Today, October 7, 2013, the AFP news agency (Agence France-Presse) reported that the town of Taiji, Japan plans to open a marine park within 5 years, “where visitors can swim with dolphins” and “eat dolphin and whale meat” while the “annual slaughter of the creatures will continue in a nearby bay.”
Please read the AFP’s article “Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park”, picked up by Yahoo! News, and leave a comment — let your voices be heard. If you can, include links to photos and video of the slaughter taking place in Taiji’s killing cove. Please also share the article far and wide, and encourage others to leave a comment as well.
Please sign this Care2 petition to Japanese government officials: Stop Japan Dolphin-Killing Town from Opening Marine Park to Fund Slaughter.
Please also sign this Change.org petition to the mayor of Taiji: Cancel plans to build a Dolphin Zoo in Taiji. Warning: There is a graphic image on the petition.
Please also sign this Care2 petition to the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan: Stop the Town of Taiji From Opening a Marine Park.
OTHER MEDIA COVERAGE:
Japanese dolphin-hunting town to open marine park – Australia Network News
Japan dolphin-hunting town to open marine park – Channel News Asia
Swim with the dishes: Japan to open water park where you can swim with dolphins… while eating dolphin MEAT – Daily Mail
Visitors to Swim with and Eat Dolphins at Taiji Marine Park – Ecorazzi
Japanese Dolphin Slaughter Town Taiji To Open Marine Park – Where You Can Eat & Swim With The Mammals – Huffington Post UK
Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park, serve dolphin meat – Raw Story
Swim with Dolphins, Then Eat Them? If Taiji’s Horrifying Marine Park Happens, Tourists Could Do Both – TakePart
Dolphin-killing town to open marine park – The Australian
Dolphin burgers for park visitors – The Australian
Dolphin killing town in The Cove to open a marine park – and continue annual slaughter – The Independent
Japanese dolphin-killing town in ‘The Cove’ to open marine park – The Telegraph