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.

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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.

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