Sunday, April 28, 2013

Whaling is genocide of a highly intelligent species

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Let's get it straight - whaling is GENOCIDE of a highly intelligent species that just isn't us. Let's all start labelling commercial whaling for what it is. Judge Kowalski, who recently labeled Paul Watson as a criminal should be ashamed - his parents were holocaust survivors, and the genocide of commercial whaling is a holocaust of another highly intelligent species. He is known to be arrogant, but his meaager legal mind is not large enough to understand there are other intelligent species on Planet Earth. Whales are at the top of the list. As a professional sea kayaker I've had several whale and dolphin conversations. None were arrogant and all were more intelligent than Kowalski.

The Japanese are no strangers to Genocide, so they just don't care. How many Japanese are even aware of their atrocities in World War II and the decade leading up to it - the Rape of Nanjing (and the invasion of China), Medical War Crimes, Kamikazi attacks, Banzai attacks, chemical warfare, and the list goes on. Whaling and dolphin kills are merely an extension of this society, which has difficulty in identifying these issues because they aren't even in Japan's textbooks. .

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Monday, April 22, 2013

I promise to be good

John Gray is clearly a special person, the food is great and everything else.

For me it was when my 5 year old child turned to me and said "Daddy I promise to be good forever if I can go in 2 more caves".

Reluctantly we were on our way home so next time we have promised to camp out on the beach but only if they are good.....

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

An email from a guest of the Sunset

An email John gray received after a Hong by Starlight trip he made with some guests

This email is to congratulate you all on a fantastic tour. We spent 9 says in Phuket and did many tours. Your was by far the most interactive, personal, 1 on 1 amazing experience by far. 

Charlie was our guide and I can not say enough good things about him ! He went out of his way to educate us,show us and make us feel special. He was very genuine and kind. He did many over and above things for us including the offering we made to float. He brought flowers from home to make it look special and put extra candles for us to have extra happiness.

I helped him pick rubbish from the beautiful waters as I felt his pain in soiling such a beautiful surrounding.

All around the tour was our last before departing and left us with an unforgettable impression.

Please ensure this feedback gets to him and as a customer service manager of 230 staff, he would be an asset to my company and I would pay him any figure to work for me.

Again thank you for an amazing tour.


Sent from my iPhone
Nathen French
Store Manager
Pasadena Foodland

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Aquarium's importing wild beluga whales = prison

The petition says it all. 

Ceraceans should stay in the sea. They are highly intelligent and deserve the same rights as humans. This does NOT include being jailed for life - they did not commit a crime. 

That responsibility belongs to the captors and the Georgia Aquarium.

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

A baby elephant in Khao Sok

We returned from a long paddle in North-West Khao Sok National Park to find "Kanklauy",
a darling 7-year old Asian Elephant hanging around the National Park Station.

Abandoned by his parents at an 'early age' Kanklauy may be habituated but certainly not a tame wild elephant.

This meant that we so we kept out distance as we kayaked and swam together - getting close enough to enjoy the feeling but far enough to be safe. 

Elephants are surprisingly quick. Stand next to a wild one and it can stomp before you can react, but this sweetheart is so much fun we played together until KanKlauy tired of the game and returned to wrestling with the wild bamboo. It was a magical few privileged minutes - something most people will never know.

Khop Khun Mak Khrap, Kanklauy! We will miss you until we meet again!,

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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