End Taiji Slaughter of Dolphins
  • Petitioning David Cameron

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UK Prime Minister
David Cameron

End Taiji Slaughter of Dolphins

    1. Mark Hanson
    2. Petition by

      Mark Hanson

      Blyth, United Kingdom

Dolphins should be wild to swim in the planets seas and oceans without fear of human interference.

The Japanese government Fisheries Agency last year issued 19,300 permits to kill dolphins, porpoise and small whales. In Taiji, South Japan between the 1st September to the end of March last year approximately 800 dolphins could be captured and either sold to a captivity program to perform tricks for human entertainment. They are also sold to swim with experiences both captivity practices prey on holiday makers as their ignorant customers.

The dolphins that are not selected for captivity are usually massacred in the Cove as filmed in the Cove Documentary in 2009.

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    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Past 14,000 signatures

      Mark Hanson
      Petition Organizer

      We have now passed 14,000 signatures now, THANK YOU.

      I've been busy with Elizabeth Craig working on an UK Government e-petition where they will debate the situation in Taiji once 100,000 UK citizens sign the e-petition via the attached link.

      http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54591

    3. Reached 12,500 signatures
    4. Over 1,500 supporters reached

      Mark Hanson
      Petition Organizer

      Wow, thank you to everyone who has signed this petition. We now have over 1,500 signatures, please share to your profiles and ask your friends to sign as well. Victory is in our hands - Mark

    5. Reached 1,500 signatures
    6. Petition Latest News

      Mark Hanson
      Petition Organizer

      We have over 600 supporters.

      This is absolutely amazing thank you.

      Please can you share this petition with your friends so we can really make a difference for the Taiji whales and dolphins - Mark

    7. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Carolyne Borst OCEANSIDE, CA
      • about 18 hours ago

      This is pure ignorance

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    • Daniel Shearing CHEDDAR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      This should be no part of how we live in the 21st century.

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    • Abby OConnor AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 3 days ago

      This annual dolphin slaughter is cruel. The keeping of wild dolphins in captivity is a crime against our humanity

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    • Noelle Meade COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 4 days ago

      This is a barbaric and OUTDATED practice. The world is watching.

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    • Sigrid Baron HEIMSHEIM, GERMANY
      • 9 days ago

      Weil man gegen Ignoranz etwas tun muss!

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