• Petitioned International Whaling Commission

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International Whaling Commission

Stop the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan

    1. Petition by

      Evan Kish

      Kingston, Canada

The IWC has turned a blind eye to the slaughter despite strong video evidence being presented to them that shows the dolphins being harpooned and left to slowly die. The Japanese government has told the Commission that the dolphins are killed in a fast humane way yet the Commission has still done nothing. An even more alarming fact is that the dolphin meat is contaminated with toxic levels of mercury and is masqueraded as other types of fish so it can be sold. The meat is also provided to schools as lunches for the students the level of mercury present in the fish is high enough to cause permanent brain damge in children and cause birth defects in pregnant women.

The slaughter of the dolphins happens in a concealed cove just outside of Taiji, hidden from the public eye numerous activists have entered the area to get video of the slaughter and many have been arrested due to the fishermen instigating fights so they can have the activists arrested and removed from the area. As well as the dolphins that are killed dolphins are also captured to be sold to marine parks and swim with dolphin attractions world wide. This slaughter has to be stopped or dolphins could become endangered as 23 000 dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji alone every year.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rosemarie Van Pembroke SAN JOSE, CA
      • 8 months ago

      Why isn't the mass slaughter of intelligent beings important to everyone?

    • Yasmina El Jamai MONTRéAL, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      Dolphins have been helping men fish for decades. As a proof, kindly watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GOb3nFpewM Dolphins are not made for captivity. They give us free shows when they escort boats at sea and that would generate a lot of money for some of your citizens. Dolphins’ meat is not suited for human consumption because of the mercury in their flesh. Please show the whole world how innovative Japan can be in developing the kind of ecotourism in your country where free dolphins and free whales are observed closely from boats. Our friends, the dolphins, deserve the same freedom we enjoy. They don't deserve to be jailed, get depressed and commit suicide. Please develop ecotourism in Japan. With my best wishes of success in this endeavour.

    • Marlies de Vries-Meijer ALMERE, NETHERLANDS
      • 8 months ago


    • Rich Longtin GLENDALE, AZ
      • 8 months ago

      This is inhumane treatment of whales

    • Pam Pendleton CINCINNATI, OH
      • 8 months ago

      This is wrong! Dolphins and whales are miraculous healing creatures, but they can only help raise the vibration of our planet if allowed to thrive in ocean water.


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