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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: 53,835
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

Sep 19, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Sep 18, 2017 oren k
Sep 17, 2017 Caryl Mackin-Wagner Educated & intelligent individuals recognize the need for protection of all species. Gandhi made reference to allot can be told of a country who mistreats animals. I thought Japan was more sensitive to the needs & respected all living creatures. SHAME!
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 15, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Sep 14, 2017 Sara Lindbæk
Sep 14, 2017 Fitna Franzke
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 14, 2017 Dawn Barber
Sep 14, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please spare these intelligent mammals. They have family structures like humans, and are sentient beings.
Sep 14, 2017 jan pepper
Sep 13, 2017 Cynthia Pealo Stop the killing of the animals!!!
Sep 13, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Sep 13, 2017 lisa fields GOD IS WATCHING YOU!! STOP IT!!
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 KJ Ortiz Japan! For the sake of the magnificent dolphins, please end this brutal, annual, slaughter! I sign this petition every year. Just stop!
Sep 13, 2017 Mary Collinson
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Sep 13, 2017 Chris Toledo Please stop this cruel slaughter on these mamanls...thankyou
Sep 13, 2017 Spasenic Lacramioara
Sep 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2017 Sue Cross
Sep 10, 2017 Tricia Marifiote
Sep 9, 2017 Renata Allocco
Sep 9, 2017 Stevie littrell
Sep 7, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 7, 2017 Carla Thompson
Sep 6, 2017 Marie Goodman
Sep 6, 2017 Yuliya Akselrod
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Robert Laginess
Sep 6, 2017 cathy minshall
Sep 6, 2017 Michelle Rawsthorne
Sep 5, 2017 Caitlin Smith
Sep 5, 2017 veronica menzies
Sep 5, 2017 Lesley Yoneda It is time to stop this and realise we are all on this planet to live in peace and compassion. Dolphins live, love, play, suffer... just like us. Let them swim free forever with their families.
Sep 5, 2017 Sheila White
Sep 5, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Sep 5, 2017 Amanda Marsden Please stop murdering Dolphins and pilot whale familys . You have no right
Sep 5, 2017 amrita biswas
Sep 4, 2017 Eve Senkovich Murder, out and out murder. Dolphins are mammals, so the village brutally murdering these wonderful animals might was well be killing their family members. Might be a good idea since the Earth is overpopulated.
Sep 4, 2017 Rudy Da Costa
Sep 4, 2017 Karen van der Kamp
Sep 3, 2017 Nan Thurgate
Sep 3, 2017 Natalia Betanska Stop dolphin slaughter in Taiji I!!!! Once and for all. It's 2017 XXI century. Get over yourselves people
Sep 2, 2017 Vy Frehafer
Sep 2, 2017 Amy Tompkins
Sep 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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