Elora West’s Ant City: A Cove Guardian Interview. From September to November of 2010, thousands of us followed Elora’s Malama West’s daily posts on her blog A Teenage Activist: This Girl’s Soap Box.
She wrote from Taiji, Japan, where she went to protest the dolphin slaughters depicted in the Oscar winning documentary The Cove. She and her father, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society‘s Scott West, spent three months at The Cove documenting the barbaric evils of the dolphin hunters. I am honored that she granted me this brief interview. I am honored to know that our next generation is in good hands. Holise: We know that you went to Taiji for a school project, yet you became an international icon. Elora: Well, I can’t say I really grasped what was going on. I was not expecting anything like this at all! I wasn’t expecting a following so quickly, much less at all! Once I realized what was going on, having this following meant a lot to me. Holise: Is it true that you have been a vegan all of your life? Holise: The hunting season ended early. Interview with Elora West: Teen Animal Activist.
Elora Malama West is a teen activist who loves animals, and took her love for them to the next level when she began working for animals’ rights at the age of sixteen.
I got the chance to talk to her about her animal rights activism, and I learned that we can take our love and passion and turn it into action. Liz: How old were you when you started getting into animal activism? Elora: I was 16. My dad brought home the movie Sharkwater by Rob Stewart when I was 15, and it completely changed my perspective of the world. BLUE FREEDOM: watching the cove: an exclusive interview with Elora Malama West.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Elora Malama West about her experience in Taiji, monitoring the cove.
We so appreciate her taking the time to do this interview with us, and we hope you are inspired by what she shares about her experiences. Be sure to check out her blog at: Elora Malama West is a homeschooled teenage activist. She is currently attending community college with plans to eventually transfer and pursue a degree in Environmental Journalism and Photography. In the fall of 2010 at age 16, Elora accompanied her father, Scott West, to Taiji, Japan for the first Cove Guardian campaign. Blue Freedom: What caused you to decide to volunteer to be a Cove Guardian for the Sea Shepherds?
Elora: Well, while I only had three days notice that I was going to Taiji, my journey to Taiji with Sea Shepherd began months earlier. Very soon after I met Richard O'Barry, Paul Watson called my dad (Scott West) and told him to: "go to Taiji and make it work". It was soul sucking and tedious. Advisors - Children's Education and Activities. Board of Advisors Children's Education and Activities Isabel Dow Isabel Dow, born in 2002, is from Brisbane, Australia.
Cove Guardian Elora Malama West Takes on Taiji for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. National Geographic Society contributor Dr.
Jordan Schaul has embarked on a new endeavor to find young nature conservation crusaders and tell their story through exclusive interviews for NAT GEO NEWS WATCH. I believe in citizen science and informed citizen advocacy. I’m particularly impressed by young people who advocate on behalf the voiceless creatures of nature.
We need more knowledgable young crusaders on this planet helping the animal kingdom and protecting nature and natural resources. I have launched a new interview series with some young crusaders who are making a difference for animal kind. Elora’s autobiography: Elora Malama West is a home-schooled teenage activist. In the fall of 2010 at age 16, Elora accompanied her father, Scott West, to Taiji, Japan for the first SSCS Cove Guardian campaign. Elora also spent time in Australia aboard the Steve Irwin. Interview: Jordan: What exactly is going on in Japan that is so reprehensible regarding cetaceans?
Elora: I would. You're never too young to make your voice heard!