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
Dr. Lee Ehmke, WAZA President
WAZA Executive Office
IUCN Conservation Centre
Rue Mauverney 28CH-1196 Gland
Phone +41 (0)22 999 07 90
Fax +41 (0)22 999 07 91
PROOF OF TAIJI WHALE MUSEUM BEING A MEMBER OF WAZA:
WAZA'S BLATANT LIE:
WAZA COULD STOP THE SLAUGHTER:
Taiji’s First Drive Hunt Plunders Bottlenose Dolphins for Marine Parks: The WAZA Agreement:
MAKE ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS CLEAN UP THEIR ACTS:
TELL ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS TO STOP AIDING THE DOLPHIN KILLING:
The Lame Excuse Aquariums Use to Justify Taking Dolphins From ‘The Cove’:
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):
WAZA Can Save Angel and End Dolphin Hunts in Taiji:
Ironically JAZA, a supporter of capture & slaughter in Taiji is on WAZA’s Animal Welfare Committee!
WAZA CONTINUE TO LIE... WHILE DOLPHINS CONTINUE TO DIE: