To stop the slaughter of dolphins in Japan

Revealing the Truth to the World:
Keeping the Pressure on to Stop the Slaughter

The only way to stop the dolphin slaughter is to keep monitoring, advocating, filming, and bringing attention to it.

One of the main reasons that the killing continues is that very few people — in Japan and around the world — even know it is happening.

When the drive is over each day, the bodies of the dolphins are hauled away to the slaughterhouse for processing. Our team tries to photograph the butchering in order to get information out to the Japanese people, but we are constantly blocked by the Taiji dolphin killers.

The fishermen don’t want the public to know about their dirty, little secret, so they spend a lot of time hiding their activities. They know that if Japan and the world learn the truth about this barbaric practice, world opinion will immediately put it to an end.

The fishermen in Taiji told us not to take any photographs. They said that if our photos and video footage get out to the rest of the world, it would pressure the authorities in Tokyo to deny them permits for the annual dolphin slaughter.

We need to continue to return to Taiji to document the dolphin massacres and give the photos and video footage away to the media, free of charge. We will continue to encourage journalists to return to Japan with us. Exposing these crimes against nature to the world is crucial.

We need your help to get the word out quickly.

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Universal Decleration Of Marine Mammal Rights

1.All whales,dolphins and porpoises are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

2.Every whale, dolphin and porpoise is entitled to all the rights and freedom set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind such as species, sex or other status.

3.Every whale, dolphin and porpoise has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

4.No whale, dolphin or porpoise shall be held in slavery or servitude, slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

5.No whale, dolphin or porpoise shall be subjected to fortune or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

6.No whale, dolphin or porpoise shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

7.Every whale, dolphin and porpoise has the right to freedom of movement and residence in the sea and the right to return unhindered to it home territory.

8.Every whale, dolphin and porpoise has the right to freedom of peaceful assewmbly and association.

9.Every cetacean has the right to a clean environment for the health and well-being of self and family and the right to the bounty of the ocean, ie food.

10.Nothing in this Declaration mey be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms se forth herein

1. The slaughter of dolphins must end