More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year for their meat at the Cove in Taiji, Japan. Yet, the majority of the world is not aware of this happening. Be a part of the solution by signing and sharing this petition.
Every summer, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pilot whales are deliberately and helplessly stranded before their spinal cords are severed with knives in a centuries old bloody 'ritual.’ However, once the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society heard about this heart wrenching, inhumanely horrific massacre, they headed straight to the Island to challenge their ways. To make matters even more horrendous, pregnant females also fall victim to the knives of the Faeroese with their fetus chopped out of them and dumped into bins carelessly.
“What the Faeroese do is even more cruel than the slaughter of the dolphins in Taiji, Japan,” said Sea Shepherd Chief Executive Officer Steve Roest from the United Kingdom. “What Sea Shepherd began in Taiji led to the production of the Academy Award film The Cove. We need to put a similar spotlight on the Faeroes.”
Japanese government website hacked by Anonymous over dolphin hunts.
Japanese government’s websites, including the ones of the prime minister’s office, Taji, Wakayama Prefecture, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, have been cyber attacked by Anonymous, a group of “hacktivists” (hacker-activists) who primarily hack websites to bring about social change.
“STOP these slaughters IMMEDIATELY, or get ready to face the extent of our wrath,” was the online message sent by Anonymous to the Japanese government.
In just 5 days, the Dolphin slaughter and captures will continue in Taiji Japan for a 6 month season.
If you are asking yourself “what is the Taiji Dolphin Slaughter?” then you must watch The Cove for free here. It is a must-see in order to educate yourself on the topic, or even just a refresher for people who already know about this.
*Another Way to help- do not support the captive dolphin industry by not going to any kind of facility that houses captive dolphins, such as dolphinariums, marine parks, swim with the dolphin programs, and dolphin therapy programs*
BREAKING: an organizer from Marineland Animal Defense has arrived on site at Marineland in Niagara Falls Ontario and will live in this bathtub for the next 3 days. There is no difference between his confinement to the tub and an orca in a tiny tank inside this facility.
Solidarity from Marineland Animal Defense for all animals held captive.
If you are in the area, please drop by and show some support! We hear they would really appreciate a warm drink and a few high fives. The tub will be on site and occupied for the entire closing weekend.
“Yes, absolutely, we should condemn the senseless violence against dolphins in Japan. But in doing so, let us also condemn our own callous animal exploitation here in the U.S. And after condemning it, we can also then do something about it. We can choose a more compassionate relationship with animals.”- Erica Meier
I watched both of these documentaries tonight. It was very shocking, but I recommend it to anyone who wants to know what is really going on with these aquatic parks. It left me speechless and I hope more people will be informed about it. Wild animals belong in the nature, nowhere else.