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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: 54,406
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 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 16, 2018 Linda Payne
Apr 15, 2018 Annie Erb
Apr 15, 2018 dawn hansen Enough is enough! Please show your civility by stopping this cruel practice/
Apr 15, 2018 Holly Danielson
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Robin Mcnamara
Apr 14, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Carrara
Apr 14, 2018 m b
Apr 14, 2018 Jean Lambert
Apr 14, 2018 Sharon O'Connell I pray for God's most intelligent creature to be saved. Please stop the slaughter - get real Japan!
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 14, 2018 John Wedin
Apr 13, 2018 delaney christensen This is a HORRIBLE act. Please stop cruelly killing these beautiful creatures.
Apr 13, 2018 Peter Fell
Apr 13, 2018 Carol Kaslander
Apr 13, 2018 Julie Berberi
Apr 13, 2018 Jan Hansen
Apr 13, 2018 Vicki Platek
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 Dee Authier
Apr 13, 2018 Nicolette Stan
Apr 13, 2018 Lisi Brown
Apr 13, 2018 Sheri Spain
Apr 13, 2018 Janice Klaschen
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Gunman
Apr 13, 2018 theresa sonia
Apr 13, 2018 Kate Evans Awful and brutal slaughter of beautiful, terrified mammals, needs to stop now.
Apr 13, 2018 Elaine Muller
Apr 13, 2018 Donalyn Gross
Apr 13, 2018 Keith Cliver Barbaric & despicable!
Apr 13, 2018 Tracy Barnard
Apr 13, 2018 David Kueneman
Apr 13, 2018 Maria Martinez
Apr 13, 2018 Glenda Kelly
Apr 13, 2018 Tiffany Carder
Apr 13, 2018 kevin juniper
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Brodie
Apr 13, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 13, 2018 Maria Sicari
Apr 12, 2018 Marissa Villarreal
Apr 12, 2018 Bonnie Claggett
Apr 12, 2018 Anne Carlson
Apr 11, 2018 Karen McMurray
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy
Apr 10, 2018 Marlene Foster
Apr 10, 2018 Jill Banta
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 9, 2018 Gina Lippa

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