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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: 52,105
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

Jul 27, 2016 Sabine Alkier
Jul 26, 2016 Michelle Howe
Jul 26, 2016 Robert knauber jr
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 lynne whittington
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 Monika Selluski
Jul 25, 2016 Shannon Moreton
Jul 25, 2016 gladys carp Stop abuse and cruelty..!!!!
Jul 25, 2016 Sabrina Carlucci
Jul 25, 2016 Kathryn Jacobs
Jul 25, 2016 Claudia Bruce
Jul 25, 2016 Joyce Frievalt
Jul 25, 2016 Martha Milne
Jul 24, 2016 Esther Brazell
Jul 24, 2016 Eva Kolmanová
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) This horrific practice throughout history has decimated this loving and intelligent creature. If stranded in water surrounded by sharks ... Dolphins are ones "Only" hope in open seas. I BEG you STOP this practive once and for all and before it's too late.
Jul 23, 2016 Sandra Mell
Jul 23, 2016 Tracy Kearnes
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Catherine Lambert
Jul 22, 2016 Debra Dragonheart
Jul 22, 2016 Sandra Hazenberg
Jul 22, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jul 22, 2016 Marisol Estela
Jul 22, 2016 Barbara Bemis
Jul 22, 2016 Kathryn Gallagher
Jul 22, 2016 Peggy Gonsalves
Jul 22, 2016 Deirdre Newsom
Jul 22, 2016 Kristen Witt
Jul 22, 2016 A Bailey
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 Sofia Ulloa
Jul 20, 2016 Wayne Hiltz
Jul 20, 2016 Kimberly Leray
Jul 18, 2016 Katarina Čiček
Jul 18, 2016 arlene fullaway
Jul 17, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer
Jul 17, 2016 tom jennings
Jul 17, 2016 Kelly Spratt
Jul 17, 2016 Carole Kubik
Jul 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2016 Detra Hargrave
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 15, 2016 Debbie Cornell
Jul 15, 2016 PERLLIE SULIT
Jul 15, 2016 Carolyn Crawford

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