TIP: Use Google Translate to send an e-mail in Japanese. Write or copy & paste your words into the left box, and Google will provide a translation you can paste into your e-mail.
Prime Minister of Japan
Visit http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html and fill out the form to send an online message to the Prime Minister. Ask him to permanently revoke Taiji’s permits to kill dolphins and whales.
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
Visit https://www.contact.maff.go.jp/maff/form/114e.html and fill out the form to send an online message to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
Mayor of Taiji: Kazutaka Sangen
Ask the Mayor to 1) please stop killing dolphins, 2) end captivity of marine mammals, 3) focus only on tourism for Taiji’s economy, and 4) give Taiji’s fishermen new jobs as wild dolphin and whale tour guides. Emphasize that you are a potential tourist ONLY if his town stops killing dolphins and sets free all marine mammals in captivity.
Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division
Japan National Tourism Organization
Wakayama Tourism Federation
Tourism Bureau, Wakayama Prefecture
House of Councillors
International Whaling Commission
United States President Barack Obama
Visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments and fill out the form to send an online message. Tell President Obama that you want the United States to use its sanctioning powers available under the Pelly Amendment against Japan until they stop whaling permanently.
United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy
Send an e-mail via this online form.
E-mail email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org to let Yahoo! know it is unacceptable to profit from the slaughter of whales and dolphins. Send a polite but firm e-mail to ask for a permanent ban on the sale of whale and dolphin products on Yahoo! Japan. If you would like to see a sample letter, click here.
You can also send a protest to Softbank, the major Japanese financial investor in Yahoo! Japan, at email@example.com. NOTE: Softbank requires comments in Japanese. Use Google Translate to send an e-mail in Japanese. Write or copy & paste your words into the left box, and Google will provide a translation you can paste into your e-mail.
International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA)
Urge IMATA to stop supporting the horrific drive hunts, captures and slaughters of these innocent dolphins in Taiji, Japan: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
Send an e-mail to the executive director of the WAZA urging him to enforce the group’s code of ethics by banning the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums from the organization. WAZA should also ban all other associations that have purchased dolphins from drive-hunts.
Please send firm but polite comments to:
Gerald Dick, Executive Director
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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