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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: 51,983
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 29, 2016 Lisa Coleman
Jun 29, 2016 A. Bascove
Jun 28, 2016 Linda Cypert
Jun 28, 2016 Sharon Hines
Jun 28, 2016 Jeff Levicke
Jun 28, 2016 Desma Carey
Jun 28, 2016 garlonne marty
Jun 28, 2016 Sergei Kamenev This is pure, unadulterated murder, and the people who do this have no business to live a single day.
Jun 28, 2016 Susan Talbot
Jun 27, 2016 Kathryn Lamprecht
Jun 27, 2016 Audrey Kuntzmann
Jun 27, 2016 Marian Stroup
Jun 27, 2016 Marsha Harrison
Jun 27, 2016 Catherine Chizmar
Jun 27, 2016 Stéphanie Andrews
Jun 27, 2016 Andrea McGuicken
Jun 27, 2016 Hilary Rayne
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2016 Cassandra Bawden
Jun 27, 2016 Yvonne Dumsday As a civilized nation, I would expect civilized behavior and not this annual barbaric atrocity.
Jun 27, 2016 liese mcgowan
Jun 27, 2016 Connie Muniz
Jun 27, 2016 Sarah Del Vecchio
Jun 27, 2016 Concha Moreno
Jun 27, 2016 Ricardo Muniz
Jun 26, 2016 Willa Kazmierczak This is one of the most sickening behaviors I have ever seen in my 67 years of living. Why is killing such a man thing. Nothing else on earth kills just to be killing. And we have to thinks of the worst ways to kill something.
Jun 26, 2016 Jacquie Hunt The end of this killing is so long overdue!
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Maria Basilico
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Make it stop!
Jun 26, 2016 Melanie S
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 26, 2016 steven zakis This is absolutely horrible and needs to be ended
Jun 26, 2016 Angela Rychard This is horrid! It must stop!
Jun 26, 2016 Alexis Lunsford Please stop the inhumane, merciless slaughter! Wise-up Japan!
Jun 26, 2016 Holly Freels It's time to stop treating sentient spieces as pests. It's time to stop eating animals that have a place in the world.
Jun 26, 2016 Tamara Wilder
Jun 26, 2016 Johnie Kemp
Jun 26, 2016 Christiane Delaet
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop killing the innocent
Jun 26, 2016 Mario Bastos
Jun 25, 2016 Barbara Schwinger Polluted seas and killing these innocent creatures both the Dolphins and the whales! Disgusting!
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) This must cease, instead why not create a festival to decrease pollution in your waters.
Jun 25, 2016 Kalla Facemyer
Jun 25, 2016 Kahi Fujii I am Japanese and I am urging the government of Japan to please stop the killing of innocent dolphins (and whales). Please find other ways to make money without bloodshed.
Jun 25, 2016 A J Finamore Save the dolphins.

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