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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!
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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

Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Linda Romano
Oct 20, 2017 Dianne Lynch
Oct 20, 2017 Veronica Bolivar
Oct 20, 2017 Ana Das I seriously do not understand why in every fucking so called tradition people start killing those who seems to trust human ! Aren't they a living soul ? you fucking bustards ! die in hell !
Oct 20, 2017 Carolyn Balls
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 Karen Daley Most brutal event for these unfortunate mammals.
Oct 19, 2017 Staci Anderson
Oct 19, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Oct 19, 2017 Katherine Kilvington
Oct 19, 2017 Alson Sachs
Oct 19, 2017 Margaret McGullam
Oct 19, 2017 Christine Cotton What cowards! I though Japan was an intelligent country! This is cruel and disgusting and the people who do this are the lowest forms of life on the planet!
Oct 19, 2017 peter solt BARBARIANS...HOPE KIM SNUFFS YOU OUT!!
Oct 18, 2017 Lilian Hamburguer
Oct 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Debbie Sandberg
Oct 17, 2017 Angela Moore
Oct 16, 2017 Kelly Hahn
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Les Cunningham What a terrible thing for your country to be famous for. Shame. Great loss of face.
Oct 12, 2017 Leslie Scott
Oct 12, 2017 andree luron
Oct 12, 2017 Maryann Holtsclaw
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Haley Svec
Oct 12, 2017 Rose Star Time now to stop the horror. Protect the dolphins. They have a right to live and be happy.
Oct 12, 2017 Jordi Malgà
Oct 11, 2017 kaydee lewis
Oct 11, 2017 Renee Boatright
Oct 10, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 10, 2017 Laura Prohaska
Oct 10, 2017 Mark Dany
Oct 10, 2017 Александр Михайлов
Oct 10, 2017 Sandy Lynch
Oct 10, 2017 Janet Davis
Oct 10, 2017 Cindy Royster Such loving, gentle beings to be so savagely murdered for the sale of the meat. It is unbelievable brutal & inhumane. You should be ashamed of such slaughter.
Oct 10, 2017 stella MASON
Oct 10, 2017 Miriam Ashbaugh
Oct 10, 2017 Melissa Chacon-Pierce
Oct 9, 2017 Paul Carverr
Oct 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2017 Sarah Strantz
Oct 6, 2017 Ingrid Fechner
Oct 6, 2017 Sue Pankhurst
Oct 6, 2017 Brenda Roy
Oct 5, 2017 Rosie Almanza

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