End The Senseless Slaughter In Taiji

Many of you are sad, mad and ready to do something about it. Here are ways that you can take action in 15 minutes or less:

ACTION ALERT

1. TAKE THE PLEDGE – DON’T BUY A TICKET TO A DOLPHIN SHOW

The dolphin (and whale) trade is an incredibly lucrative global industry that preys on human interest in these incredible animals. SeaWorld, aquariums, and spring break swim-with-dolphin trips, no matter how fun, support an industry that profits from animal cruelty. When they’re not doing flips for you, most dolphins are treated poorly. In spite of their naturally “smiling” faces, it’s pretty much impossible to keep dolphins happy and healthy in any captive setting. Take the pledge HERE

Click here to see a list of captive dolphin facilities that have been closed down, or never opened, thanks to the efforts of people like you.

2. SIGN DOLPHIN PROJECT’S PETITIONS & WRITE TO EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN

How would you feel if we told you just signing your name could save the dolphins? Here are a few petitions you can sign, and people you can write, to make a difference in mere minutes:

  • Send a letter to Prime Minister Abe 
  • Make a pledge that you won’t go to a dolphin show or attend a swim-with-dolphins program here.
  • Ask Taiji’s sister city Broome, Australia to sever ties until the slaughter ends. Sign here
  • Donate money to front line efforts to save Taiji’s dolphins. Your tax deductible donations go to monitoring the Taiji Cove and keeping constant pressure on the campaign.

 

3. JOIN DOLPHIN PROJECT ON THE FRONT LINES IN TAIJI

Were you inspired by Ric O’Barry in The Cove?  Now is your chance to #TakeAction alongside the only organization that has been in Taiji every year since 2003. Travel to Taiji as a Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project Cove Monitor. You can learn more & download an application HERE

Ric O'Barry The Cove Photo: DolphinProject.com

Ric O’Barry, The Cove
Photo: DolphinProject.com

4. EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS

 Host a movie night at your house and watch The Cove or Blackfish to show your friends what’s happening to dolphins. (They’re interesting movies to watch regardless of whether or not you’re an animal rights activist.)

5. SHARE

And we don’t mean just Tweeting sad face emojis next to pictures of jumping dolphins. Stand on your social media soapbox and inform and inspire others, even if the only person that follows you on Twitter is your mom.

Share this helpful article or this heartbreaking video. Repost our Instagram images, Tweet the hashtag #Tweet4Dolphins and follow Dolphin Project on Facebook to keep up with what’s going on. Education and spreading the word are key!

On twitter use the hashtag #Tweet4Dolphins

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6. SHARE THIS CELEBRITY PSA

 

 

7. DONATE

Donate here and help keep Dolphin Project on the front lines in Japan. Together we are making a difference. Your tax deductible donations help keep our Cove Monitors on the ground in Taiji throughout the hunting season.

 

8. GET CREATIVE

Run a marathon, start a cove club, shave a mohawk and raise awareness and funds for our campaign. Create your own fundraiser here.

 If you are in school, you can consider screening The Cove movie for your class or school. You can get your friends together to form a Cove Club, we can help.

9. WEAR YOUR SUPPORT

Literally! Check out our shop HERE and pick-up some authentic Dolphin Project gear.

 

10. CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES

Help us get the word out! Please contact these authorities and let’s end this senseless slaughter once and for all.

WAZA: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
secretariat@waza.org

 

AZA: The American Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Media Contact: Rob Vernon (301)244-3352 | Email: rvernon@aza.org

 

IMATA: The International Marine Mammal Trainers’ Association
info@imata.org

 

PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
1-6-1 Nagata-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
+81-3-5253-2111

Website: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html
Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html
Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html

Japanese Embassies Worldwide:
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions

List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan:
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan

US Embassy in Japan:
Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Telephone: 011-81-3-3224-5000
Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan

Cabinet Office

Comment/Question for Cabinet Office

Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division:

E0717001@pref.wakayama.lg.jp
Telephone: +81-73-441-3010
Fax: +81-73-432-4124

Dolphin Base:

Telephone: +81-0735-59-3514

Fax: +81-0735-59-2810

International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Impington,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 87
Email: secretariat@iwcoffice.org

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP)
UNEP/CMS Secretariat
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449
Email: secretariat@cms.int

Japan Fisheries Public Content Form:
Contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

 

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