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:
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
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.)
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!
6. SHARE THIS CELEBRITY PSA
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
AZA: The American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Media Contact: Rob Vernon (301)244-3352 | Email: [email protected]
IMATA: The International Marine Mammal Trainers’ Association
PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
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
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan
Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division:
International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 87
Email: [email protected]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449
Email: [email protected]
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