Don’t Allow New Dolphin Eating Theme Park

Target: Taiji, Japan Mayor Kazutaka Sangen

Goal: Stop the establishment of theme park where you can swim with dolphins, then eat them

The town of Taiji, Japan, known for the slaughter of dolphins as documented in the documentary “The Cove,” has new plans for dolphin cruelty. The town plans to open a theme park where visitors can swim and kayak with dolphins then also get the opportunity to taste this marine life.

Even more unfortunate, the purpose of this creation is aimed to preserve the practice of the annual dolphin slaughter. Eventually, the town would like to enforce this project on a larger scale. It plans to turn the whole town into a theme park where you can swim with and taste marine life. The whole town is virtually slowing turning into a town aimed toward the efforts of animal cruelty and slaughter.

This cruelty towards marine life cannot progress any further. The park is to be created in five years, enabling the exploitation and murder of marine life. The town of Taiji argues that marine hunting is part of its cultural and culinary tradition. Many activists suggest that Taiji could emphasize its history of marine slaughter by for example, exhibiting ancient whale hunting ships rather than continuing the violence.

Taiji needs encouragement and alternative solutions to creating tourism without violence. Please sign the petition below to help prevent this inhumane theme park from being established.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Kazutaka Sangen,

Upon the recent announcement to create a theme park where visitor can swim with marine life, as well as eat it, we urge you to stop these plans and find an alternative source of tourist attractions.

It is understood that marine hunting is a large part of your culture, but it is cruel and inhumane to promote the exploitation and slaughter of these creatures. You could instead create a less violent exhibit, such as the display of the ancient whale hunting ships used in Taiji. That way, you can exhibit your cultural traditions without continuing to promote and partake in violent acts.

We ask that you please reconsider this cruel theme park and instead focus your plans on a tourist attraction that will be more successful because it will not be violent or offensive to anybody.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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25 Comments

  1. TINA CRISCIONE says:

    ARE THEY KIDDING – HOW SICK

  2. KatWrangler says:

    This is beyond sick.

  3. The barbaric Japanese should all be burnt in the hell.

    • No. It is carried out by a very small group of stubborn, arrogant and outdated villages. 99.99% of the 127 million Japanese have no idea this is going on, and they DO NOT eat dolphin or whale. The multi-award winning documentary ‘The Cove’ was banned by the corrupt government agencies.

  4. WHAT ! WHAT ! WHAT ! THIS IS SO BARBARIC & SICK
    ITS HARD TO TAKE IN ?????

  5. Sally Newell says:

    Please work to save dolphins and whales! They need our help!

    Dolphins and whales love their families, they stay with them all their lives and call family members by name. Captive dolphins and whales respond to family member’s names (signature whistles) when played to them even after 20 years! They are sentient and self aware, and communicate with a rich vocabulary. Cetaceans share with us and with elephants and the great apes neural spindle cells, responsible for altruism and empathy. These have been described by science as “the cells that make us human”. Captivity is so cruel, being confined to a tiny bathtub rather than swimming 40-100km per day, and living only 9 years instead of 40-90 years. Many captive cetaceans bite the bars in frustration and have to have their teeth drilled out and flushed 2-3x times per day, their food is laced with drugs.

    You may not not know that for every captive dolphin seventeen are slaughtered! What happens at Taiji is brutal beyond belief. The dolphin and whale killers use a hideous method called “pithing” where they stab away with a spear at the spine until they think they have severed it, then plug the hole so less blood escapes. From Cove Guardians I have talked to this year, judging from the screams and tail slaps it takes most dolphins over 10 minutes to die (The Cove is draped from view to hide the shame). From hidden camera footage which is freely available on many websites, you can see the dolphins writhing in agony for up to 20 minutes and some of them are still alive when they are dragged off to the butcher house by their tails to be chopped up. The younger dolphins hear the screams of their family, swimming in their blood.

    Before this, some younger prettier females have been selected for a life of slavery. They are starved until their ribs show, and then drugged and force fed dead fish. They will only be fed dead fish when they perform a “trick” for human entertainment, living in a tiny concrete tank for the rest of their lives, being transported to swim with the dolphin programs or marine themed parks in Asia and other parts of the world.

    Even though SeaWorld and Marineland are now using breeding programs where captive cetaceans with forced pregnancies and inbreeding, captive orca and dolphin blood lines originate from cruel captures. Many people also believe that Taiji dolphins eventually make their way to Western marine park having been “laundered” as been raised in captivity from an intermediate home. Please oppose cetacean captivity! Please oppose the slaughter and sale of cetaceans!

    • How utterly sickening – am shaking with reacion to the outlined horrors perpertrated by deranged persons. But a well written and informative letter. Thank you for the eye-opener. Signed the petition.

  6. I will not sign a petition with spelling errors. How do you expect the town to take this petition seriously if you cannot spell their name correctly? Also, it’s wikIpedia.

    • BRAVO! I am sure that the captured dolphins and whales will be most pleased at your stand as they are being hacked to death! Such trite indignation “just jan”!! While it is true that we may not all be perfect in every way, focus on the ISSUE for god sake and get past your anal retentive rationale for REFUSING to help save marine wildlife! Perhaps you are going to pout and dig your heals in until the spelling queen reigns down on those who make such egregious errors, so I say go ahead and take your ball and go home. You are of no use here.

    • You are an idiot!Do you think the marine mammals care if they’re helped – even with spelling errors in the petition? Go away, go to a political site and leave your junk there.

  7. This is disturbing. Notice they don’t have a swim with the sharks theme park. Maybe they should, and put the people who thought this sick idea up in the tank with some great whites!

  8. Asians are the most idiots and barbaric people. They continue to kill all the animals on our planet for medicinal reasons or food when there are other alternatives.

    I hope they die of diseases for being so cruel.

  9. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI

  10. should have never rebuilt the sob’s after the war!

  11. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez says:

    I’m tired of the total lack of respect that some asiatic people have towards other living creatures and nature. Under the excuse of “traditional medicine”, culture, entertainment etc. they commit horrible acts againts innocent animals who have the same right to live safely as we do. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
    Mahatma Gandhi.

  12. jeanette buchanan-fossum says:

    most countries have their traditions, but anything to do with treating animals inhumanely or barbaric just sickens me.
    i wish i had enough money to buy that town, then these poor dolphins would be left alone.
    i don’t know how those people sleep at night?

  13. I have completely lost my desire to visit Japan.

  14. are you fucking kidding me?!!! an amusement park? Sounds more like a horror film and any parent who would take their family to that POS park should be next on the menu

  15. Catherine desjarlais@shaw.ca says:

    People who support this are sick individuals.

  16. Cruel race they are

  17. Linda O Connell says:

    Fun to swim with a dolphin who is then slaughter so people in Japan can fill their stomachs, what in my opinion sick idiots thought this up? Oh lets have a theme park swim with one of the know most intelligent creatures in the world, make them work on show then after slaughter them, while they are in pain till till die then feed them to the people who swim with them.
    To me that is no theme park it is a place where cruelty of these creatures is to be celebrated. Kids would grow up there thinking this sort of thing is ok.
    Make fun of dolphins, swim with them, slaughter them eat them. How can that be called a theme park.
    Imagine how many dolphins will be slaughtered and forced into tanks if this is allowed.
    Another part of me is losing respect for my fellow human.

  18. This is so unconscionably cruel — TO THE DOLPHINS — it’s horrible and immoral and thus makes it illegal — if we could only take the perspective of the dolphins to see what we humans are doing to them — dolphins have the right to their beautiful lives, to their home, to their environment — they have the right to live comfortably and healthy and do what comes naturally to them — humans do NOT have the right to take this away from them — there should be a law protecting our dolphins and it should be strictly enforced!

  19. Yogesh Khandke Yogesh Khandke says:

    I don’t understand the disgust of Americans and Europeans who murder millions of sentiment beings every day, US of A, gasses four million dogs and cats every year, McDonalds murders 68000 cows every day.

    http://www.thewildgarlicblog.co.uk/2009/05/caption-anyone.html

    That is link to a British murderer leading a cow to murder, with plans to cook her remains in his restaurant, with his fans drooling in anticipation.

  20. Barbarians is far too kind a word…

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