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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: 52,469
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

Oct 23, 2016 Starla Morgan
Oct 23, 2016 Olga Faletova
Oct 23, 2016 S. Hosse
Oct 22, 2016 Donna Odonnell
Oct 22, 2016 Kim Ledbetter Please stop killing dolphins. They belong in the ocean swimming freely as all marine life do. Leave animals alone. You are the most inhumane countries in the whole world. Constantly killing for merely money. Its disgusting. It time we stop this now.
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2016 Jean-Marie Albert
Oct 21, 2016 Jo Ince
Oct 20, 2016 Mimi Ngo
Oct 20, 2016 Dorothy Henry
Oct 20, 2016 Diane Breen
Oct 20, 2016 Jennifer Thord-Gray
Oct 20, 2016 Colleen Downes How could you continue to be so BARBARIC? It has been proved that these wonderful beings are probably more intelligent than humans and certainly suffer. I wish you suffering and hell on earth.
Oct 18, 2016 Barbara Light
Oct 18, 2016 trudi selner
Oct 17, 2016 Ellen Prior
Oct 17, 2016 Dorothy St.Cyr
Oct 17, 2016 Linda Groff
Oct 17, 2016 Mike Reyes
Oct 17, 2016 Rose Ravenscroft
Oct 17, 2016 Wendy Lukowitz
Oct 17, 2016 lori zabrodski
Oct 17, 2016 Marcia Hanna
Oct 16, 2016 Estela moreno
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Betty Finley
Oct 16, 2016 Danuta Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Oct 15, 2016 Bill Roseberry
Oct 15, 2016 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 14, 2016 Cheryl Duncan
Oct 14, 2016 Joyce Morrison
Oct 14, 2016 gordana hoffpauir
Oct 14, 2016 angelica di michele
Oct 14, 2016 Laudiceia Fonseca
Oct 14, 2016 Jodi Baker
Oct 14, 2016 Quentin Fischer
Oct 14, 2016 Robin St.Clair
Oct 13, 2016 Tracy Jelley
Oct 13, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 12, 2016 Mrs Colebrook
Oct 12, 2016 Bellinda Rolf-jansen
Oct 12, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Oct 12, 2016 Monika Koestler
Oct 10, 2016 april roberts
Oct 10, 2016 Idalia Padilla
Oct 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2016 mesut subasi

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