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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: 53,718
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

Aug 20, 2017 Angel Woytovich
Aug 20, 2017 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
Aug 20, 2017 Diana Moore
Aug 20, 2017 Denise Gonzalez
Aug 20, 2017 Martina Behla
Aug 20, 2017 Stephanie Delgesso
Aug 19, 2017 Leslie Ellis
Aug 19, 2017 Jeannette de Agnolo
Aug 18, 2017 Sophia Lim
Aug 18, 2017 Kris Peterson
Aug 18, 2017 Sylvie GENARD
Aug 17, 2017 Shirley Andersch
Aug 16, 2017 T van Nieuwland
Aug 16, 2017 Tami Lukachy
Aug 16, 2017 jessica decker
Aug 16, 2017 C. Scott
Aug 16, 2017 Susan Lindsey
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2017 Robert Plummer
Aug 16, 2017 Elizabeth Marquarrt
Aug 16, 2017 Vanessa Zunn
Aug 16, 2017 Nancy Warner
Aug 16, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Aug 16, 2017 Kim Maynard
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Michelle Veckerelli
Aug 15, 2017 Laurence Volbart
Aug 15, 2017 whitney hendrix
Aug 15, 2017 Barbara Kadetsky
Aug 15, 2017 Aphrodite Rose
Aug 14, 2017 Susan Balaban
Aug 14, 2017 Mireya Ivanovic
Aug 14, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Aug 14, 2017 Barbara Vallini
Aug 14, 2017 Aileen Glynn
Aug 14, 2017 Audrey Dorsett This is beyond horrific.
Aug 14, 2017 Ana Carvalho
Aug 14, 2017 Maria Anton
Aug 14, 2017 Lydia Lafferty What is wrong with you people??Do you have to kill everything??
Aug 13, 2017 Nellie Baez
Aug 12, 2017 Anne Zuniga
Aug 10, 2017 Patricia Anderson
Aug 10, 2017 Teresa Berg-Wallis
Aug 10, 2017 Chantal Eldridge
Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Aug 9, 2017 Russell Jackson
Aug 8, 2017 Sharon Chan
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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