The slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales occurs in Japan each year. Starting on September 1st and usually continuing through March of the next year, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bays and mercilessly stab and drown them to death.
The dolphin meat from Taiji is then packaged and sold and is sometimes marked as healthy whale meat from the Southern Antarctic Whale Sanctuary. Dolphin meat is heavily laced in Mercury and poses a severe threat to all those who eat it. The dolphins who are not slaughtered are bought by marine parks all over the world and forced to live inside a small concrete pool and to entertain large crowds for the rest of their lives.
Sign this petition to end this brutal "tradition" in Taiji by telling the Mayor of Taiji, the Prime Minister, and the Emperor himself that the people of the world think the Dolphin Hunt is a disgusting practice that needs to end now!