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Mr. Kenji Yamaoka- Minister of the Consumer Affairs Agency,Mr. Yoshiki Kimura - Governor of Wakayama


Please sign this petition to end all Taiji Dolphin Slaughters. Below is a letter that will be sent along with all your signatures. We cannot do this alone be must all ban together and make change happen, the more signatures we get. the likely it is they will listen. The letter below is from the Ocean Preservation Society please sign and have this horrific slaughter ended. Thank you

Signed,

Shelley Craig

This petition closed over 4 years ago

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen & Honoured dignitaries of Japan,


I write to express extreme distress, anger and sadness at the annual dolphin slaughter and capture still being carried out in...

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen & Honoured dignitaries of Japan,


I write to express extreme distress, anger and sadness at the annual dolphin slaughter and capture still being carried out in the Japanese town of Taiji.  These dolphin drives are brutally cruel, completely unnecessary and have no place in the 21st century.

Japan is an advanced and otherwise beautiful country. It has the history and the capability to become the world leaders in marine conservation. It is unfortunate that the reputation of an entire nation is being tarnished by the work of a handful of people.

Dolphins are not fish, they are mammals. Dolphins breathe air. They have feelings. They have emotions. They have self-awareness. They are social, complex, intelligent beings. Even the nursing mothers and babies "iruka" are slaughtered with no mercy or they are stolen for a life of misery confined to small pools in aquariums. In the world of civilized nations, no wild animals are being eradicated like the dolphins are being slaughtered in Japan.

I understand that cultural food issues are complex, some people eat cows, pigs, chickens, some eat bunnies, dogs and cats, insects, etc. Yet the number of people who enjoy eating dolphin meat is dwindling, especially as people become aware of the issues of mercury toxicity.

The Japanese Government has the power to stop the hunts and I humbly ask you to appeal your representatives and work towards a move to end the annual slaughter.

Taiji could be a mecca for tourism if the dolphin slaughter stops. Dolphin and whale watching tours prove to be lucrative tourism activities elsewhere. Hopefully the thirteen fishing boats could replace their banging pipes and spears with binoculars, cameras, and other souvenirs of a joyous experience on your shores.

Sincerely, (your name and contact information)

Sending to:

Mr. Kenji Yamaoka- Minister of the Consumer Affairs Agency
Sanno Park Tower 2-11-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  Japan 100-6178 

Mr. Yoshiki Kimura - Governor of Wakayama
 1-1  Komatsubaradori  Wakayama City,  Wakayama  640-8585 

 Japan Email:  [email protected]

Fax: +81-73-423-9500

Fishery Division


Tel: +81-73-441-3010


Fax: +81-73-432-4124
 Email: [email protected]

Mayor Kazutaka Sangen Email: [email protected]

Tel: 81735592335

Fax: 81-73-559-2801

Taiji fishermen's union

Tel: 81735592340


Fax: 81-735-59-2821

Taiji Whale Museum Oaza Taiji 2934-2 Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture Higashimuro gun

Tel: 0735-59-2400 Fax. :0735-59-3823

Tourism Bureau, Wakayama Prefecture

Tel: 81-73-441-2789 Fax: 81-73-427-1523

Email:  [email protected]

Website : http://kanko.wiwi.co.jp/world/english/index.html

Hotel Dolphin Resort / Dolphin Base
 703-15 Moriura, Taiji-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-5172, Japan

Tel: +81 0735 59 3514
 Fax +81 0735 59 2810

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