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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: 53,294
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

Apr 24, 2017 Tammy Moodenbaugh
Apr 24, 2017 Carol Lloyd
Apr 24, 2017 Simone Grant
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Judith Gautestad
Apr 24, 2017 Luisa Melo
Apr 24, 2017 M Huggins
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams
Apr 23, 2017 Debbie Reed
Apr 23, 2017 Judith Beattie
Apr 22, 2017 shanna ritchie
Apr 22, 2017 Tobin Barnecut
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Patti Reischl
Apr 21, 2017 SHANE AUSTIN
Apr 21, 2017 Thao Vu
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 20, 2017 josé Dias
Apr 19, 2017 Hannah Crone
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 sreymean kouch
Apr 18, 2017 Carol Wellman
Apr 18, 2017 Alessandra Paolini
Apr 17, 2017 Jenice Minamide
Apr 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2017 Jacqueline Manders
Apr 16, 2017 Nina-Maria Walker
Apr 16, 2017 Mary Sosa
Apr 16, 2017 Ceyda Kienle
Apr 15, 2017 Mack Richards
Apr 15, 2017 Marg Anne Quinn
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Apr 14, 2017 Karen Webb
Apr 14, 2017 Katie Schemehorn
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 14, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Apr 14, 2017 Miriam Lopez
Apr 14, 2017 Sue Johnston
Apr 13, 2017 Shari Spray
Apr 13, 2017 Halima Padilla-Moyen
Apr 13, 2017 Robin Keller
Apr 13, 2017 SALLY BENARDO
Apr 13, 2017 Jessica Rod Don't let GOD judge you on this! Do the right thing and protect his innocent creatures who can NOT protect themselves and have NO voice! I want to buy a Lexus hybrid but I am boycotting Japan until Taiji stops this vicious slaughtering of Dolphins!
Apr 13, 2017 Alysa Waring
Apr 13, 2017 Heather Nguyen
Apr 13, 2017 Julie Bugge
Apr 13, 2017 Laura Vera

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