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Why captivity for dolphin is wrong.

November 25, 2013
Why captivity for dolphin is wrong.




Amazon removes whale meat products from Japanese site.Public outcry forces online retailer to ditch products including whale bacon, whale jerky and canned whale meat.
From The Guardian by , Justin McCurry in Tokyo, 24 February 2012.
Environmental groups are claiming a major victory after the online retailer Amazon removed whale meat products from its site in Japan.
Amazon was accused of hypocrisy by the UK-based environmental investigation agency (EIA) after investigators found 147 whale products for sale on the site, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Seattle-based company.
The products contravened the firm's policy of refusing to advertise unlicensed or illegal wildlife products, including endangered species.
Some of the items came from whale species listed as endangered, according to Amazon.
Com’s Unpalatable Profits, a report by the EIA and the Humane Society International.
Others were traced to Japan's annual "research" hunts in the Antarctic, during which it slaughters more than 900 minke whales and a small number of fin whales.
Links to the products, which included whale bacon, whale jerky and canned whale meat, were active on Tuesday night, but had been removed by the following day after Amazon's chief executive, Jeff Bezos, received tens of thousands of messages of protest via email, Twitter and other social media.
"We welcome Amazon's action to remove whale products from its Japanese website but urge Amazon to confirm it will enact a company-wide ban on the sale of all products derived from whales, dolphins or porpoises," said Clare Perry, a senior campaigner for the agency.
The EIA said its investigators bought the products late last year, adding that some contained excessive levels of mercury, while labels on up to a third of the items did not list the species.
Mark Jones, executive director of Humane Society International UK, said: "In just 24 hours, more than 35,000 supporters have appealed to Amazon for a total ban on the sale of whale, dolphin and porpoise products. The public wants these animals protected rather than killed and sold for profit.
"The EIA report said: "The most popular product at the time of research was coastally caught Baird's beaked whale jerky, sold by Hakudai company. The second most popular item, also a Hakudai product, was Icelandic fin whale bacon."
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Dolphin hunting in Taiji. The truth about dolphins.

November 24, 2013
Dolphin hunting in Taiji. The truth about dolphins.




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No more flying dolphins on Hong Kong Airlines.
Thousands of people successfully petitioned the airline to stop transporting live dolphins.
From CNN By Zoe Li, 1 March, 2012
http://travel.cnn.com/hong-kong/visit/hong-kong-airlines-flying-dolphins-no-more-009631

Hong Kong Airlines has agreed to stop transporting live dolphins after more than 6,500 people signed an online petition demanding a ban.
"Since it is believed that transportation of this nature can result in endangering wildlife elsewhere, Hong Kong Airlines will immediately ban shipments of this kind," the carrier announced in a statement.

Hong Kong Airlines came under pressure from the public after an internal memo was leaked, stating the carrier had transported five live dolphins from Japan to Vietnam on January 16, earning the company HK$850,000 (US$110,000) in cargo revenue.
The memo also included a photograph of the dolphins lying in shallow, narrow containers -- which China Daily dubbed "flying coffins" -- inside the Boeing 733F cargo aircraft.
An online petition was soon launched at change.org, pressuring Hong Kong Airlines to stop transporting live dolphins as cargo. About 5,000 people signed the petition within three days.
In a previous statement responding to outrage from conservation groups, Hong Kong Airlines said that it was “totally unaware of the complexities” surrounding the “dark side of the dolphin story.”

The carrier's most recent dolphin flight took off from Osaka, leading to speculation that the dolphins were captured in Taiji, scene of an annual dolphin slaughter depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove.”
Hong Kong Airlines refused to disclose where the dolphins came from or their destination.
The dolphin flight reportedly made a stopover in Hong Kong and a spokesperson for the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department confirmed that they were aware of the dolphins' transportation in advance but did not carry out any inspection.

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We at Inuneko Kyusainowa are against Dolphin drive hunting.
We will send a letter explaining our demands to the related organizations, such as Taiji town, Wakayama prefecture, and the Fisheries Agency.
If you agree, please cooperate with us.
our message, no matter how short, is welcome.
Or you can use our letter below.
You can send the e-mail to Wakayama prefecture and the Fisheries Agency.

TO: Taiji fishermen's cooperative association
3167-7 Taiji, Taiji-cho, Higashi muro-gun, Wakayama 649-5171
Fax: 0735-59-2821

Wakayama governor Yoshinobu Nisaka
Wakayam prefectural office
1-1 Komatsubara-dori, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama 640-8269
Fax:073-423-9500
https://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/wakayamakenchouwebmasterform/wakayamakenchouwebmasterform.html

Fisheries Agency Resources Management Department
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8907
Fax:03-3502-0794
https://www.contact.maff.go.jp/voice/sogo.html

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Below is the demands Letter from Inuneko Kyusainowa.


Letter demanding discontinuance of dolphin drive hunting

Dolphin drive hunting is a cruel spectacle to behold.
While desperate victims were pulled up by the tail, we could see other dolphins tremble with fear as they witnessed their fellow’s suffering.
We can’t show this to children.
The protest by the international hacktivist group has started.
There is an opinion that to protest against dolphin drive hunting is to interfere with Japan’s food culture.
But I doubt that dolphin is a basic part of our food culture.

Furthermore, the meat of the dolphin has very high mercury levels.
Over-eating of dolphin meat represents a possibly serious health risk.
Comprehensive analysis leads us to conclude that it would be in our national interest to stop the dolphin hunting, rather than be criticized from all over the world for maintaining dolphin hunting under the pretext of "Japanese culture".

Please stop the dolphin drive hunting.

Address:
Name:

テーマ : 動物愛護
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From Dolphin Project

From Dolphin Project
How they kill the dolphins and small whales in Taiji-town.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%95%E3%82%A3%E3%83%B3-%E3%83%97%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B8%E3%82%A7%E3%82%AF%E3%83%88/%E5%A4%AA%E5%9C%B0%E7%94%BA%E3%81%A7%E3%81%AE%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AB%E3%82%84%E5%B0%8F%E3%81%95%E3%81%AA%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A9%E3%81%AE%E6%AE%BA%E3%81%97%E6%96%B9/531487466923652

1. Stab the blowhole with a spear.
2. This immobilizes them, but they don't die quickly.
3. It's difficult to stab accurately, so sometimes they must do it over and over again.
4. Quickly pull out the spear.
5. Before the blood begins to flow, insert a wooden stick into the blowhole.
6. At this point, the dolphin still struggles to escape from pain and terror.
7. The duration of the struggle depends on things like the fishermen’s skill, but there is mention on record of the prey writhing in agony for 9 minutes 20 seconds.


The fishermen in Taiji have been criticized all over the world because of the cruelty of their typical killing style.
Due to this criticism, they announced a new method which kills instantly.
But from watching the video, it doesn't seem to have improved much.

Reference video. (from 07:10)


Picture provided.
https://www.facebook.com/WelcomeToTaiji

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Save dolphins in Japan

Save dolphins in Japan

Mrs.Tsuruta from Animal Net Work Japan <http://animalnetwork.jimdo.com/> made a nation-wide announcement concerning the hunting of dolphins and whales.

Mrs.Tsuruta said; For example, if a culture has a historical custom of eating human flesh, and resists interference in that "cultural tradition", this will not be accepted in the global community.
For brutal, barbarous, savage acts, “tradition” or “culture” cannot constitute an excuse.
We Japanese should discuss cruelty to marine animals.
The animal rights groups of the world have been advocating for humane policies not only for dogs and cats, but domestic animals, marine animals, and fish.
In order to build a network with the global rights-advocate community, I am firmly convinced that we must speak up concerning dolphin and whale hunting, not only for dogs and cats.


Please spread this information!
We need your voice!!
Take action to stop cruel dolphin hunting drives !!

Dolphin hunting photos.
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AB%E6%BC%81&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Iyc&rls=org.mozilla:ja:official&hl=ja&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=gviFUqDOJIXskgXh5YHYBw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=865#hl=ja&q=dolphin+hunting&rls=org.mozilla:ja%3Aofficial&safe=off&tbm=isch


International hacktivist group Anonymous has sent a message warning of a possible cyber-attack on the town of Taiji, in Wakayma prefecture, and on the Japanese government, in protest of dolphin drive hunting.

http://news.goo.ne.jp/article/asahi/nation/TKY201311140309.html
(November 14, 2013 goo news)

http://japandailypress.com/global-hacktivist-group-anonymous-threatens-japan-with-cyber-attacks-over-dolphin-hunt-1639544/
(November 16, 2013 Japan Daily Press)


There are also some other countries doing dolphin drive hunting, but Japan has the highest number of capture.
There are various opinions on that.
Some say that the protests interfere with Japanese food culture and traditional culture.
But on the other hand, some say the massacre method is extremely, unforgivably brutal.
Some question whether dolphin meat really is part of Japanese food culture, or add that dolphin meat includes high levels of mercury, and thus is not good as food.

We Inuneko Kyusainowa are against Dolphin drive hunting.

We will send a letter explaining our demands to the related organizations, such as Taiji town, Wakayama prefecture, and the Fisheries Agency.
If you agree, please cooperate with us.
Your message, no matter how short, is welcome.
Or you can use our letter below.
You can send the e-mail to Wakayama prefecture and the Fisheries Agency.

TO:
Taiji fishermen's cooperative association
3167-7 Taiji, Taiji-cho, Higashi muro-gun, Wakayama 649-5171
Fax: 0735-59-2821

Wakayama governor Yoshinobu Nisaka
Wakayam prefectural office
1-1 Komatsubara-dori, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama 640-8269
Fax:073-423-9500
https://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/wakayamakenchouwebmasterform/wakayamakenchouwebmasterform.html

Fisheries AgencyResources
Management Department
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8907
Fax:03-3502-0794
https://www.contact.maff.go.jp/voice/sogo.html

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Below is the demands Letter from Inuneko Kyusainowa.


Letter demanding discontinuance of dolphin drive hunting

Dolphin drive hunting is a cruel spectacle to behold.
While desperate victims were pulled up by the tail, we could see other dolphins tremble with fear as they witnessed their fellow’s suffering.
We can’t show this to children.
The protest by the international hacktivist group has started.
There is an opinion that to protest against dolphin drive hunting is to interfere with Japan’s food culture.
But I doubt that dolphin is a basic part of our food culture.
Furthermore, the meat of the dolphin has very high mercury levels.
Over-eating of dolphin meat represents a possibly serious health risk.
Comprehensive analysis leads us to conclude that it would be in our national interest to stop the dolphin hunting, rather than be criticized from all over the world for maintaining dolphin hunting under the pretext of "Japanese culture".
Please stop the dolphin drive hunting.

Address:
Name:

テーマ : 動物愛護
ジャンル : ペット

Volunteering for Fukushima, and TNR for 30 cats from Tokyo.

November 14, 2013
Volunteering for Fukushima, and TNR for 30 cats from Tokyo.

Today is also a busy day.
A volunteer from Nyanda Guard arrived at TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital.
They will leave for Naraha shelter in Fukushima, to expand the isolated room with the help of a carpenter.
They just finished the night shift. Then they go to Fukushima for 2 days for capture and protection.
The car is packed tight, we can’t close the door.
I can’t be of real help, but cheer them on only with my mouth.

1114-1.jpg


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In the hospital, the veterinarian has to do sterilization for 30 cats from Tokyo in 3 days.
This is our veterinary team.

1114-2.jpg

1114-3.jpg

1114-4.jpg


For females, the operative wound is small.
1114-5.jpg


From late afternoon, the volunteers will capture more. This operation will happen tomorrow.

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Message from Akiko Yui, President and Founder of TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital
I believe that helping animals in need, existing in symbiosis with animals, and fostering a loving heart lead to an improvement in one’s character of kindness and generosity. The killing of animals due to decisions made by administration goes against my firm belief in preventing cruelty to animals. Animal Rescue Fund’s most important goal is to reduce the number of animals killed in Japan to zero by urging administration to change, reform, and improve the prevention of cruelty to animals. In order to reduce the number of animals in need, we work to raise awareness and support for the importance of sterilization operations. Each year, we spay and neuter more than 1000 stray cats. We are always putting animals up for adoption to help those lives already born in finding a loving home.

TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital:
We first opened our TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital in February of 2011 in an effort to make our dream a reality - to lower the number of dogs and cats killed in Japan to zero. At our hospital, we spay and neuter cats to reduce the number of unfortunate stray cats. Our hospital strives to help unfortunate animals in need of medical care.
The lives of numerous pets and livestock were lost as a result of the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11th 2011 and the radiation disaster caused by the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Animal Rescue Fund goes directly to the 20km evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant to rescue animals.
Animal Rescue Fund is based in Kanagawa Prefecture’s TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital. Therefore, the animals that we rescue from Fukushima Prefecture are brought to TNR Japan Animal Welfare Hospital located in Kanagawa Prefecture. Here, the rescued animals receive medical care and are returned to their owners or are put up for adoption.
We also work in urging the government and administration of Japan to support the protection of animals in need.


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