The slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales occurs in Japan each year. Starting on September 1st and usually continuing through March of the next year, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bays and mercilessly stab and drown them to death.
This annual slaughter of dolphins was virtually unknown until 2003 when Sea Shepherd globally released covertly-obtained film and photographs of the now infamous bloody “Cove” in a village called Taiji. Starting in 2010 and continuing to this day, Sea Shepherd has a ongoing presence of volunteers standing watch on site at the Cove. They are The Cove Guardians.
With your help, we will continue to pressure Japan to end this cruel and destructive slaughter of dolphins. Because we are passionate, dedicated, and committed it may take time, but determination will win the day eventually for the dolphins at Taiji. We invite you to explore this site and support our efforts! http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians/
Info From The Sea Shepherd WebSite
ALSO PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS BLOG SPOT BY AN AMAZING WOMAN!!! http://charity4suckers.blogspot.com/
Also PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE from The Ian Somerhader Foundation ( @IS_Foundation on Twitter) which will teach us more on DOLPHINS & specially on DOLPHINS of TAIJI http://www.isfoundation.com/news/creatures/saving-dolphins-taiji
PETITIONS: (Not limitied to the Dolphins of Japan)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/stop-the-dolphin-slaughter/ (75,185 out of 100,000 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.theperfectworld.com/petitions/item/28-only-85-irrawaddy-dolphins-remains (4,834 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/9/stop-the-inhumane-slaughter-of-pilot-whales-and-calderon-dophins-in-denmark/ (780 out of 6,000 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.change.org/petitions/dolphins-die-after-rave-at-connyland (112,864 out of 150,000 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/no-more-marine-mammals-in-tanks/ (1,660 out of 1,000 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.change.org/petitions/dolphins-don-t-belong-in-traveling-circus# (26,425 out of 10,000 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.change.org/petitions/yahoo-stop-selling-dolphin-and-whale-meat# (135,069 out of 150,000 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/petitions/stop-japanese-whaling/ (15,776 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/832/040/232/solomon-islands---keep-promise-to-ban-dolphin-exports/ (33,543 out of 60,000 Signatures as of 12/13/12)
CHECK OUT THESE WEBSITES ALSO IN SUPPORT OF THE DOLPHINS OF JAPAN !