End Dolphin Slaughter and free captive dolphins
  • Petitioned Japanese Embassy in Canberra

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Japanese Embassy in Canberra
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Japanese Embassy in USA

End Dolphin Slaughter and free captive dolphins

    1. Carolyn Janson
    2. Petition by

      Carolyn Janson

      Brahma Lodge, Australia

The human race has exploited the sea and its mammals far too long. For their sakes and ours, it has to stop. Boycotting marine aquariums will help stop dolphin killing. Japan's adherence to international law will raise its status in the world, and reduce the resentment of is own people as well.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. link shows a review of dolphin captivity and appalling conditions.

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      Read and help close the dolphinariums by stopping sales of tickets.

    3. The world is responding.

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      Huge increase in support for closing dolphin shows.Encouragement needed for Japan to increase wild, free dolphin tourism, with ecological responsibility. Sign and share!

    4. Taiji starts hunt again

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      After the Christmas break, Taiji hunters begin again today.Let's send them more signatures, emails anf phone calls. Erwin Vermeulen remains in jail.

    5. What a Japanese says about dolphin killing

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      This man used to be a dolphin hunter; now he conducts dolphin-watching tours and will kill no more.
      Izumi Ishii
      For Dolphin capture fishermen. All of you hear it. Why will you kill dolphins? Why will you shut in dolphins in the small place? The dolphin should have been a friend of the sailors from ancient times. Even if the sea is stormy, is calm; at the dynasty and the noon even as for the night. Dolphins encouraged sailors who went for a long voyage and gave healing and hope. The dolphin capture fisherman torment the dolphins to death and eat it. I think the action to be betrayal for dolphins. The dolphin capture fisherman betrays dolphins and thinks that demand a rich living. I think that I should already stop it. Dolphin fishermen do something like that and do think that you can spend the happy life from now on? Dolphin fishermen, do you hear my voice? Dolphin fishermen, do you hear the voice of dolphins? "We are Free" !! "Let’s make dolphins the symbol of the ocean."

    6. 27 Striped dolphins killed after 5 hours fighting the killers

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      A quote from a Cove Guardian at the scene:
      ….Though the pod had been fighting for at least five hours, they still went into panic mode as they were pushed closer to the beach. They swam into the net, and they thrashed on the rocks. Just like yesterday, we could hear the dolphins thrashing in the shallows after they'd been driven under the tarps. Again, it seemed to last an eternity. Every once in a while, the thrashing subsided, and we thought they'd all been killed, but then it would start up again. One of the last living dolphins let out a very loud and unnatural scream that echoed throughout the Cove, piercing my heart like a knife

    7. Japanese police harassment

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      Taiji Cove Guardians are being harassed; their communications gear confiscated, and Erwin Vermeulen is still in prison. Japan is trying to prevent news getting out of their atrocities in Taiji. Please sign this petition and share it with all your friends; harassing the Japanese government is the only way to end this horrific slaughter - 38 diolphins were murdered yesterday in one killing spree.

    8. Police arrest Cove Guardian without reason

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      Taiji police have arrested Erwin Vermeulen and are holding him incommunicado, on a false charge.It seems the attention of the world is unnerving them - keep it up! Contact Amnesty International to help free him.Call your embassy. Sign this petition!

    9. Reached 250 signatures
    10. An excerpt from the Taiji Cove guardians.

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      The fact that the Japanese government endorses the killing of these dolphins and prevents others from protecting these animals against unimaginable pain and suffering, all with taxpayer money, is just atrocious. This ridiculous turning away from empathy and towards greed and profit is the act that will destroy any hope left for a healthy future for terrestrial and marine environments across the world. This kind of disconnect from basic conservation issues, as well as the animals themselves, just shows how removed humans have become from our animal counterparts.See the full report below.

    11. 146 signatures in one day! Let's go for 5000, swamp the embassies!

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      More dolphins murdered today. Nothing but continual pressure will bring change. Japanese embassy in USA now included.

    12. 146 signatures in one day! Let's go for 5000, swamp the embassies!

      Carolyn Janson
      Petition Organizer

      And please share this petition on your pages; the whole world can sign! Stop the killers!

    13. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • gabriella sloot NYNäSHAMN/SWEDEN, SD
      • over 2 years ago

      Sick humans, stop killing and trading with animals

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    • RoseMarie Farrell VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      The world knows how intelligent dolphins are. It is shameful and disgusting that Japan slaughters them. I question as well the education system in Japan. My impression of them as an intelligent people has changed. What does the general population in Japan think of this? Are there any protests there?

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    • Bryce mcpherson GRANDE PRAIRIE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I think it is sick to be doing this to such an Intelligent animal.... I have not went to a marine aquarium sense i was a kid and have no intentions of taking my own kid to one ever

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    • linda argow LITTLE MTN, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      To put an end the killing of this most beautiful creature.....

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    • rick park HOWELL, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      they are us and we are them we just evolved differently.

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