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NY Times Ad Calls for End to Taiji Dolphin Hunts


Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project ran an ad in the NY Times on Feb. 12 calling for an end to the bloody dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, as seen in The Cove. The ad includes a link where the public can send a letter to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asking him to end the hunts and help a baby albino dolphin, called Angel, from dying in captivity.

Please send your letter by clicking here:

The Dolphin Project plans to present the letter with signatures to the government of Japan and to industry leaders in the US who work for companies based in Japan.

“The brutal dolphin hunts and the plight of Angel, the rare albino dolphin, has caught the public’s attention,” stated Ric O’Barry, Director of the Dolphin Project. “Japan’s government calls these hunts a ‘tradition,’ but the hunts only started in 1969, and the dolphin meat is poisoned by mercury.”

In a drive hunt involving about 250 bottlenose dolphins in January, the hunters took Angel from her mother and put her into captivity, drawing condemnation from high profile people such as the US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, Yoko Ono and others.

You can help. Please send a letter to the Prime Minister of Japan here:


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