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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: 52,752
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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jan 17, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 16, 2017 Sadie Salmon
Jan 16, 2017 Renee Meijer
Jan 16, 2017 Barbara Roblyer
Jan 16, 2017 Andie Roblyer
Jan 16, 2017 Susan Geschwender
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 15, 2017 Marion Kreuscher
Jan 15, 2017 Maria Chart
Jan 14, 2017 Nico Sandman
Jan 14, 2017 Amy Sharpe
Jan 13, 2017 Carolyn Afams
Jan 13, 2017 donna fultz
Jan 12, 2017 Janie Rhodus
Jan 12, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary.
Jan 11, 2017 Sandra Roush
Jan 11, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 11, 2017 Lisa Heller
Jan 11, 2017 Vicki Keehner
Jan 11, 2017 Lori Siekierda
Jan 11, 2017 Chase Harmon
Jan 11, 2017 Anne Willson
Jan 11, 2017 Richard Svensson
Jan 10, 2017 Jackie McFarland
Jan 7, 2017 Betina Leme
Jan 6, 2017 Siouxzi Foxxen
Jan 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 martine smet
Jan 5, 2017 myra berario
Jan 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 5, 2017 Kathryn Irby
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 5, 2017 sheryl joyce
Jan 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2017 karen pepe
Jan 4, 2017 Katie Pilkington
Jan 4, 2017 Thomas David
Jan 4, 2017 Lisa Porter Sir, we look to all governments to recognize the living treasures they have responsibility for and to protect them. Please consider taking action on this. Thank you.
Jan 4, 2017 Rita Schwarz
Jan 4, 2017 Stamatis Angelis
Jan 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2017 Ingrid Chinn
Jan 3, 2017 Martha Powell
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 Mary Demarest-Paraan
Jan 3, 2017 Fred Fall

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