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Request the Japanese Government to take action and cease the barbaric slaughter of Dolphins & Whales at Taiji

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In the small coastal town of Taiji, hundreds to thousands of dolphins and small whales are captured and killed each year during the annual dolphin drive hunt.

For a staggering six months of every year - September 1st until March - a group of dolphin hunters herd wild dolphins from the ocean’s open waters into a hidden shallow bay, now infamously known around the world as the cove.

The hunters capture entire families, or pods, of various species of dolphins at a time in order to satisfy the international demand for captive dolphins in the entertainment industry. Those taken captive are sent to aquariums and marine parks worldwide. The remaining dolphins are killed by a hunting technique known as “pithing,” which leaves the still conscious dolphins paralyzed and often drowning in the blood of their own family members.

This barbaric and inhumane slaughter must stop! Please sign this petition and let the NZ Japanese Ambassador and the Japanese Government know that we are shocked, saddened and digusted that this practice is allowed to continue!

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