Stop Dolphin Slaughter
Every year, at least 23,000 dolphins are slaughtered in the Cove, in Japan. We should do something about this, not only to save the dolphins from extermination but also to stop the people of Japan and others eating the dolphin meat which contains dangerously high levels of toxic mercury. We need to take action to save the dolphins right now because at this rate, there will be no such things as dolphins left in the world for the future generations to see. Dolphins are beautiful creatures and scientists have even found out that they have ‘extraordinary intellects and emotional IQ’s greater than ours.’ Moreover, they are extremely intelligent that they can be thought of as ‘non-human persons’. This was published in the Daily Mail on Tuesday 21st of February 2012. However, most of the truth about dolphin slaughter was hidden to the Japanese and to the world until Ric O’Barry, the founder of Save Japan Dolphins which is the Pressure Group we are supporting revealed the shocking reality to the whole world in the documentary ‘The Cove’.
When a pod of dolphins are sighted off the coast of Japan, the fishermen immediately head out to capture them. The fishermen create a wall of sound to frighten them into the Cove where they are harpooned, speared and drowned. These helpless creatures are left fighting for their lives and their blood turns the water red. Most of the dolphins are slaughtered, packaged and sold to the Japanese who eat it in their daily diet, while others, usually, the healthy young ones are sold to zoos and aquariums where they are forced to perform in order to entertain us. Although the captive dolphins look happy, they aren’t. How could being torn from their pod, and watching their species being killed make them happy? Besides, ‘a dolphins’ smile is nature’s greatest deception’.
You could help us raise awareness of this pressing issue; a single signature could make a huge difference in the long run. Moreover, if we don’t start to try and stop this animal cruelty now, it will be too late. We need to make a difference and end dolphin slaughter once and for all.