1963 through 1999, the Japanese Government allowed the fishermen
Japan to slaughter 668,393 dolphins.
were taken for meat while
others were killed as mere 'incidental' catch in the process of
capturing live dolphins for displays in marine parks and aquariums.
pressure and the documenting of the slaughters virtually stopped
the slaughters for several years, however, with the growing
of swimming with captive dolphins and displaying dolphins in
settings the capturing and killing of dolphins in Japan is once
Japanese government issued permits for the taking of 21,775
in the year 2000. The capture and killing of Japanese dolphins
begin again in a few months. History has proven that the
Japan is sensitive to international pressure. There is apparently
movement in Japan instigated by the government to continue the
and captures but to do so at sea away from public view rather than
driving the dolphin on shore as has been done in the past.
Please lend your voice to the worldwide effort to stop this
against the dolphins by signing here. This petition will be
the Japanese government before the next killing season begins. We
show the government that people around the world are watching and
our protests will not cease until the slaughters and captures are
A. Dayhuff < Bdayhuff@ecoterra.net
sign this petition now to stop the capture and killing of
dolphins in Japan.