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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: 54,146
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

Feb 19, 2018 ava overstreet
Feb 19, 2018 sharon singh
Feb 19, 2018 Christine Geise
Feb 19, 2018 Judith Mayhew
Feb 19, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 19, 2018 Eric Maxwell
Feb 19, 2018 carol patton How is it possible to ignore such cruelty? Be a human, a true, decent, consious human being and stop this horror now.
Feb 19, 2018 Dawn Sare
Feb 19, 2018 Brandy Thompson So very wrong
Feb 19, 2018 Brenda Higgins
Feb 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2018 Fabian Müller
Feb 19, 2018 Renee Thomas
Feb 18, 2018 Howard Fleming
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Maria Arteaga
Feb 17, 2018 Karen Montgomery
Feb 17, 2018 Alicia Mcalpine
Feb 17, 2018 Cindy Potter
Feb 15, 2018 Sheila Musselmann
Feb 15, 2018 Christine Covindassamy
Feb 14, 2018 Rémy Nadia
Feb 14, 2018 Peggy Domer Dolphins are sentient and intelligent animals just like humans. Capturing and slaughtering them or selling them for profit is outrageously inhumane and absolutely medieval. Stop it now!
Feb 13, 2018 Lee Anne Armstrong
Feb 12, 2018 Linda Graves
Feb 12, 2018 Harolyn Giordano shameful and disgusting for a "civilized" country
Feb 11, 2018 Brian Gibbons
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad slaughter those who does the slaughtering
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2018 Carly Chichester My father fought against the Japanese and he said that they were one of the cruelest people with whom he had ever dealt. Doesn't seem that they're become any more civilized in the ensuing years.
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Aurora Bulea
Feb 7, 2018 Patrina Van Sky Please stop this cruel and dishonorable practice!
Feb 4, 2018 Elizabeth Holmes-Luciano
Jan 28, 2018 COLINDA KRAM
Jan 24, 2018 Manuela van Hall
Jan 23, 2018 Francisca Brechbuhler
Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Susan Wilson
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 11, 2018 tracey gills you can make more income by showing tourists these magnificent creatures in the wild, the sea , free where they belong, the human race can no longer agree with what you are doing, destroying the intelligent creatures we have here on our planet wake up !!
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Frolik
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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