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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: 54,109
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

Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Susan Wilson
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 11, 2018 tracey gills you can make more income by showing tourists these magnificent creatures in the wild, the sea , free where they belong, the human race can no longer agree with what you are doing, destroying the intelligent creatures we have here on our planet wake up !!
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Frolik
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 Sandra Tucker
Jan 3, 2018 Harald Geiger
Jan 1, 2018 Susan Bradshaw
Dec 30, 2017 Tim Covey
Dec 29, 2017 Judy Budge
Dec 28, 2017 Jemma Meecham
Dec 28, 2017 Emel Ayaz The fishes are not your food! You don't need to eat animals! It's not the case for this species! Leave the dolphins and and let these poor fishes and other animals converted into products, live! Thank you!
Dec 28, 2017 marge beck
Dec 27, 2017 Linda Diers
Dec 25, 2017 Susan Briggs
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 3, 2017 Eileen Kulp
Nov 29, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 28, 2017 Donna Tanner
Nov 27, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 27, 2017 Rebecca Morrison
Nov 27, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles I usually love Japan... But this... It's shameful and horrible...
Nov 22, 2017 Caroline McKinney
Nov 22, 2017 Marge Schwartz
Nov 22, 2017 Janice Tinkham
Nov 22, 2017 Karen Perry
Nov 22, 2017 Brin Cunningham
Nov 22, 2017 Martha Swartz Humans can be so cruel. What a horrific thing to do to another creature.
Nov 21, 2017 Ken and Jan Livingston The slaughter of dolphins is horrifically cruel. It is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING that it has continued. Who ARE THESE PEOPLE who permit this inhumane act??
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 20, 2017 george maharis
Nov 20, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 19, 2017 Josy Canova
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Juliet Hogg
Nov 18, 2017 Carolyn Francis

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