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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: 53,399
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 26, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 25, 2017 Sally Jones
May 24, 2017 Anne Griffin
May 24, 2017 John Rödiger
May 24, 2017 boullet françoise
May 24, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 24, 2017 Sophie Miranda
May 23, 2017 Diane Sposili
May 23, 2017 Bonnie Maller
May 23, 2017 Johanna Silverstein
May 23, 2017 jude lotz
May 23, 2017 Martin Meisner
May 23, 2017 Michelle Macy There is NO excuse for the horrific slaughter of innocent dolphins!! This atrocity MUST be stopped NOW!!!
May 23, 2017 Fran Grano
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 23, 2017 Roni Hughes
May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Tracey Perry Must be stopped!!
May 22, 2017 Paula Robinson
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 20, 2017 Candace Amsler
May 20, 2017 May Cheung Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. - Stewart Udall
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 20, 2017 Mike Bogan
May 20, 2017 Kayna Warren
May 19, 2017 Sara Vilhena
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 bethzaida vicente
May 18, 2017 Sandra Williamson
May 18, 2017 Lisa Gomez
May 18, 2017 Heather Wiegand
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 17, 2017 Anne Presuel-Moreno
May 17, 2017 Steven Haw
May 17, 2017 Lisa hearn
May 16, 2017 Lisa Cruz
May 16, 2017 Cheryl Sheets
May 16, 2017 theresa Mitchum
May 16, 2017 kimberly kruise
May 16, 2017 Lauren Eaton
May 16, 2017 Janice Taylor
May 16, 2017 Jacqueline Rule
May 16, 2017 Linda Meyer
May 16, 2017 Jewell Batway
May 16, 2017 Christina Anderson The Japanese are giving the dolphins their own Hiroshima and Nagasaki. How shameful! I will purchase nothing from Japan, indeed, I haven't since I learned of the dolphin slaughter. I had a chance to visit Japan this year - turned it down, dolphin .
May 16, 2017 James Kochis
May 16, 2017 Fransie Pretorius
May 16, 2017 Mayra Galutza

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