Ric O'Barry stands and fights for dolphins in Japan, Switzerland and Germany day after day, to see the end of the unjust slaughter of dolphins. The ones that are not killed become entertainment for the public eye. Whales are also victims and become forced to perform tricks in tanks which they cannot survive for a long period of time. most of the population within Japan don't realise they are eating dolphin and the meat they consume is heavily contaminated with mercury. The dolphins and whales go through antagonising pain and may be left to drown slowly and painfully if the wounds do not kill them right away. The dolphins and whales that are not killed are transported around the world for tourist atractions such as aquariums where they are forced to perform tricks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtxjoMd3p3o. The reason i aim to petition Japan is simply because they do not have any animal welfare laws and is the main reason dolphins and whales suffer such a grate deal of pain, instead of being able to roam the ocean. please make a stand and help these beautiful mammals.