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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

Aug 1, 2014 Jeannie Rumple
Aug 1, 2014 Jim Engelhardt Please... now is the time to stop this!
Aug 1, 2014 Nayeli Ramirez
Aug 1, 2014 Tammy Mizerski This is cruel and unnecessary!!! :'(
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Carol Allaire What's wrong with you people,and Yes I am mad at what you are doing with the Dolphins..Not enough Killings for you?? Well I say STOP, and do that fast, because you will have a war going on, and it ain't pretty..Stop, while you can, it's IMPORTANT....
Aug 1, 2014 Kathleen Hamilton
Aug 1, 2014 Tracy Lee
Aug 1, 2014 Cathy Sharkey
Aug 1, 2014 Sandra Schmidt
Aug 1, 2014 Donna Shellabarger
Aug 1, 2014 Susan Phillips
Aug 1, 2014 Lindy Katz
Aug 1, 2014 THERESA TODD
Aug 1, 2014 Adriana Reale
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) Japanese cruelty is disgusting. Shame on you! This disgusting, violent & evil!
Aug 1, 2014 William Kuehnling
Aug 1, 2014 Shirley Ponceby
Aug 1, 2014 joyce carter
Aug 1, 2014 Linda Berd There is a new paradigm: ALL LIVING BEINGS MUST BE TREATED HUMANELY AND WITH RESPECT. This includes dolphins. Please use your good office to end this despicable slaughter. It's way past due.
Aug 1, 2014 v c This kind of slaughter has to stop, these animals are trusting and loving don't do this to them. If people stop doing business with Taiji and Japan if they continue these action, maybe it would do some good.
Aug 1, 2014 karen goodstein
Aug 1, 2014 Robert Plourde Refined savages, Mom always use to say.
Aug 1, 2014 Paulinha Russell
Aug 1, 2014 susan Whitsell
Aug 1, 2014 Vicky Cole People around the world including Japan are distressed and sickened by this ritual massacre each year against defenceless animals young and old decapitated in these bleeding seas?
Aug 1, 2014 Frank Boggio There is no honor in this killing, only disrespect for life.
Aug 1, 2014 Rachel Hunt
Aug 1, 2014 Pam Reyes
Aug 1, 2014 Sarah Maggard
Aug 1, 2014 Daria Karpova
Aug 1, 2014 Haruko Oikawa
Aug 1, 2014 Loraine Sherman
Aug 1, 2014 Sharon Heitmann Please stop this senseless slaughter NOW!!!
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Concepcion Ahuja
Aug 1, 2014 P Montgomery
Aug 1, 2014 Suzette Goebel Leave the dolphins alone! They are "man's best friend" in the water!
Aug 1, 2014 Melissa Vest
Aug 1, 2014 Beth Hurewitz Bad energy, man!
Aug 1, 2014 Rhonda Mitchell
Aug 1, 2014 Alice Ginder Come on Japan. Let;s stop the brutality of this wonderful and intelligent animals
Aug 1, 2014 Susan Rock This must not be allowed to continue. Those that participate and condone have no soul and should not be allowed to walk among us.
Aug 1, 2014 Karl Moritz
Aug 1, 2014 M Huizinga
Aug 1, 2014 Sharon Wagasky
Aug 1, 2014 Stephen Lubin
Aug 1, 2014 Patricia Smith This is a horrible inhumane way to treat these peaceful and docile animals. This hunt should be stopped immediately.
Aug 1, 2014 Vicki Meadows

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