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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: 49,782
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

Jul 30, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Jul 29, 2015 Patricia Lewis
Jul 29, 2015 Katarina DURJAK
Jul 29, 2015 Tonya Green
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) If we do not act and protect the dolphins now, what will they become in the future? Please help save them.
Jul 28, 2015 Javier Aguilar
Jul 28, 2015 KaylaRose Griso Stop the dolphin slaughter!
Jul 28, 2015 Walter Schultz
Jul 28, 2015 cynthia wedlund
Jul 27, 2015 Joanna Vintilla
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 27, 2015 Géraldine Strauss
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Jillian Nash I am appalled that this is STILL going on! How many petitions have there been to stop this cruel and ridiculous practice over the years? Japan seems to just not be getting the message. Can this petition please FINALLY PUT AN END TO THIS BARBARISM?!
Jul 26, 2015 Carrie Brinkos YOUR ALL SICK, HEARTLESS PEOPLE.......
Jul 26, 2015 Regina Powell
Jul 25, 2015 Lynne Smith The Taji dolphin slaughter is the worst custom I know of and it needs to stop now.
Jul 25, 2015 Julie Starkoff
Jul 24, 2015 Angus Barkley
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Toni King
Jul 24, 2015 Elizabeth McCambridge
Jul 24, 2015 May-Louisa Kühn
Jul 23, 2015 Samantha Shelton
Jul 23, 2015 Zippora Neitz
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 Irene Yoshida
Jul 23, 2015 Celia Boorn
Jul 23, 2015 Carolyn Kiss
Jul 23, 2015 Gerry Ahrens they have aright to live
Jul 23, 2015 Marlene Sauer
Jul 22, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 22, 2015 daniele rispal
Jul 20, 2015 Christine Martishius
Jul 20, 2015 diane rockafellow
Jul 19, 2015 Beverly Terhune
Jul 18, 2015 Sergio Garcia
Jul 18, 2015 Stephanie Ochoa
Jul 18, 2015 Sonia Mosetti
Jul 18, 2015 Marilyn Mahoney
Jul 18, 2015 vito amari
Jul 18, 2015 roslyn cohen
Jul 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2015 Kimberly blayton
Jul 17, 2015 Carolyn Bridges
Jul 17, 2015 Michelle Lind
Jul 17, 2015 Paulinha Russell
Jul 17, 2015 Sally Clanin This is a disgusting act of cruelty, one of the very worst that I know of. IT MUST BE STOPPED!!!!
Jul 17, 2015 KATHY CLARK
Jul 15, 2015 Judy Rodriguez So sad ,please help

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