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7/25/2014: Despite fervent worldwide opposition, the Japanese government has permitted the annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins in Taiji for nearly 50 years. September marks the start of the hunting season. Now is the time to speak out!
Goal: 60,000 Progress: 50,761
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

The time has come once again for the mass slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Bottlenose dolphins are the prime target, their meat sold as a culinary delicacy and their bodies sold as amusement park entertainment.

The fishermen who conduct the slaughter lure the dolphins into a secluded cove from which there is no escape. Terrified and exhausted, the dolphins are systematically and brutally bludgeoned to death.

By the end of each hunting season, which lasts from September to April, close to 1,000 dolphins are killed for slaughter and dozens more are sold into captivity. Those that don't die from the brutal attack generally drown on the way to the slaughterhouse. Nursing mothers aren't spared, babies aren't spared.

The Japanese government has the ability to condemn this bloody event and punish those who participate. But thus far—with tens of thousands of dolphins killed in the last few years—they have done nothing about it.

Sign the petition asking the Japanese government to prohibit the dolphin slaughter once and for all!

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Dear Prime Minister Shinzō Abe:

I am appalled that you have continued to allow the dolphin slaughter that takes place in Taiji starting every September. Every year thousands of dolphins are slaughtered by Japanese fishermen in order to keep the fish populations plentiful and to sell the dolphins' meat. The fishermen employ brutal methods for killing the dolphins. When the slaughter commences, they lure the dolphins into a cove from which they cannot escape. They then throw spears at the dolphins and stab them.

Some of the dolphins are taken to zoos and aquariums where they will live out the rest of their lives in captivity.

Population control is simply no excuse to brutally murder these beautiful and majestic creatures. I find it appalling the dolphin slaughter has been allowed to continue for this long and beg you to reconsider your support of it. Please cease to support this inhumane act.

We need to advocate for these animals if we hope to end this disgusting act of violence before any more precious dolphins are killed for no good reason.


Petition Signatures

Nov 29, 2015 HO Sjoberg
Nov 29, 2015 Ann Bertens
Nov 29, 2015 Eustacia Hall This is barbaric and shames Japan's position as a world leader.
Nov 29, 2015 Margaret Melnick
Nov 29, 2015 Lorie Zaplotinsky
Nov 29, 2015 Nina Bohn What is wrong with these people??? It's barbaric. For a country that's so advanced technologically, they track right behind China and a couple of other Asian countries culturally, and in not trying to be racist. I'll belittle Denmark as well for the same.
Nov 28, 2015 Kathy Govreau
Nov 28, 2015 Diana Cleveland
Nov 28, 2015 Debbie Clarke
Nov 28, 2015 Gretchel Arcenas
Nov 28, 2015 ivana bracci
Nov 26, 2015 sabine ottinger-kremer
Nov 26, 2015 Catherine L. Winsor This is Japan's shame. You must stop slaughtering dolphins's a big ocean and you don't have to control the population of dolphins
Nov 25, 2015 Kellie Mattingly
Nov 25, 2015 Angels Puig
Nov 25, 2015 Sherry Herman
Nov 25, 2015 Dory Feldmann
Nov 25, 2015 Ronald Tanguy
Nov 24, 2015 Stacey lopez
Nov 24, 2015 Kathleen Nowicki
Nov 22, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 22, 2015 Bettina Riedel
Nov 21, 2015 laszlo falcone
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 Shaun Walters
Nov 21, 2015 Amy Baker
Nov 21, 2015 Michelle Blackley
Nov 20, 2015 Irene Labuschagne
Nov 20, 2015 Rosa Pereira
Nov 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2015 Susan Swift
Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
Nov 19, 2015 Elizabeth Balogh
Nov 18, 2015 Amy Patrick
Nov 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2015 Lone Klitgaard
Nov 18, 2015 Ruth Singer
Nov 18, 2015 Marlyse Hanssens
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 Carly Wheeler
Nov 17, 2015 Angela f The Japanese government has the ability to condemn this bloody event and punish those who participate
Nov 17, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 17, 2015 Kathy Sutter Stop buying anything from Japan
Nov 16, 2015 Hilde Seidl
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 16, 2015 Rochelle Chambless
Nov 15, 2015 sagarika gupta

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