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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: 53,579
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 21, 2017 cynthia Mekka
Jul 21, 2017 Hanna Kemink
Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Kelli v
Jul 18, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 18, 2017 Maja Passchier
Jul 18, 2017 Helena Freeman
Jul 18, 2017 Billie Roberts
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 15, 2017 Desari Erickson
Jul 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 Svetlana Babies
Jul 14, 2017 Barbara Slaterback
Jul 14, 2017 robin white
Jul 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Jul 14, 2017 Suzanne Sparks
Jul 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2017 Leena Desai Stop this dolphin slaughter Its a cruel sport
Jul 11, 2017 Bonnie Spangenberg
Jul 10, 2017 Jacky Kusterer
Jul 10, 2017 Zorock Hazen
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
Jul 10, 2017 Isabelle Larmour
Jul 10, 2017 tammy bullock
Jul 10, 2017 Susan Purcell
Jul 10, 2017 Elizabeth Castigliego
Jul 10, 2017 Sonja Flemming
Jul 10, 2017 Carol Doud
Jul 9, 2017 Lucia Sanford
Jul 9, 2017 Tonya Raikes
Jul 7, 2017 Hannah Fusselman There is no way to make this practice humane, and it must stop!
Jul 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2017 Kati Turunen
Jul 6, 2017 Sharifah Farah Debah Syed Mohammad
Jul 6, 2017 Nata Ku
Jul 5, 2017 S G
Jul 5, 2017 RICKY SLOAN
Jul 4, 2017 Cindy Gray
Jul 4, 2017 Michele Walford This is wrong, wrong, WRONG! Cease immediately.
Jul 4, 2017 Cyrille GOURMAUD
Jul 3, 2017 Siamak Owhadi
Jul 3, 2017 Kristin Johnson
Jul 3, 2017 Diana Wallace
Jul 3, 2017 Chris McWilliams
Jul 3, 2017 Barbara Cahoone
Jul 3, 2017 annah jetha
Jul 3, 2017 Ellen Seeherman

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