• Petitioned Prime Minister of Japan

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Prime Minister of Japan

Stop the dolphin and whale killings in Taiji

    1. kathryn pina
    2. Petition by

      kathryn pina

      bergamo, Italy

Dear Prime Minister Yasuo FUKUDA,

We are outraged by the annual brutal slaughter of dolphins and whales that takes place in Japan . The images of bloody red water clearly show the world that Japan has little respect for the state of the worlds oceans and for the conservation of the marine resources it claims to support.

Many scientific studies show that the oceans are in decline. We must take whatever actions are necessary to stop their over-exploitation and to protect the creatures that live in them. These dolphins do not belong to Japan . The status of the species of dolphins and whales that you kill are either endangered, threatened, or unknown. It is an unthinkable waste that they will likely end up as a meat product or deceptively sold as whale meat, polluted with toxic levels of mercury and cadmium, killing people that eat it. It is tragic and unacceptable that the remaining dolphins that are not killed will end up destined for death in an aquarium, water park, or "swim with dolphins" program.

In addition, the methods used to kill these animals are cruel.

Corralling the dolphins into bays, then making them suffer a long and painful death by spears, hooks, and drowning is an inhumane way of fishing. This action is disgraceful and has caused much disappointment in the international community.

We demand that Japan permanently and immediately renounce and stop this slaughter. We will work diligently to bring this issue to international light until you have ceased your reprehensible violence.

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    • Alicia Godreau KISSIMMEE, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      They claim tradition and culture but first of all culture and traditions that destroy life are just an excuse to do bad things.

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    • Kathy Niell AGUAS DULCES, ROCHA, URUGUAY
      • almost 2 years ago

      This treatment of dolphins and whales speaks very poorly of the Japanese people. Why continue to murder these animals, whose flesh is highly contaminated with mercury and other toxins, and is unfit for your people's consumption! Stop it! It's the right thing to do!

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    • mike lightfoot STANFORD-LE-HOPE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Whales and dolphins are sentient beings and in decline. Please help to preserve them for the rest of the world to enjoy

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    • Michael Allen-Pugh COLCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please stop this senseless slaughter of these magnificent and gentle animals. For such an honourable nation, I find these actions appauling.

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    • Geoff Johnson COLCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please stop the slaughter of these sentient creatures. Also you are poisonong your own children by feeding them with the meat from the dolphins as it contains high levels of mercury.

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