- Yuji KumamaruConsul General of Japan in HK
Stop the brutal slaughter and capture of dolphins and whales in Taiiji.
Whilst this petition says it was a victory, I'm afraid to say we're not quite yet there. I have updated a newer petition. All signatures received will be counted from both petitions.
- Consul General of Japan in HK
Dear Consul General Of Japan in HK,
We the undersigned members of the community implore you to put an end to the brutal treatment and unsustainable slaughter of dolphins in the Japanese drive fisheries. Scientific research shows that dolphins are highly intelligent, self-aware and emotional animals with strong family ties and complex social lives. In addition, repeated recommendations from the international scientific and management communities to end this hunt have been ignored and there are no current population assessments of the most targeted species in Japanese waters. We urge you to lead the way and take action in stopping the inhumane treatment and killing of these highly sentient mammals.
We strongly believe that the sourcing of animals from this fishery for any purposes including human consumption, fertilizer and live public display, is unethical.
Dolphins annd whales belong in their natural habitat and can be observed this way as an alternative way of enjoyment.
I ask that you urge the Japanese government to revoke permits that allow Japan's Fisheries Agency to continue this heinous, dangerous and illegal practice.
Japan, Let the dolphins live and be free.
Your immediate action is needed.
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