Ban the killing of dolphins in Taiji,Japan.
  • Petitioning Kazutaka Sangen

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Mayor of Taiji
Kazutaka Sangen
Dolphin Base Resort
Manager
Fisherman's Union
Mr Hirofumi Seko

Ban the killing of dolphins in Taiji,Japan.

    1. Petition by

      Titas Saha

Each year from September to May over 20,000 dolphins are slaughtered in Japan. Bottlenose dolphins sold off for upwards of $200,000 to marine mammal parks around the world, where they will remain in captivity performing circus acts. The rest of them are inhumanely killed and sold as food which causes mercury poisoning.
Please sign this petition to request the Mayor of Taiji to take an action against this,to put an end to the massacre.Please help.
Every little action counts.Thank you very much.

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    News

    1. Only 85 of These Rare Dolphins Exist—So Why Is Laos Doing Something That Co

      A proposed hydropower dam in the Mekong Delta would spell doom for critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins.

      Only around 85 Irrawaddy dolphins, an unusual-looking cetacean with a blunt-shaped head, remain in the Mekong Delta, despite international efforts to save the critically endangered species. Now a plan by government officials in Laos to construct a dam on the river threatens to wipe out these dolphins altogether, conservationists say.
      Critically Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins Now Face More Threats in Laos .
      SOURCE:http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/05/irrawaddy-dolphins-need-your-help?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-03-05&cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-03-05

    2. Dolphin-Killing Season Ends Early in Taiji

      Dolphin-Killing Season Ends Early in Taiji
      This year, cove fishermen killed 834 dolphins. An additional 164 were taken captive, destined for marine parks.
      David Kirby has been a professional journalist for 25 years. His third book, 'Death at Seaworld,' was published in 2012.
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      The long, bloody killing season in Taiji, Japan, is finally over. The hunt ended this week, earlier than usual, with a record-low number of dolphins killed in the cove amid intensive opposition from celebrities, activists, and the U.S. ambassador to Japan.
      Just after the Times’ editorial ran, a group of marquee celebrities, spearheaded by music mogul Russell Simmons, penned a letter urging President Obama not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until Japan bans the slaughter and capture of dolphins in Taiji.

      SOURCE:http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/02/26/thats-wrap-dolphin-killing-season-ends-taiji?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2014-03-01-taiji

      Dolphin-Killing Season Ends Early in Taiji

      This year, cove fishermen killed 834 dolphins. An additional 164 were taken captive, destined for marine parks.

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. Local fishermen and dolphins work together to catch fish :-)

      Dolphins Help Fishermen

      Probably no other sea animal has captured our affection and attention like the dolphin. Its intelligence and athleticism has fascinated observers for years. Dolphins seem to exhibit a friendly willingness to co-operate with humans...something very rare in the wild animal kingdom.

    5. Empty Boats!

      Boats returned with NO dolphins as the weather was too rough for dolphin hunting.Boats returned empty on 3 consecutive days.
      Source:Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project.

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. The movie Blackfish!

      I wonder if this will have the same impact like "The Cove".
      http://blackfishmovie.com/

      Blackfish Official Film Site

      A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

    8. SeaWorld Orca Dies in Spain

      The whales owned by SeaWorld can be extremely hindered in their ability to mother their young. (Photo: Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)
      An infant female orca by the name of Vicky has died at the Loro Parque amusement park in the Canary Islands, park officials announced today on its Facebook page.

      Vicky, just 10 months old, had been rejected by her mother Kohana, a young orca who was ripped from her own mother’s side at just 19 months of age and eventually shipped off to Tenerife.

      “In contrast with joy with which Loro Parque announced the birth of the second baby orca in Spain, last August 3rd, today with enormous regret we inform you of the sad demise of Vicky, who with so much emotion and affection, the team of OrcaOcean cared for in her 10 months of life,” Loro Parque’s Facebook page says.

      The death was sudden and the cause unknown, though Vicky had been showing unusual behaviors in recent days, according to the post.

    9. Blue whales 'shot' in the name of science samples.

      Shooting at blue whales from a small boat to obtain tissue samples was one of the tasks for Nelson-based marine scientist Carlos Olavarria in a breakthrough research voyage to the Ross Sea earlier this year.

      "As sampler my work involved the collection of small pieces of skin for genetic analyses, using a dart propelled by a modified rifle, which floats in the surface of the water after hitting the whales and bouncing back."
      It is estimated that up to 300,000 blue whales were killed during the commercial whaling area, with the population reduced to between a few hundred and a few thousand.

      It remains on the critically endangered list.

      The expedition, which ended in mid-March, obtained tissue samples from 23, and established photo ID for 57.
      (http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/8772674/Blue-whales-shot-in-the-name-of-science-samples)

    10. Reached 1,500 signatures
    11. Thank you.

      Thank you everyone for your support.We need to keep it going!Please help me do so.Our reason is the same-Save the dolphins.

    12. 2011/2012 DRIVE HUNT TAIJI TOTAL NUMBER OF DOLPHINS SLAUGHTERED

      TOTAL DOLPHINS SLAUGHTERED 762 – 809+*
      RISSO 271 – 287+*
      BOTTLENOSE 25**
      STRIPED 330 - 356
      PANTROPICAL SPOTTED 128 - 133
      FALSE KILLER WHALE 8
      *16th December no record of Risso pod size + kills possibly due to Erwin arrest and police seizure of SD cards etc, captives + releases recorded whilst in progress during the day.
      ** Bottlenose slaughter number also includes the reported suspected slaughter of the captive bottlenose known as Jiyu by activists reporting from Taiji.

    13. Our Cove Guardian-Ric O'Barry !

      Richard O'Barry has worked both sides of the dolphin street, the first 10 years with the dolphin captivity industry, the past 38 against it. When Kathy, the dolphin who played Flipper most of the time, died in his arms, OʼBarry realized that capturing dolphins and training them to perform silly tricks is simply wrong.

      O'Barry has rescued and released more than 25 captive dolphins.
      In 1991 OʼBarry received the 'Environmental Achievement Award'.

      His book 'Behind the Dolphin Smile' was published in 1989, a second book, 'To Free A Dolphin' was published in September 2000.

      O’Barry features in Academy Award winning documentary film The Cove, which investigates links between the killing, capture, trade and display of dolphins all over the world.
      He says ,"Dolphins are free-ranging, intelligent, and complex wild animals, and they belong in the oceans, not playing the clown in our human schemes."

    14. Dolphin Killing Methods Currently used in Taiji,Japan.

      The Taiji Fishing Cooperative in Japan has published the details of a new killing method that involves cutting (transecting) the spinal cord and purports to reduce time to death. The method involves the repeated insertion of a metal rod followed by the plugging of the wound to prevent blood loss into the water.
      The method induces paraplegia (paralysis of the body) and death through trauma and gradual blood loss.
      It is estimated that each year within Japanese waters up to 22,000 small
      whales, dolphins, and porpoises (known collectively as “small cetaceans”) are killed
      in hunts that involve a range of techniques. Most of these small cetaceans are killed in
      a direct hunt for Dall’s porpoises, but others are taken in a particular category of hunt
      known as “drive hunts” or the drive fishery (Kasuya, 2007; National Research
      Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, 2009).

    15. Reached 1,000 signatures
    16. The Discovery of Dolphin Language!

      Researchers in the United States and Great Britain have made a significant breakthrough in deciphering dolphin language in which a series of eight objects have been sonically identified by dolphins.

      Team leader, Jack Kassewitz of SpeakDolphin.com, ‘spoke’ to dolphins with the dolphin’s own sound picture words.

      Kassewitz said, “Our research has provided an answer to an age-old question highlighted by Dr Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute, ‘Are we alone?’ We can now unequivocally answer, ‘no.’ SETI’s search for non-human intelligence in outer space has been found right here on earth in the graceful form of dolphins.”

      Full results of this research are available on request from Jack Kassewitz.

      Jack Kassewitz: speakdolphin@mac.com305-807-5812 - Miami, FloridaJohn Stuart Reid: john@sonic-age.com

      SpeakDolphin

      Dolphin Communication

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    • Sachin Kalambe NASHIK, INDIA
      • 2 days ago

      SAVE ANIMALS

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    • Furman Rumi JAPAN
      • 11 days ago

      イルカの知能が人間より高いとは思わないけれど、この飽食の時代に必要なく殺される命は守らねばなりません。

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    • Celeste Machristie PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      because they are intelligent, sentient creatures, not Food!

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    • andry lavigne BALI, INDONESIA
      • about 1 month ago

      stop dolphin hubt in japan !

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    • Manjit Shrestha AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      All animals have right to live.

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