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The Ocean World Adventure Park plans to profit from the suffering of dolphins unless the President of the Dominican Republic can be persuaded to deny this import request. TAKE ACTION:


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Brenda H (29)
Friday December 21, 2007, 11:47 pm

WSPA is supporting the efforts of the Save Japan Dolphins Coalition to convince President Leonel Fernandez Reyna to denounce Japans' cruel dolphin hunts by refusing to allow these twelve dolphins to be imported into the Dominican Republic. Through a direct appeal to the President, a press conference and graphic footage of the hunt and capture of these dolphins posted on, WSPA hopes that President Reyna and authorities in the Dominican Republic will be convinced that the welfare of dolphins is more valuable than attracting a few tourist dollars.

The drive fisheries are an annual event in Taiji during which hundreds of dolphins and small whales are rounded up by fishermen and forced into shallow water. Once the dolphins are trapped within the nets, the fishermen use long knives or spear-like devices to kill and butcher the animals. A select few are chosen for the captivity industry to be trained to take part in aquatic shows and swim-with-dolphin programs.

WSPA urges its members to write a polite email to President Leonel Fernandez Reyna of the Dominican Republic requesting that he use his authority to deny the import of 12 dolphins captured during Japans' bloody drive fisheries. Remind him that allowing the import of these dolphins will imply support of Japan's annual dolphin hunts and provide further incentive to the fishermen in Taiji to continue their hunts.

To learn more about efforts to stop Japan's annual dolphin hunts, please visit Save Japan Dolphins at


Hans L (958)
Saturday December 22, 2007, 2:29 am
The best way to stop Japan is a BOYCOTT! This is where the killing stops! SPREAD THIS IF YOU WANT TO STOP THE KILLING!

. (0)
Saturday December 22, 2007, 3:46 pm
Noted and action taken, Brenda.

Phyllis P (232)
Sunday December 23, 2007, 10:19 am
this just makes me sick...

mary f (200)
Wednesday April 1, 2009, 1:08 pm

Shraddha J (35)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 10:08 am
I have no words. I found some quotes that can explain how i am feeling.Here they are:
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

"Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.

"If man wants freedom why keep birds and animals in cages? Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have since an early age abjured the use of meat."

Christy Alvarado (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 9:11 pm
this is soooo sad. i just finished wathing the cove a while ago, this really needs to stop. These people are so sick, it's disgusting and wrong. Dolphins are very intelligent and these people act as if they dont feel pain. I really hope justice is served because this is just ridiculous.

Jeanne Rogers (1203)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:25 pm
So sadly noted!
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