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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: 54,500
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

May 22, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
May 22, 2018 alina stan
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Beth Tarilton
May 21, 2018 Ronda Hightower
May 21, 2018 Constantina Xanos
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Elva Munro
May 21, 2018 Amy Plamann
May 21, 2018 Carol Elkins
May 21, 2018 Ainga Dobbelaere
May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 M T
May 20, 2018 Cathy Fuller trapping and killing dolphins is completely despicable and needs to be stopped. ALL Marine animals need to be left free in the ocean to live their lives
May 20, 2018 Lauren Berger
May 20, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Melissa Callaghan
May 19, 2018 Jennifer Harris
May 19, 2018 Neil Matheson
May 19, 2018 christine rochette
May 19, 2018 Gerard Traub
May 19, 2018 Claudia Frosch
May 18, 2018 dr. s fixler The Cover was released in 2009 -- and 9 years later the blood bath still continues. The slaughter is absolutely barbaric!!!
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Sherry Mills
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 18, 2018 Janet Workman
May 18, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 18, 2018 Wayne Brummer
May 18, 2018 Tara Spires
May 18, 2018 alan harper
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Mona Boggio
May 18, 2018 Priscilla Tine'
May 18, 2018 Julanne Nowak
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Howard Lederman
May 17, 2018 Rodney Kolar
May 17, 2018 Claudette DuBois This is ignorant cruel barbaric uncivilized and a danger to our humanity and nature.
May 17, 2018 Cristina Carvalho
May 16, 2018 Penny Duke
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2018 Valerie Charbonneau
May 16, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2018 sheryl benning
May 15, 2018 Kristen Hua
May 15, 2018 Teri Hunt

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