Petitioning Mayor of Taiji Kazutaka Sangen and 7 others

Please STOP the annual Taiji slaughter and capture of cetaceans.

This petition will be resubmitted to the Consul General of Japan in Hong Kong,in September 2015.

During these hunts, small whales and dolphins are rounded up into shallow bays and slaughtered with knives and hand-held harpoons. The drive fishery in Japan continues due to the demand for the meat however the demand for the animals to supply marine
parks far outweighs the demand for consumption. This killing must be stopped.

We need to let the Japanese Minister know that we cannot and will not tolerate the slaughter or capture of these sentient beings.

The message is positive:
Japan, let the dolphins live and be free!

Letter to
Mayor of Taiji Kazutaka Sangen
Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong Mr. Hitoshi Noda
H.E. Mr Kazuyoshi Umemoto
and 5 others
Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong Mr. Norio Mitsuya
Mr. Jun Yamazaki
Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong Mr. Takao Makino
Mr. Kenichiro Sasae
Ministry of Environment JAPAN Ministry of Envoirnment , Japan
We the undersigned members of the community implore you to put an end to the brutal treatment and unsustainable slaughter of dolphins in the Japanese drive fisheries. We urge you to lead the way and take action in stopping the inhumane treatment and killing of these highly sentient mammals. We strongly believe that the sourcing of animals from this fishery for any purposes including human consumption, fertiliser and live public display, is unethical. Dolphins and whales belong in their natural habitat and can be observed this way as an alternative way of enjoyment. I ask that you urge the Japanese government to revoke permits that allow Japan's Fisheries Agency to continue this heinous, dangerous and illegal practice. Japan, Let the dolphins live and be free. Your immediate action is needed.
Please STOP the annual Taiji slaughter or cetaceans.