Take Action (Yes, Again) To End the Taiji Slaughter

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Originally Posted: 6 May 2011

Take Action (Yes, Again) To End the Taiji Slaughter

[Ed. Note: For more, read: A New Slaughter of Pilot Whales in Taiji, Dolphin Hunt Film "The Cove" Wins Documentary Oscar, "Cove" Director Defiant of Military Ban, Harassment, 'Cove' Mind-set Harms Japan.]

FROM  Save Japan Dolphins

ACTION

Contact the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC and urge them to stop killing dolphins and whales. Be polite, and urge them to protect Japanese consumers from mercury poisoning from eating dangerous whale and dolphin meat.

PLEASE keep in mind that most Japanese do NOT know about the slaughters in Taiji. Really. From Brian Barnes, a friend of Save Japan Dolphins wrote: As stated, this is a major holiday week in Japan, and there are many tourists in Taiji from the cities. As several were walking by the Cove and stopped to look at the pilot whales, I pointed out the blood in the water to them - most of them gasped in horror when they realized what was happening. One woman broke down into tears and began to shake. I gave them a DVD of The Cove, translated into Japanese. With shock upon their faces, they thanked me for the DVD and for being there for the pilot whales.

Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
phone (202) 238-6700
fax (202) 328-2187

Email: Japan Information and Culture Center

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

As stated, this is a major holiday week in Japan, and there are many tourists in Taiji from the cities. As several were walking by the Cove and stopped to look at the pilot whales, I pointed out the blood in the water to them - most of them gasped in horror when they realized what was happening. One woman broke down into tears and began to shake. I gave them a DVD of The Cove, translated into Japanese. With shock upon their faces, they thanked me for the DVD and for being there for the pilot whales.

This is the kind of effort we need to repeat all over Japan.

The government of Japan should immediately pass laws to protect dolphins, porpoises and whales in their waters. By doing so, they would be sending the world a message of compassion.

For more, read: A New Slaughter of Pilot Whales in Taiji, Dolphin Hunt Film "The Cove" Wins Documentary Oscar, "Cove" Director Defiant of Military Ban, Harassment, 'Cove' Mind-set Harms Japan.


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