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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: 52,369
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

Sep 27, 2016 yolanda gorelick
Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 26, 2016 Norma Lopez
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 25, 2016 phoenix whitewolf
Sep 24, 2016 Linda Dockery
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2016 Doru Subtirica
Sep 23, 2016 Nancy Daniel
Sep 23, 2016 Robert Cerello Stop this senseless slaughter now. We will never visit Japan until this has been done.
Sep 23, 2016 Lisa Mikkelsen
Sep 23, 2016 Holli DuShane
Sep 23, 2016 Robert Ingram
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Angela Clement
Sep 23, 2016 Susan Winsberg When will this barbaric practice ever stop?!?
Sep 23, 2016 Betty Seger
Sep 23, 2016 Shay Lawson Absolutely inhumane and disgusting. There is no justification for this deplorable and depraved conduct.
Sep 21, 2016 Roxana Moya
Sep 20, 2016 Frances Bathory
Sep 20, 2016 Susan Dunaway This is pure evil....drag yourselves into the 21st century !!
Sep 20, 2016 Mari Stenhaug This is a horrific practice. The movie, "The Cove", was eye opening and shocking. Please stop today!
Sep 19, 2016 Juli Craig Just disgusting!
Sep 19, 2016 Bruce Goldman
Sep 19, 2016 Sheri Brown
Sep 19, 2016 Gaby Trachanidou
Sep 19, 2016 Pilar Tornero Martinez
Sep 18, 2016 Elaine Willingham
Sep 18, 2016 André Henrique Bacci
Sep 18, 2016 Marina Blagojević
Sep 18, 2016 Jan Repp
Sep 17, 2016 Patti Wright
Sep 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2016 Kelly Newsom
Sep 16, 2016 Ravinder Bajwa
Sep 16, 2016 OLGA COTTO
Sep 16, 2016 Angie Richardson
Sep 16, 2016 Victoria Mccay
Sep 16, 2016 Heloise Vasconcelos
Sep 16, 2016 natalie collins Why do the japanese hate, kill and harm dolphins and whales.?!
Sep 16, 2016 Terry Smith
Sep 16, 2016 Karen and Joe Lansdale
Sep 15, 2016 Susanna Purucker
Sep 15, 2016 Bryan Martin
Sep 15, 2016 Hans Janssen Animals have no voice and no choice, it is up to good people to speak up for the animals. Protect animals from the beasts, in this case the beasts being everyone involved in this inhumane and cruel atrocity. May love, wisdom and kindness always guide you.
Sep 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2016 Victoria Huddleston
Sep 14, 2016 pauline hignett I will let everyone know about this. We will boycott all your goods and maybe then you will stop
Sep 13, 2016 Tracy Ho

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