NY4Whales - FAUN Japan: End The Slaughter Now

Sept 1st signals the start of the Taiji dolphin hunt. During the hunt season, Sept through March, large numbers of dolphins will be driven into the cove at Taiji, these dolphins will either be slaughtered for meat or sold into captivity.

 

**Join NY4Whales and FAUN on Wednesday October 23, 2013 as we put pressure on the Japanese Government and enlighten the public about the dolphin slaughter in Japan.**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Fishermen round them up by the hundreds using sound barriers to disorient and herd the frantic pods out of their normal migrations into hidden lagoons like the one featured in The Cove. Bottlenose dolphins, especially ones that look like Flipper, are pre-selected by trainers and sold off for upwards of $200,000 to marine mammal parks around the world, where they will remain in captivity performing as circus acts. After the trainers and spectators have left, the rest of the dolphins are inhumanely killed in what can only be described as a massacre.

The butchered dolphins are later used for food, but the Japanese government has intentionally sheltered people from the dangers of eating them. Consumers of dolphin meat run the risk of mercury poisoning due to high levels of the toxin within the animals. Adding to the danger, much of the pricier whale meat they purchase is actually mislabeled toxic dolphin meat. While the Japanese government defends dolphin hunting as part of their cultural heritage, this tradition has serious health effects on its own people.

The more lucrative captive dolphin industry is the driving economic force behind the dolphin slaughter in Taiji. In the U.S. alone, dolphinariums represent an $8.4 billion industry, while a dead dolphin fetches a mere $600. International law provides no protections against the killing of dolphins, and other slaughters occur in places outside of Japan. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) affords no protections for 71 (out of 80, known) cetacean species, including all dolphins and porpoises, which is why Japan and other countries can legally kill them by the tens of thousands. "  -source: Oceanic Preservation Society

 

*Video Background*:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhO05doc0_I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoYyOy4gd5k

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WHAT: NY4Whales - FAUN Japan:End The Slaughter Now

WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WHERE: Consulate General of Japan

299 Park Ave (btwn E 48rd & E 49th Sts), New York, NY 10171

TIME: 2~ 5 pm

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These animals have no voices; OURS are the human voices who must speak up for them and fight for the rights which our species should have granted them millennia ago. If there are any questions about these demonstrations or anything else on the FAUN calendar, please email [masked]. If there are any questions for NY4Whales, please email [masked].

There is No Justice, there is JUST US, let us NEVER be found guilty of doing less than our utmost for the millions of innocents abused, made to suffer and tortured to death for human sickness, vanity and greed!

www.faunnj.org

http://ny4whales.org/


 

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