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Stop the Bloodbath

Stop the Bloodbath

Act NOW, to stop the cruel dolphin bloodbath in Japan

UPDATE: The Governor of Taiji has just signed a permit condemning a quota of 1,873 beautiful, wild dolphins to a slow and agonising death.

He has also given the go-ahead for countless more dolphins to be ripped away from their families and sold to aquariums to spend a miserable lifetime in tiny, chlorinated tanks.

Please sign the global petition demanding the Governor of Wakayama CANCEL the dolphin hunting permit - before any more innocent animals are killed.

Unless the world takes a stand to STOP these terrible hunts NOW, the bloodbath will take place every day between September and March.

But if you sign the petition, you can pressure the Governor to withdraw the hunting permit, saving thousands of dolphins from pain and slaughter.

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Please sign the global petition demanding the Governor of Wakayama CANCEL the dolphin hunting permit - before any more innocent animals are killed.

Unless the world takes a stand to STOP these terrible hunts NOW, the bloodbath will take place every day between September and March.

But if you sign the petition, you can pressure the Governor to withdraw the hunting permit, saving thousands of dolphins from pain and slaughter.

Dolphin hunting in Japan is not a ‘tradition’ or part of the culture. And dolphin hunters are not poor people struggling to feed their families – they turn up for ‘work’ in luxury cars that have been paid for with the blood of dolphins.

There is growing global pressure to stop the cruel dolphin hunts - that’s why dolphin hunters go to great lengths to hide their brutality. But the blood-red waters around Taiji give them away.

Will you join Australia for Dolphins and animal lovers around the world to apply massive pressure on the one man who can end it all in a heartbeat?

Australia for Dolphins is a small, Australia-based charity that defends dolphins and whales from cruelty.

Our passionate supporters have already crippled the market for dolphins captured in the drive hunts. Now we need to save the poor dolphin families who are left behind and butchered for their meat.

Please, sign and share the petition now to save these beautiful dolphins. You are their only hope.

Watch this video to find out more. WARNING: you may find it distressing.

Drive hunting dolphins

‘Drive hunting’ in action. Governor Nisaka issues the permit for this cruel hunt that causes maximum pain to its victims.

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Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka

To: Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka, Governor of Wakayama Prefecture.

It’s time to stop the cruel and unnecessary dolphin hunts in Taiji. I respectfully ask that you cancel the permit for this season’s hunt before more innocent dolphins are slaughtered, or sold into captivity.

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Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka

The bloody dolphin drive hunts do not benefit the town of Taiji. The acts of a few greedy hunters turn away tourism and bring international condemnation upon the whole of Japan.

By cancelling the current dolphin-hunt permit, you would save the lives of hundreds of innocent dolphins. Using your authority to halt this killing season will bring honour to your position and demonstrate great leadership in the defence of animal welfare.

Earlier this year, the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums banned its members from purchasing dolphins captured in these brutal hunts. We ask you to follow their lead and end Taiji’s shame by putting a stop to the unnecessary and inhumane hunts once and for all.

As Governor of Wakayama Prefecture, we ask you to please act in the best interests of dolphins and the town of Taiji - do not issue a permit for the drive hunts in 2015.

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Drive hunting dolphins

‘Drive hunting’ in action. Governor Nisaka issues the permit for this cruel hunt that causes maximum pain to its victims.

Dolphins slaughtered

Join the global outrage against this needlessly cruel and painful industry. It can be stopped.

These people have taken action to #STOPTHEBLOODBATH this season:
  • Katherine, United States United States
    Stop this cruel practice.
  • Katherine, United States United States
    Stop this cruel practice.
  • Ian, United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Chris, New Zealand New Zealand
    THE END OF WHALES (!982 & *86) O Great Leviathan of the Deep, Will Man, in peace, never let you sleep, O Great Leviathan; In the "good-olde-days-of-sail", Did he never hear you wail ["Whale"] That one day you might be extinct?! ------------ ...And the harpoon flashed As the great whale splashed In the stormy waters of the bay. It was on a wild and blust'ry day That the shore-whalers shot the harpoon From canon on land in late afternoon. They had struggle enough with the weather Being blown about like a feather On the winds of malcontent. For these men were quite intent On capturing alive this wily beast And, if they did, they promised a feast ("Alive or dead," they said, "Alive or dead!") But they did not know And it soon would show That it was the last whale alive And it struggled to survive These wily whalers and their "sword-of-doom", But they'd built for themselves, and it, a tomb, For, although, it was the last whale alive, They did not know, And could not tell, She had a calf inside! ------ What if this were to happen? Where would you be then, eh? Extinction means forever.
  • Cathy, South Africa South Africa
    Shocking
  • Edilma, Brazil Brazil