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Petitioning World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) Executive Director Dr. Gerald Dick and 2 others

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

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Supporters

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

Letter 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
I am appalled at WAZA’s ‘Dolphin Management Protocol’ that permits WAZA-member facilities like JAZA to continue to acquire dolphins in association with cruel drive hunts. Over 55 percent (!) of JAZA facilities hold dolphins that were most likely acquired from the drive hunts.

I ask you to take swift action:
Repeal the endorsement of this protocol and end with it the continuing endorsement of the brutal dolphin drive hunts. Enough of WAZA turning a blind eye to the ongoing dolphin slaughters. The time for member facilities to be held accountable for WAZA's own Code of Ethics that condemns and prohibits the acquisition of dolphins from the wild through indiscriminate and cruel methods, like the Japanese dolphin drive hunts, is NOW: Send a clear message that dolphin drive hunts must end by expelling any member facilities that continue to acquire dolphins through drive hunts.

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.

$TOP $UPPORTING TAIJI'$ DOLPHIN $LAUGHTER AND EXPEL THE TAIJI WHALE MUSEUM IMMEDIATELY FOR ROUTINELY VIOLATING THE WAZA CODE OF ETHICS !!