tiziana Marsh and Diana K (Sundancer) on this most profound journey of soul.
Ponta d'Ouro ('Point of Gold') named after the golden sunrises over the Indian Ocean, is a quaint village perched on the southern tip of Mozambique and is known worldwide for its friendly and playful dolphins. These beautiful creatures of the sea are quite a phenomenon as, although not fed nor coerced, choose to come and play with us. Amongst them there are some that we call conscious interactors.
Paws4Love Market - 3 March 2016
No More Suffering hosted their first cruelty-free Paws4Love Market at Pirates in Greenside. Vendors from animal welfare organisations like Ban Animal Trading, Rabbit Care SA and Beauty Without Cruelty attended. There were food stalls making delicious vegan food. Gypsy Rhythms and JP entertained visitors with belly dancing and music. A great day was had by all.
World Love For Dolphins Day - 14th February 2015 (Japanese Embassy, Pretoria)
WORLD LOVE for DOLPHIN DAY - February 13, 2015. No More participated in the Walk Against Captivity in support of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Supporters Worldwide at “World Love for Dolphins Day".
We are the voice of the voiceless.
Ban Zim Animal Trading Protest - 19 December 2014 (Zimbabwean Consulate)
A peaceful demonstration was held against the capture and export of Animals from Zimbabwe to a life of cruelty, confinement, and captivity.So far 36 baby elephants between the ages of 2 ½ and 5 years old, 7 lions and about 10 sable antelope have been rounded up at gunpoint for shipping, and are being held in bomas. Many will not survive the trip, and if they do, will face lifelong misery, suffering and abuse. A bad time of the year for us, but a lifetime of enslavement for them.
Bedfordview Primary Talk - 28th November 2014
We had the honour of speaking to about 400 children at Bedfordview Primary School on 28th November 2014 on the captivity of our beautiful dolphins and the work that Sea Shepherd volunteers do on the ground in Taiji and the Faroe Islands. It was especially heart-warming for Tricia Davis to be standing in front of the school speaking to the pupils as a guest speaker having been a pupil at the school many years ago. It was an emotional talk having just heard the news of Yuki, the third white dolphin to be captured, and remaining Rissos dolphin family had been viciously murdered in the killing cove of Taiji just hours before the talk.
The focal point of the talk was about captivity and in light of the holiday season approaching we hope that the pupils gained enough knowledge from this talk to stay away from dolphin shows this season as millions around the world flock to their holiday destinations.
Bikers for Orcas - 14th June 2014
Bikers for Orcas is an international charity that organises bike rides all over the world for orcas in captivity. A screening of Black Fish was shown at Grand Slam Sports Diner in Edenvale. This charity bike ride raised awareness for marine life in captivity.
Dolphins and Divine Beauty - 11th to 16th April 2014
Tricia joined Diana Kumst and Tiziana Marsh for this deep yet light-hearted and sacred journey with the dolphins of Ponta d'Oura. They made time for inner work and transformational healing to enhance a deep connection with their authentic selves and all that is, added to which they had loads of fun, laughter and time to relax. With rejuvenated heart and soul they discovered tranquillity, inner peace and connected with the friendly dolphins of Ponta.
Speak Street Theatre - Ongoing
Speak! (the Society for People, Environment, and Animal Kindness) consists of a group of like-minded South Africans to whom ethical treatment by people of other people, the environment and animals are of paramount importance in our quest to make the world a better place for all. We focus on mainly two areas: education and street theatre, the later aiming at educating through entertainment. Our "happenings" highlight the horrors of puppy mills and supplements the current campaign against pet shops and puppy mills run by Beauty Without Cruelty.
Please contact Anneke at email@example.com for more information.
Ocean Watch Awareness Campaign - 21 September 2013 (uShaka Marine World)
Funeral March for the Seals Of Nam - 20th July 2013
Irwin Animal Rescue Centre - 6th June 2013
Durban Protest Against Marine Mammal Captivity - 25th May 2013
This was the second demonstration held outside Ushaka against marine mammals in captivity and was hosted by Ocean Watch South Africa.
The aim of the event was to educate the public on the plight of marine mammals in captivity, raise awareness and to put pressure on Ushaka Marine World to respond to our Memorandum of Grievances. The Memorandum of Grievances asks that Ushaka to play a more educational role in the plight of marine mammals in captivity, to prevent further dolphins being caught in the wild for captivity, to no longer breed dolphins for captivity, no longer allow loud music and entertainment after 8pm and provide a retirement plan for Gambit and Frodo and other captive dolphins as they reach retirement age.
BWC Johannesburg Protest Against Brian Boswell Circus - 4th May 2013
International 269life Event - 21st March 2013
March 21st is The International day of struggle for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day in 1933 the first Nazi concentration camp was completed in Dachau Germany.
On this date in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa anti-apartheid demonstrations began. About 20 000 black demonstrators took to the streets in protest. Police opened fire resulting in the injury of 180 protesters and the deaths of 69. March 21st is therefore an important and symbolic day in the fight against discrimination and oppression.
It is time to realize that these horrific acts full of suffering are not the prerogative of humans; they relate to all living creatures. Creatures who feel pain just like us and yet we treat them as different and separate from us. We should finally assume full responsibility for our behavior and to end the cycle of abuse to both humans and animals. 269 is the number of the largest Holocaust in the history of the Earth. Join us and show evidence of your compassion for animals and the fight against human laziness, apathy and ignorance.
This event was held on the 21st of March (which was a public holiday) at the Ernest Ullman Park Recreation Centre. People showed their solidarity and support by getting Vegan ink tattoos.
Details (Business Cards)
Johannesburg Protest Against Seal Clubbing - 15th March 2013
Global Taiji Action Day for Dolphins Pretoria - 22 February 2013
Each year from September until March/April thousands of dolphins are herded into the killing cove in Taiji, Japan. Families broken, souls tortured and lives destroyed. The dolphins cannot speak, lobby or protest for themselves. This is up to us. We are their own HOPE. They are gone but not forgotten.
A peaceful International Day of Protest was held outside the Japanese Embassy in Baines Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria to show support for our dolphin friends.
Travel Expo Protest for The Seals of Nam - 16th and 17th February 2013
Animal Rights Day - 26th January 2013
This event was held on the 26th January at Greenside High School, a
collaborative effort between three friends in highlighting awareness on
our voiceless companions.
Veg Pride - 10 Nov 2012
On Saturday, 10 November, Beauty Without Cruelty had its very first Veg Pride in Joburg ~ all fun! Everyone came dressed up - some as vegetables, others wearing veggies around their necks or on their heads. Everyone helped to make this event a success! We are sure the Joburg event will be bigger and better next year, soon rivalling the popular Cape Town event.
Ultimate Animal Fundraiser - 4 August 2012
The third annual Ultimate Animal Fundraiser was held on the 4th August 2012 at Hugo's Place in Kyalami. This event was a huge success with support from various sponsors, celebrities and everyone who came through on the day. Live bands and entertainment made it a great day all round.
Green Options Day - 28 July 2012
Shanthi Sanctuary hosted their first Green Options Day at the centre on 28th July 2012 where 6 talks were given on Eco-Friendly topics. Tricia gave a talk on "How Animals Keep Us Green" and raised funds for No More by selling merchandise.
Anti-Fur Flash Mob - 22 July 2012
Sunday 22nd July saw the first flash mob organised by SPEAK in collaboration with Fur Free SA in Rosebank. One of the members wore a faux fur jacket while another spraypainted it at a given moment. Activists wore SPEAK t-shirts while six members wore special shirts which together created "Fur is so 2000 and late". This flash mob was intended to bring awareness to the man and woman on the street and generated a lot of public interest. You can read some of the news articles that were written about it in the gallery.