Big progress on dolphin hunts!

May 21, 2015
Big progress on dolphin hunts!

Inuneko Kyusainowa has been protesting the dolphins hunts in Taiji, Wakayama.
Taiji should follow the strict decisions of both the world and Japan, and stop these cruel dolphin hunts.

Thank you so much for your cooperation with the protest activity.
This is a big turning point, one of our purposes has been achieved.
I deeply appreciate it, and hope for your continued cooperation.

★From Sankei News Paper. May 20, 2015

Aquariums of the whole country can no longer buy dolphins from drive hunting.
Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) accepted the recommendations for improvement from World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

Concerning the issue of improvement, and WAZA’s expulsion notice to JAZA over violation of ethics by using dolphins from drive hunting in Taiji, Wakayama, JAZA voted on continuation as a WAZA member.
As for the result, staying in WAZA won a majority.

JAZA will report their intention to stay in WAZA in accordance the vote.
The members of JAZA will stop to buying dolphin provided by drive hunting. 

The membership of JAZA includes 89 zoos and 63 aquariums, a total of 152 facilities.
30 aquariums were supplied dolphins from Taiji.
These aquariums may have a problem getting dolphins, and this might affect continuation of dolphin shows, which are popular for the children.

On the other hand, members of JAZA can continue to get animals like lions, giraffe, etc. though the world wide network of WAZA.
Due to dolphin hunting in Taiji, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and other anti-whaling groups and animal protection groups, continue vicious harassment of the fishermen in Taiji.

The governor of Taiji showed displeasure, and said `the world torments us’.
He objected that there is a discussion of cruelty to dolphins, even though there are so many kinds of fish from nature in aquarium.





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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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