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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: 50,000 Progress: 44,799
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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

Sep 18, 2014 mary duty Stop slaughtering dolphins in japan. These dolphins are defenseless and their migration is being interrupted by these inhuman dolphin killings.
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 James Howie
Sep 17, 2014 dave perry Australia and world people demand stop kollings now
Sep 17, 2014 tammy hobbs save the dolphoins!!!!!
Sep 17, 2014 Kymber Hawke
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) we must stop the killing!
Sep 17, 2014 Danny Williams
Sep 17, 2014 Barbara Williams Stop this barbaric practice..The cruelty is beyond reason..
Sep 17, 2014 Theresa Pugh
Sep 17, 2014 Inanna Shu The Dolphin slaughter at Taiji must not be allowed to continue.
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop the slaughtering! It's inhumane
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Chelsea Rivera
Sep 17, 2014 Mary Wuellner
Sep 17, 2014 Barbara Bise
Sep 17, 2014 Kathleen O'Sullivan I have respect for many aspects of Japanese traditions in art and technology. I can have NO RESPECT for this tradition of dolphin and whale slaughter! STOP THIS OUTRAGE NOW!!!
Sep 17, 2014 cynthia morales
Sep 17, 2014 Chari Birnholz
Sep 17, 2014 fataneh fazeli
Sep 17, 2014 anita willemse
Sep 17, 2014 Elak Swindell Anyone who kills a dolphin, should be thrown to the sharks!
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 Misty Richardson
Sep 17, 2014 Joy Brown
Sep 17, 2014 Tara Prashad
Sep 17, 2014 judy astarita
Sep 17, 2014 Diane Carter
Sep 17, 2014 trine bellew
Sep 17, 2014 Jacqui Skill
Sep 17, 2014 Chris Thompson
Sep 17, 2014 maureen oshea
Sep 17, 2014 Judy Ponzio
Sep 17, 2014 bjoern mannsfeld
Sep 17, 2014 Teresa Martell This is a disgrace. I understand the importance of protecting your fishing industry, but these animals do not deserve to be slaughtered in order to do that. There has to be another way.
Sep 17, 2014 dion Dismukes
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) This must stop
Sep 17, 2014 Maria Teka
Sep 17, 2014 Sandra Broadhead
Sep 17, 2014 Betty Schultz
Sep 17, 2014 Shania Zafer
Sep 17, 2014 Ana Resendes untechnical slaughter or euthanasia of mammals is internationally illegal and unlawful. Japan authorities allow it should be legally suited for a crime against animal welfare
Sep 16, 2014 Karen Travis-Eaddy
Sep 16, 2014 Tanja Martinovic
Sep 16, 2014 rennie reneau
Sep 16, 2014 Benny Sedillo
Sep 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Leslie Sedberry Stop the murder

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