Sign the Petition to Put an End to Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

Sign the Petition to Put an End to Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

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Melissa Macias started this petition to Prime Minister of Japan

I am Melissa Macias, resident of Los Angeles, California asking you to please stop the slaughtering and capturing of dolphins in Taiji. What is happening to these poor animals is unjustified and should be stopped immediately. No animal should be viciously killed like they are in Taiji. Hiding this from your people as well as denying your actions is also cruel and should be fixed. I am asking you to put an end to the killing of dolphins. Dolphins are essentially like humans in the way they communicate and live. Killing them is like killing your own people. On top of that, there are many other reasons as to why you should stop the slaughter of these innocent animals. 

One of the reasons I am asking you to stop the slaughter of dolphins is because the reason you are killing them, which is for consumption, is extremely hazardous. According to the World Health Organization, Mercury could lead to damage in kidneys, intestines and other organs. You are essentially letting those who sell dolphin meat kill your own people.  Not only is it posing a threat for your own people, but it is also posing a threat to those whom you sell the dolphin meat to. According to Blue Voice.org, many of the people they have tested since the beginning of dolphin slaughtering has shown high levels of mercury. Mercury is very dangerous as it could lead to many disorders in people. When people consume this dolphin meat they risk chances of getting very ill and even coming close to death. What is even more terrifying about this is the fact that some of the people are not even aware of what they are doing because of how your fisheries hide it. It is very unnecessary to be killing off your own people simply for the benefit of making money. You may not realize it, but many are being harmed here. Please put a stop to this practice for everyone's own well being. I understand that it may be hard to make such a huge decision without having anything to fall back on, which is why I propose a plan.

 Instead of slaughtering these animals you can instead turn to making negotiations with other countries to help expand food supply if that is the issue pushing the killing of dolphins for meat. What I mean by this is to reach out and buy fish that is needed in your country instead of killing dolphins to replace it. Reaching out is okay. If meat is needed, turn to alternatives that don't contain dangerous material for consumption. And, if the reason for slaughtering dolphins is not solely for consumption but rather because you believe they are killing the fish you hunt to feed your people, then maybe think of a better alternative. Instead of luring in dolphins why not push them away from your waters to better control the declining of your fish supply? This way, your fish supply will increase and no dolphins would have to be slaughtered in the process. 

There are ways of stopping. It is just up to you to make the decision. It is up to you to make a change not only for the well being of your own people, but for the well being of these innocent creatures. Many others also want change, which is why I ask you to take into consideration this petition. 

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