The dolphin drive hunts that take place each year in Taiji, Japan, have garnered international attention as the world has learned about the mass slaughter of dolphins and the ruthless captive selection process. These brutal hunts are documented by our team of Cove Monitors each season, and shared with the international public so that attention may be drawn to this outdated and unnecessarily cruel practice.
Please help today by taking the following action steps:
Share your pledge on social media and encourage others to join you!
4. JOIN DOLPHIN PROJECT ON THE FRONT LINES IN TAIJI
Were you inspired by Ric O’Barry in “The Cove”? Learn more about becoming a volunteer Dolphin Project Cove Monitor.
Your support is critical to our mission. If your employer has a matching gifts program, your donation could be doubled or even tripled!
6. HAVE A COVE OR BLACKFISH PARTY AND HELP EDUCATE OTHERS
Host a movie night at your house and watch “The Cove” or “Blackfish” to educate others about dolphin captivity issues.
7. GET CREATIVE
Have a personal goal you’ve always wanted to accomplish? Want to help protect dolphins? Learn how by creating your very own fundraiser.
Think of unique ways to raise awareness in your community. Visit our VOLUNTEER PAGE for ideas.
Let your voice be heard for dolphins! Education and spreading the word are key, so follow our social media accounts and share our posts with your friends.
9. WEAR your support for dolphins! SHOP authentic Dolphin Project gear.
All proceeds support our international campaigns, and it’s a great way to start a conversation.
10. CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES
Help us get the word out! Please contact these authorities and let’s end this senseless slaughter once and for all.
WAZA: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
AZA: The American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Media Contact: Rob Vernon (301)244-3352 | Email: [email protected]
IMATA: The International Marine Mammal Trainers’ Association
PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html
Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html
Japanese Embassies Worldwide:
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan:
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan
US Embassy in Japan:
William Hagerty IV – Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan
Japan Cabinet Office
Comment/Question for Cabinet Office
Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division:
International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 87
Email: [email protected]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449
Email: [email protected]
Japan Fisheries Public Content Form:
Contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations