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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: 53,501
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

Jun 24, 2017 Gina worden
Jun 23, 2017 Sally Allen
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
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Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 maria carranza
Jun 21, 2017 Shannon Patrick
Jun 21, 2017 Sandra Cobb
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Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 k kern
Jun 20, 2017 Jackie Winder
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 Linda Cook
Jun 19, 2017 Brian Cauchi
Jun 19, 2017 Davi Parrish
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Ken Hurry
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Jun 19, 2017 Pamela Gibberman
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Marti Worth
Jun 19, 2017 Merle Weyant
Jun 19, 2017 Mimi Roth
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Jun 19, 2017 leslie ray
Jun 19, 2017 M. Estella
Jun 19, 2017 Jennifer Phillips
Jun 19, 2017 Yolanda Hershey
Jun 19, 2017 Dora Ponce
Jun 18, 2017 Deborah Holland
Jun 18, 2017 Barry Faust
Jun 17, 2017 charin Suarez
Jun 16, 2017 mary Baker-Lauderdale
Jun 16, 2017 Brenda Smith
Jun 16, 2017 Elizabeth Ayscough This makes me so sad; I lived in Tokyo for 5 son is half Japanese....I love JApan, but I will never return until you stop this barbaric ritual!
Jun 16, 2017 Mary Marchbanks
Jun 16, 2017 Dunja Konfic
Jun 16, 2017 mary walton
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 16, 2017 Pooja Patole
Jun 16, 2017 Jane Bowling
Jun 16, 2017 Sherry Mainquist
Jun 15, 2017 an spek
Jun 15, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister

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