Ric O’Barry, the man who trained Flipper more than 30 years ago and then started the world movement to end the capture and killing of dolphins, was just in Tokyo to protest this year’s dolphin hunt. While there, he presented a petition — with more than 1.7 million signatures — against the dolphin slaughter.
Futo is to resume its dolphin drive fishery, in which several fishing boats use sound devices to drive dolphins towards the shore, where they are captured. The hunting period is from September 1 till March 31, and the government has issued a quota of 419 dolphins.
In addition to selling some of the captured animals to aquariums, some are sold as meat to consumers while others are released and used for research using attached transmitter devices. Dolphin drive fisheries are currently carried out in two locations, Futo and Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture.
Sign the petition to stop the slaughter and inhumane treatment of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Please sign the petition to Save the Blood Dolphins, click the link below:
Dolphins and most Large Aquatic life are treated miserable in aquariums, no creature put on this earth should have to spend it’s life in a tank or cage. Please sign the petition below to help these Dolphins in a Japanese Aquarium, where the Dolphin jumped out of the tank onto the concrete below to escape the harsh cruelty of his life of performance and captivity.