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Dolphin slaughter: Japanese Are Now Killing 200 Defenseless Animals

By Dr. Andrew Jones

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The Japanese are now killing more than 200 defenseless animals- so called ‘fisherman’ trapped over 200 dolphins in Japan’s Taiji Cove.

The dolphins have been starved for 3 days.

Dolphins are considered some of the more intelligent beings on our planet, yet the Japanese Government condones the slaughter.

Louie Psihoyos, director of “The Cove,” the Oscar-winning documentary that followed a prior hunt with hidden cameras, had this to say:

“It’s morally reprehensible on almost every level”

These animals have emotions, they are sensitive, they display behaviors more typical of human interactions. There are deep bonds with their offspring, and some may be together for life.

The meat is also quite toxic, with mercury levels some 2000 times more than is deemed safe for human consumption.

The Japanese government has defended the controversial annual dolphin hunt as international criticism has escalated.

The fishermen in Taiji say the hunt is part of their village tradition and call foreign critics who eat other kinds of meat hypocritical.

Consider how they are killed:

The dolphins are dragged up onto the beach and slaughtered.

This practice is very cruel and dolphins can take up to 30 minutes to die by suffocation or drowning.

I applaud what Caroline Kennedy, the US Ambassador had to say:

“Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing.” She said the US government opposed such fishing.

This is wrong on so many levels, it should be made illegal at an international level, and the hunting, and capture of dolphins for food and entertainment should be banned.

Andrew Jones, DVM

P.S. I encourage you to sign the petition to Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan. I have signed it.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/stop-the-dolphin-slaughter/

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11 Responses to “Dolphin slaughter: Japanese Are Now Killing 200 Defenseless Animals”


  1. Jo-Anne Collis Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 7:03 am

    disgusting and savage

  2. Nancy Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Horrible, but dolphins are not the only species being cruelly decimated. Just as horrible are the wolf hunts in North America. Just as savage, inhumane and unnecessary. Please sign Wolf and Wildlife’s petition:
    http://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/tag/jay-mallonee/
    Also intelligence should not be a factor when considering the injustice and savage cruelty when someone is murdered.

  3. Allana Haradyn Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 9:09 am

    So discusted with this!!!!
    A tradition that’s been going on way too long!!! We have to stop them!!!

  4. cathy zechmeister Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Stop the slaughter now!!!!

  5. Boycott “Made in Japan” Until Dolphin Slaughter Ends | Shee Says Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 11:10 am

    […] please, please join the global effort to stop the dolphin slaughter. For more info, here’s a blog post from a doctor of veterinary medicine on the subject. He offers a petition to sign if […]

  6. Dr. Andrew Jones Says:
    January 22nd, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for forwarding this for others to sign. I really don’t see how this is still legal. These are intelligent, thoughtful, sensitive animals that are being killed in a very inhumane way.

    Dr Andrew

  7. Mel Drage Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Barbaric and unnecesary

  8. Brian Cullen Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    To Japanese people need to be tought another lesson. The cruelty of the Japanese is still unmatched in the world.

  9. Brian Cullen Says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Japanese cruelty is still unmatched in the world.

  10. jean matthews Says:
    January 22nd, 2014 at 11:45 am

    For Heavens sake why is allowed to continue , Inhumane , these are gentle and kind animals and need our help they do such good work in the health areas for Human beings , stop this now

  11. David Harrelson Says:
    January 22nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I thought people were suppose to be intelligent. How intelligent is it to keep doing cruel and stupid things just because “we have always done them”. When it is wrong, how long do we continue the practice until we realize it. Maybe the dolphins are the more thoughtful species.

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