End The Senseless Slaughter In Taiji

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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our team of Cove Monitors each season, and shared with the international public so that attention may be drawn to this outdated and unnecessarily cruel practice.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 using the following steps to take action.

1. Sign Petitions

Sign our petitions to help end Taiji’s brutal dolphin hunts. Share and encourage friends and family to sign as well!

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2. Support

Your support is critical to our mission. If your employer has a matching gifts program, your donation could be doubled or even tripled!

Were you inspired by Ric O’Barry in “The Cove”? Learn more about becoming a volunteer Dolphin Project Cove Monitor.

All proceeds from the Dolphin Project shop support our international campaigns, and it’s a great way to start a conversation.

In recent years, there is growing advocacy and action by Japanese citizens who hope to protect dolphins from Taiji’s drive hunts. Learn more about how you can support them!

3. Spread Awareness


Follow Dolphin Project on social media for updates on our campaigns and calls to action, and spread awareness by sharing posts with your friends and followers!

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Tik Tok | YouTube


Have friends or family in Japan? Share our Japanese Website with them!


Think of your skills and areas of expertise, and how you can use them to help dolphins. Visit our Volunteer Page for some ideas, and check out Activism Guides to take further action in your community!

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4. Contact The Authorities

Help us get the word out! Please contact these authorities and urge them to use their power to put an end to Taiji’s brutal dolphin hunts, and to end the international trade of Taiji’s captive dolphins once and for all.

Prime Minister of Japan

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Cabinet Public Relations Office, Cabinet Secretariat,
1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 – 8968, Japan

Website: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/index.html
Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html

Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +81-73-441-3010
Fax: +81-73-432-4124

Japanese Embassies and Consulates-General Worldwide

Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions

List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan

US Embassy in Japan:
William Hagerty IV – Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Telephone: 011-81-3-3224-5000
Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan

Authorities in the Captivity Industry

WAZA: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

International Whaling Commission (IWC)

The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Email: [email protected]

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP)

UNEP/CMS Secretariat
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449
Email: [email protected]


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