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Save the dolphins August 28, 2008 10:26 PM

August 28, 2008 Every year between September and April thousands of small whales and dolphins are brutally killed off the shores of the Japanese coastal towns of Taiji and Futo. In what are known as “drive” hunts, fishermen in these towns drive pods of dolphins towards shore and kill them using crude, inhumane methods. Every aspect of these hunts is extremely cruel, from the exhausting drive from the open ocean that can separate family groups, to confinement in a netted cove where the dolphins are trapped and stabbed. Some young dolphins are spared this terrible fate, only to be sold into captivity - they spend the rest of their lives in small tanks in aquariums and marine parks where they are used for public display. Government authorities in Japan know that the world will not tolerate the killing of these beautiful animals, and they go to great lengths to hide these hunts from public view. Fishermen even put up tarps behind which the dolphins are slaughtered, and people are barred from filming and photographing the bloody hunts. Take Action Urge the Japanese government to stop these cruel dolphin drive hunts immediately. Let the Japanese government know that they cannot hide these inhumane hunts from the public, and join the growing global community in calling for an end to these hunts. Take action now >> Protest for Dolphins Dolphin advocates around the world will unite for the 5th annual Japan Dolphin Day - an international day of protest against Japan’s bloody dolphin drive hunts. The Boston protest will be held at noon on Friday, September 5th, and WSPA’s US office will coordinate the event. Speak out for dolphins and show your support by participating in an event near you. Read more  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 02, 2008 1:59 PM This post was modified from its original form on 02 Sep, 14:01  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 09, 2008 10:36 AM

LETTERS ALREADY SENT....THANK YOU JACINTHE.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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