WAZA: $TOP $UPPORTING TAIJI'$ DOLPHIN $LAUGHTER AND EXPEL THE TAIJI WHALE MUSEUM IMMEDIATELY !!
  • Petitioning Dr. Gerald Dick

This petition will be delivered to:

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) Executive Director
Dr. Gerald Dick
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) President
Dr. Lee Ehmke
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
WAZA Executive Office

WAZA: $TOP $UPPORTING TAIJI'$ DOLPHIN $LAUGHTER AND EXPEL THE TAIJI WHALE MUSEUM IMMEDIATELY !!

    1. Petition by

      I Love Dolphins

The goal of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like-minded organizations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation. But there is nothing further from that mission than the inhumane methods employed in the Taiji Drive Hunt. There is an agreement between Taiji and WAZA which states there is not to be killing of Bottlenose dolphins during the month of September: 
www.waza.org/files/webcontent/1.public_site/5.conservation/code_of_ethics_and_animal_welfare/General principles, reference to dolphins.pdf
WHY JUST SEPTEMBER? WHY JUST BOTTLENOSE? WHY DOES WAZA PUT ITS ORGANIZATIONAL HEAD IN THE SAND AS DOLPHINS OF MANY SPECIES ARE KILLED FROM SEPTEMBER TO MARCH IN TAIJI?

While WAZA purports to love animals, its indifference to the inhumane methods of driving, herding, capturing and killing employed by the Taiji Fishermen's Union makes WAZA just as culpable as those who bang the poles or those who push the metal rods behind the blowholes of these extremely intelligent animals. WAZA has the power, influence and ability to bring an end to the atrocities of Taiji. The time to hold WAZA accountable...the time for WAZA to stand up for the dolphins IS TODAY! PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE WIDELY TO TELL WAZA THAT THE WORLD IS WATCHING. THE WORLD IS WAITING AND IS DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR WAZA'S PURCHASE SELECTION OF DOLPHINS. 

WAZA MUST AGREE THAT IT WILL EXPEL ANY MEMBERS WHO ACCEPT ANY DOLPHIN THAT IS COLLECTED FROM A DRIVE HUNT, ESPECIALLY FROM A DRIVE HUNT FROM THE INFAMOUS COVE OF TAIJI.

Please sign to DEMAND that WAZA DOES NOT support this brutal Taiji dolphin hunt: WAZA must expel IMMEDIATELY the Taiji Whale Museum for routinely violating the WAZA Code of Ethics.

LET'S STICK IT TO WAZA !!

ONCE YOU HAVE SIGNED THE PETITION, PLEASE CONTINUE TO CALL, FAX & EMAIL WAZA TO LET THEM KNOW YOUR OPINION ON THIS MATTER AND JOIN OUR FB EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/101567146680421

WAZA: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Dr. Gerald Dick, WAZA Executive Director
Email: gerald.dick@waza.org
Dr. Lee Ehmke, WAZA President
Email: lee.ehmke@state.mn.us
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lee.ehmke

WAZA Executive Office
IUCN Conservation Centre
Rue Mauverney 28CH-1196 Gland
Switzerland
Phone +41 (0)22 999 07 90
Fax +41 (0)22 999 07 91
Email: secretariat@waza.org
Website:
www.waza.org/en/site/contact-us-1257966668
www.waza.org/en/site/about-waza/contact-us

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Important Links
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PROOF OF TAIJI WHALE MUSEUM BEING A MEMBER OF WAZA:
www.zoos.org/SE%20Asia
www.waza.org/en/site/about-waza/members
www.waza.org/en/site/about-waza/members?id=162

www.jaza.jp/english5.html
WAZA'S BLATANT LIE:
www.waza.org/en/site/pressnews-events/news/taiji-drive-fishery

WAZA COULD STOP THE SLAUGHTER:
www.dolphinproject.org/blog/post/waza-could-stop-the-slaughter

Taiji’s First Drive Hunt Plunders Bottlenose Dolphins for Marine Parks: The WAZA Agreement:
www.championsforcetaceans.com/2013/09/02/taijis-first-drive-hunt-plunders-bottlenose-dolphins-for-marine-parks-the-waza-agreement

MAKE ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS CLEAN UP THEIR ACTS:
www.dolphinproject.org/take-action/make-zoos-and-aquariums-clean-up-their-acts

TELL ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS TO STOP AIDING THE DOLPHIN KILLING:
www.savejapandolphins.org/take-action/help-spread-the-word

The Lame Excuse Aquariums Use to Justify Taking Dolphins From ‘The Cove’:
www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/11/aquariums-around-world-alter-coves-killing-calendar

While claiming to protect dolphins in the wild, WAZA in fact simply suggests different ways of "herding" and "acquiring" them, EVEN mentions "that a certain amount of culling can be allowed" (you may need to scroll a bit down to see this post):
www.facebook.com/events/101567146680421/permalink/123483971155405

WAZA Can Save Angel and End Dolphin Hunts in Taiji:
www.huffingtonpost.com/ric-o/waza-can-save-angel-and-e_b_4632897.html

Ironically JAZA, a supporter of capture & slaughter in Taiji is on WAZA’s Animal Welfare Committee!
www.waza.org/en/site/about-waza/council-and-committees/animal-welfare-committee


WAZA CONTINUE TO LIE... WHILE DOLPHINS CONTINUE TO DIE:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=587632881324845

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Ric O'Barry of The Cove will be hand-delivering our petition to WAZA!

      Ric O'Barry of The Cove will be hand-delivering our 14,000+ signature-strong petition to WAZA, on Friday, March 28!

      More details about Ric's meeting and the dolphin demo at WAZA here:
      www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/international-team-to-tackle-world-zoo-aquarium-organization/article/378022
      www.facebook.com/events/658067014254366

      And don't forget to make this petition even STRONGER, let's spread it around to gather as many signatures as possible, LET'S STICK IT TO WAZA. :)

      International team to tackle world zoo & aquarium organization

      Gland - An international team of dolphin advocates opposed to the Taiji dolphin drives, will gather at the headquarters of the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums (WAZA) this week, to discuss the exclusion of one of its members.

    3. JOIN RIC O'BARRY TO THE WAZA DOLPHIN PROTEST IN SWITZERLAND

      JOIN RIC O'BARRY TO THE WAZA DOLPHIN PROTEST IN SWITZERLAND
      www.facebook.com/events/658067014254366

      Please spread this VIP event by sharing and inviting friends!

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      DEMO INFOS:

      MOTTO:
      WAZA MUST END THE JAPANESE DOLPHIN DRIVE HUNTS AS WELL AS ALL CETACEAN CAPTIVITY!

      WHEN:
      March 28th 2014
      1pm – 3pm

      WHERE:
      WAZA Executive Office
      IUCN Conservation Centre
      Rue Mauverney 28
      CH-1196 Gland
      Switzerland

      PROTEST MATERIAL:
      Pictures, signs, banners, etc. may be taken along by participants.

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      The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) claims to be against the Japanese drive slaughter of dolphins. But the facts tell a different story...
      => www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=668595346534681

      WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Demonstration/Protest - Switzerland | Facebook

      WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Demonstration/Protest - Switzerland | Facebook

    4. Reached 12,500 signatures
    5. WAZA CONTINUE TO LIE... WHILE DOLPHINS CONTINUE TO DIE

      WAZA CONTINUE TO LIE... WHILE DOLPHINS CONTINUE TO DIE

      Instead of finally ACTING for the dolphins, WAZA is hiding behind LIES... AGAIN !!! In response to the criticism, WAZA issued this statement on January 24th:
      http://on.fb.me/1fiYBwx (Facebook) ► http://bit.ly/1aRSwSO (Website)

      Well, WAZA has just basically repeated the same OLD LIE from September 2013: ► http://bit.ly/1ej0RzR

      "Contrary to certain media reports, the Taiji Whale Museum is not and never has been a WAZA member." www.waza.org/en/site/pressnews-events/news/waza-strongly-condemns-the-taiji-dolphin-drive-hunt

      WAZA clearly lists JAZA (www.waza.org/en/site/about-waza/members) as a member of its organization. JAZA in turn lists more than 60 Japanese aquariums (www.jaza.jp/english5.html) as members of its organization; one of whom, is the Taiji Whale Museum !!

      MORE WAZA LIES & DIRT HERE: ► http://bitly.com/L4Fqed (share PLZ!)

      DON'T BUY WAZA'S LIES - TWEET THIS LIST !! ► http://bit.ly/1aSVWVr

      Toni Gutierrez - Photos from Toni Gutierrez's post in TELL... | Facebook

      WAZA CONTINUE TO LIE... WHILE DOLPHINS CONTINUE TO DIE Instead of finally ACTING for the dolphins, WAZA is hiding behind LIES... AGAIN !!! In response to the criticism, WAZA issued this statement on January 24th: ► http://on.fb.me/1fiYBwx (Facebook) ► http://bit.ly/1aRSwSO (Website) Well, WAZA has just basically repeated the same OLD LIE from September 2013: ► www.waza.org/en/site/pressnews-events/news/taiji-drive-fishery THE LIES...

    6. Shame on WAZA!

      Ironically JAZA, a supporter of the capture and slaughter in The Cove is on WAZA’s Animal Welfare Committee!
      www.waza.org/en/site/about-waza/council-and-committees/animal-welfare-committee

    7. WAZA Can Save Angel and End Dolphin Hunts in Taiji

      WAZA publishes a "Code of Ethics" and has given lip service to opposing the Taiji drive hunts. But JAZA and the Taiji Whale Museum are still members in good standing with WAZA.

      What kind of ethics condemns the dolphin hunts while taking advantage of them to help the Taiji dolphin hunters round up and slaughter hundreds of dolphins every year?.

      WAZA should stop making claims based on the false assertion that the dolphin hunts are somehow part of "Japanese culture." This is just a lame excuse for the lucrative captures and killing to continue.

      Instead WAZA and ALL its members should be condemning the dolphin hunts in no uncertain terms. If JAZA members continue to acquire dolphins from the drive hunts in Taiji, JAZA should be expelled from WAZA.

      READ MORE: http://huff.to/1eQWddT

      WAZA MUST AGREE THAT IT WILL EXPEL ANY MEMBERS WHO ACCEPT ANY DOLPHIN THAT IS COLLECTED FROM A DRIVE HUNT, ESPECIALLY FROM A DRIVE HUNT FROM THE INFAMOUS COVE OF TAIJI.

      WAZA Can Save Angel and End Dolphin Hunts in Taiji

      This past weekend, a very large pod of bottlenose dolphins were captured and herded into the Cove in Taiji, Japan. These horrible dolphin hunts were revealed to the world (including most Japanese) by the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove. One of these dolphins is a small calf that we have named Angel.

    8. Reached 10,000 signatures
    9. AOMORI AQUARIUM, A WAZA MEMBER, TAKING TAIJI DOLPHINS !!

      www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=647890148577835:
      "bottlenose dolphin from Taiji dolphin hunt from sep 1st at Taiji .2bottlenose dolphin when to Aomori aquarium japan.they are 3-4y old."

      AOMORI AQUARIUM (www.facebook.com/asamushi.aqua), A WAZA MEMBER, TAKING TAIJI DOLPHINS !!
      DR. DICK & MR. EHMKE MUST AGREE THAT WAZA WILL EXPEL ANY MEMBERS WHO ACCEPT ANY DOLPHIN THAT IS COLLECTED FROM A DRIVE HUNT, ESPECIALLY FROM A DRIVE HUNT FROM THE INFAMOUS COVE OF TAIJI !!

      PLEASE KEEP SHARING OUR PETITION WIDELY, MANY THANKS AND LET'S STICK IT TO WAZA !!

      PROOF OF AOMORI AQUARIUM BEING A MEMBER OF WAZA:
      www.zoos.org/SE%20Asia
      www.waza.org/en/site/about-waza/members?id=162
      www.jaza.jp/english5.html
      WAZA'S BLATANT LIE:
      www.waza.org/en/site/pressnews-events/news/taiji-drive-fishery

    10. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Vitina Marcus NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
      • 11 days ago

      My heart, mind & soul cries out to this heartless mass slaughter of highly wonderful beings in every way. Japan you are bringing more karmic destruction to your country & people. You who do this slaughter must be demons. Not Humans with a heart. I ask for Justice from the Creator.

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    • tracy solange matamoros guerra GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR
      • about 1 month ago

      porque todas las especies tienen que estar protegidas y con derecho a la vida como todo ser vivo. hasta el mas sanguinario de los depredadores tiene el derecho a la vida, como todo ser vivo que habita este planeta maravilloso en el que dios nos permite vivir.

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    • martine vrassy KIFISSIA, GREECE
      • about 1 month ago

      plus de dauphins en captivite

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    • Diego Pratesi AMEGLIA, ITALY
      • about 1 month ago

      Animals are a part of our life!Let's proyect them forever cause to protect them we will protect us!

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    • Martina Grimová BRNO, OR
      • about 1 month ago

      I do not agree!!

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