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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: 54,260
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

Mar 18, 2018 Kathy Clements Please stop this barbaric practice!
Mar 18, 2018 Ana Suarez
Mar 17, 2018 Edward FLOUNOY
Mar 17, 2018 Wendy Gaston
Mar 17, 2018 Diane Applin
Mar 17, 2018 Helle Mikkelsen
Mar 17, 2018 Eleanore Charnow
Mar 17, 2018 Suzanne Lenhart
Mar 17, 2018 Nurit Dagan
Mar 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2018 Dave Garcin
Mar 17, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Mar 16, 2018 J Miller
Mar 16, 2018 Joan Heezen
Mar 15, 2018 Krystina Boyle
Mar 15, 2018 Sharon McCarson
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk All for a buck.The Japanese should be ashamed of themselves.How brutal can you get.
Mar 15, 2018 Mary Ellen Meli
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Beth Knutson WOW - I thought that the Japanese had more concern and care for nature than this. Stop being stupid and face facts that Dolphins keep the Sea vital - You Guys Need Them- POINT BLANK.
Mar 15, 2018 Lynne Morand
Mar 15, 2018 Jeanie Anderson
Mar 15, 2018 Tammi Long
Mar 15, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Mar 15, 2018 Christine Brazzell
Mar 15, 2018 Isela Gonzalez
Mar 15, 2018 linda campbell
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2018 Beth Williamson
Mar 11, 2018 Lina Guerrero
Mar 10, 2018 Margaret Randall
Mar 10, 2018 Heidi Beckett
Mar 10, 2018 Alicia Orr
Mar 10, 2018 Carol Larson
Mar 10, 2018 Tracy Kalesnik
Mar 10, 2018 Janice Andrews
Mar 10, 2018 Rev Christie Bliss Ley This slaughter must stop.
Mar 10, 2018 karen moulder
Mar 10, 2018 ani Tsultrim Wangmo
Mar 10, 2018 Pat Padilla
Mar 9, 2018 Christina Giometti Cunha
Mar 9, 2018 Melissa Mitchell
Mar 9, 2018 Janette Wearn
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 Lisa Hammermeister
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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