Stop the Annual Slaughter of Dolphins
  • Petitioned Mr. Yoshiki Kimura,

This petition was delivered to:

Governor of Wakayama prefecture
Mr. Yoshiki Kimura,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Masahiko Yamada
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Gerald Dick, President
Prime Minister
Honorable Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Dolphin Base Resort
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Gerald Dick, President

Stop the Annual Slaughter of Dolphins

    1. Barbara Napoles
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Napoles

      Miami, United States

Taiji had a little secret and now that secret is out in the open. Please sign and share this petition with everyone you know.

As the Day of the Dolphin approaches, September 1, 2014, so does the herding and slaughter season which  starts on Sept. 1, 2014. The dolphins are hunted and driven into the Killing Cove by the Fishermen's Union of Taiji, using banger boats to steer them. Once in the Cove a net is drawn behind them and a few of them (if they are nice specimens they are taken into captivity), those that are not selected, are systematically slaughtered.

The dead dolphins are then taken via skiffs to the gutting barge, the bodies of the dead dolphins are then taken to the butcher house. The meat is sold to the citizens of Japan fraudulently  labelled as "whale" and served as lunch to children in school. Dolphin and whale meat is highly toxic. It contains high levels of the heavy metal, Mercury which has already produced 2 major outbreaks of Minamata disease and causes mental retardation.

This is the largest  dolphin slaughter in the world and unfortunately very few people know it even takes place. Even in Japan, not many people are aware that this atrocity occurs.

The Taiji dolphin hunts continue because the fishermen make immense profits from selling some of their victims to the captive dolphin industry. Government officials also allow the hunt because they consider the dolphins to be pests that eat and deplete the fish stocks around Taiji. Dolphin Base Resort houses all the captive Dolphins and they are held in sea pens or concrete pools. Training starts immediately as food is withheld from them until they start to cooperate or they starve to death. The blood-stained sea and panicked screams of the dying dolphins will no longer continue to fall on deaf ears, as animal advocates worldwide  will make sure that their cries are heard.

On August 31, 2012 there will be a global event to bring awareness to the plight of the dolphin.

It is up to everyone, especially travelers visiting Japan, to spread the word. THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE WORLD TO STOP BEING SILENT AND TAKE A STAND!!

 Please join the campaign with one signature. We need YOU!

Please fill out the form in the attached link directly to the Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda:

Please help us bring a stop to these slaughter watch the documentary: Help Save the Blood Dolphins. The world is watching.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. We have just updated the petition

      Barbara Napoles
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone and Thank you for signing the Petition to Stop the Annual slaughter of Dolphins in Japan. We've added the link - Please take some time and send the Prime Minister a short note on why this should be stopped. If you go to the Petition letter you can copy and paste some of the Japanese Phrases we had translated. Thank you for your continued support.

    3. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • jennifer bazilyuk LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      because dolphins are intelligent and self aware

      • 3 months ago

      I strongly believe that the slaughter of these incredible creatures is unnecessary and barbaric. I can't believe we live in a world where this is allowed to happen. It's truly heart breaking.

    • Claudia Benson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      It is barbaric. It causes unnecessary suffering. It kills all generations of a family.

    • Katherine Thrift BERRYVILLE, VA
      • 3 months ago

      The herding, slaughter starts soon. The sale of these dolphins into captivity is a mortal crime. It has to stop once and for all. I don't know how these Fishermen/murderers can sleep at night. Looking into the dolphins terrorized eye's as they coldly stab them ...and hearing the cries as they call out to each other. STOP THIS! :(

    • Sebastian Capurro ARGENTINA
      • 3 months ago

      me parece inhumano tal masacre, por mas que seamos la raza dominante del planeta no tenemos porque derramar tanta sangre como si fuera un festival :( por favor paren! u.u


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