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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: 54,747
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

Aug 17, 2018 Jill Yamada
Aug 17, 2018 Tina Petrunka
Aug 16, 2018 Mary Schannach
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 15, 2018 Jenny Est
Aug 15, 2018 E de Moraes
Aug 15, 2018 Ann Marie Sardineer
Aug 14, 2018 Belinda Bolden
Aug 14, 2018 Lori Bryant
Aug 13, 2018 Toni Peters
Aug 13, 2018 Raquel Alves
Aug 13, 2018 Dilhara Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Mark Wiedenhoeft
Aug 13, 2018 Kirsi Paulus
Aug 13, 2018 JOANNA TWIGG
Aug 13, 2018 stewart miller I know you will simply ignore yet another protest against the mass slaughter of dolphins in Taiji yet again, but it does Japan no favours to allow it to continue & simply re-iterates the cruel image people have of the Japanese people & government disgrace
Aug 13, 2018 Marguerite Panzica
Aug 13, 2018 Chris Reynolds
Aug 10, 2018 natasha damien
Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
Aug 6, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2018 Rita Wolff
Aug 5, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Aug 3, 2018 Xiomara Somarriba
Aug 2, 2018 Patricia Barrios Japan should be ashamed
Aug 1, 2018 Janice Powers
Aug 1, 2018 Patrizia Cordoni
Jul 31, 2018 Myrna Morris
Jul 31, 2018 Catherine King-Chuparkoff
Jul 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2018 Lucia Flakus
Jul 30, 2018 Ana Andre
Jul 30, 2018 Pam Freilich
Jul 29, 2018 (Name not displayed) SUCH SHAMELESS AND SENSELESS CRUELNESS .....
Jul 29, 2018 Christian KIEFFER
Jul 28, 2018 marita hanse
Jul 28, 2018 Kimberly Flores
Jul 28, 2018 Cherie Chantal
Jul 28, 2018 Helen Jones
Jul 27, 2018 Stephanie Brake
Jul 25, 2018 Marion Angiuli
Jul 25, 2018 Brianna Anepete
Jul 23, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2018 Shawn Grause
Jul 22, 2018 Steve Osowecki We should have finished the job in nuking you nip bastards off the globe!!
Jul 22, 2018 Cynthia Bemis Stop the slaughter
Jul 21, 2018 Alana Kaplan

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