Japan: Annual Dolphin Slaughter Video Footage – and ask Australian Broome City Council to Suspend Sister City relationship With Japan (Taiji City) Until THE KILLING STOPS !

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WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO FOOTAGE – BUT PLEASE WATCH, EVEN IF ONLY ONCE – SAV

Dear all

Following my previous email re: action against slaughter of dolphins in Japan, I am including the video. It shows the whole barbarism of this “ritual”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkgCTDqQYBE&feature=related

-Teresa

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“About 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labelled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story. It’s critical that we get the word out in Japan.  It’s critical that we get the word out—everywhere.  We believe that once the Japanese people know, they will demand change.”

·  The dolphins are killed in a secluded cove three hours south of Osaka. The slaughter is hidden from public view with tarps and nets. Access is blocked by steel gates, barbed wire, razor ribbon and guards.

·  Only a few people, 26 fishermen, are actually involved in the drive in Taiji.

·  Migrating dolphins and porpoises are rerouted by 13 fishing boats. They become disoriented when the fishermen bang on long, metal pipes that have been lowered into the water, eventually getting herded, then sealed into the cove by drawn nets across the entrance.

·  The Taiji dolphin slaughter season is from September 1st until April 30th.

ACTION

1) Please sign the letter:

http://thecovemovie.com/what_can_you_do/letter_writing.htm

2) Please contact Australian Broome City Council as they are the Sister City of Taiji and

ask that they suspend their sister city relationship until the killing stops.

BLOCK e Mail Council contact list:

 councillor.mitchell@broome.wa.gov.au
Cr Graeme Campbell
Shire President
Ph: (08) 9192 1366
Mob: 0407 477 544
Fax: (08) 9193 5854
 
Cr Chris Mitchell JP
Deputy Shire President
Ph: (08) 9192 2450
Mob: 0407 773 258
Fax: (08) 9192 2451
councillor.mitchell@broome.wa.gov.au
 
Cr Michael Albert
Ph: (08) 9193 5765
Fax: (08) 9192 2436
councillor.albert@broome.wa.gov.au

Cr Chris Maher
Ph: (08) 9193 7316
Mob: 0418 905 244
Fax: (08) 9193 5244
chris@arthousebroome.com

Cr Robert Lander
Ph: (08) 9194 1021
councillor.lander@broome.wa.gov.au

Cr Nik Wevers
Ph: (08) 9192 1170
Mob: 0417 998 598
Fax: (08) 9192 6606
nikwevers@bigpond.com

Cr Peter Matsumoto
Ph (08) 9193 7304
councillor.matsumoto@broome.wa.gov.au

Cr Elsta Foy
Ph: (08) 9192 1739
Fax: (08) 9192 1739

Councillor.foy@broome.wa.gov.au

 

With enough pressure the September slaughter might be stopped. Please act today!

For more info and action pls visit:

http://www.savejapandolphins.org

http://thecovemovie.com

http://www.opsociety.org

Thank you for caring

Teresa

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