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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: 52,628
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

Dec 9, 2016 Adam Timmermans
Dec 8, 2016 Casey Kaemerer
Dec 8, 2016 Donna Erichsen The World is watching your cruel and horrific treatment and murder of these intelligent and majestic mammals. We abhore Taiji, Japan's slaughter of entire Pods of Dolphin and Whales. This is needless and cruel. We will not stop until you do.
Dec 8, 2016 Donna Hopkins
Dec 8, 2016 eiko udagawa
Dec 8, 2016 Dawn Giroux
Dec 8, 2016 Christopher Ryan
Dec 8, 2016 Paul Moore
Dec 8, 2016 yvonne Ryder
Dec 8, 2016 Natàlia Guarch
Dec 8, 2016 melissa mortenson
Dec 7, 2016 Ankea Kkoutas
Dec 6, 2016 Angela Taillez
Dec 6, 2016 Paula Lewis
Dec 6, 2016 Janine Corday
Dec 6, 2016 Karen Glennan-West
Dec 6, 2016 Karola Windweh
Dec 6, 2016 jani rich
Dec 6, 2016 Annemarie Meier-Sollberger
Dec 6, 2016 Tristine Williamson
Dec 6, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Dec 5, 2016 grace summerhays
Dec 4, 2016 Pam turner
Dec 3, 2016 Karen Wilkinson
Dec 3, 2016 Melanie Blackburn
Dec 3, 2016 Marijke Hanke
Dec 3, 2016 Angela Helman
Dec 2, 2016 Barbara Dincau
Dec 2, 2016 Karenn Fleming
Dec 2, 2016 Tymothy Diaz
Dec 2, 2016 Ashley Harelson
Dec 2, 2016 Penny Griffin-Correa These animals are so gentle and loving. Leave them alone.
Dec 2, 2016 Elaine Parker
Dec 2, 2016 Valerie Carlson Dear Prime Miister Shinzo Abe ~ please read the attached letter, with which I fervently agree. I am horrified that a nation that is so often considered cultured and civilized allows this kind of barbarism against intelligent beings to take place.
Dec 2, 2016 MC Schultz
Dec 2, 2016 deborah schuler
Dec 2, 2016 Diana Viteri
Dec 2, 2016 Judy Spielmacher
Dec 2, 2016 Patricia Shaw
Nov 29, 2016 melanie johnson
Nov 29, 2016 Kelsey Reinhard
Nov 29, 2016 Krista Pierson
Nov 29, 2016 Anne Maltbie
Nov 28, 2016 Lesley Skilling
Nov 27, 2016 Dena Hall
Nov 26, 2016 Jeanette Schneider
Nov 26, 2016 Svetlana Klimova
Nov 25, 2016 Susan Oldershaw

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