They're Not Saved Yet!

Update - Ongoing For 2009

Efforts to stop the Taijai dolphin slaughter continues. Links below are places to go to if you'd like to help.

For good news, past efforts to stop dolphin slaughters in Japan have worked. Go to: PBS to read about and see the PBS video about the "Dolphin Defender," Hardy Jones who has successfully stopped two dolphin slaughter sites in Japan. Type in The Dolphin Defender in the search box.

Update 2009

The Pressure Did Work

It does pay to speak up! Japan decided not to kill humpback whales, but will continue to kill endangered fin whales and minke whales.

Watch "Whale Wars" on Animal Planet as the Sea Shepherd continues to put themselves between the whales and the whalers.

Fin whales are the second largest beings to have ever inhabited the planet. The minke whale is the smallest baleen whale, friendly, and breaches. Individuals of both species can be recognized by body patterns and both can be seen on whale watch trips.

Read more about these whales: Fin & Minke Whales

Japan has the market on cars, digital cameras and plasma televisions, they don't need to be feeding endangered, toxic whale meat to their citizens. If you wrote all ready, write again. Or choose any group listed below, get informed, get involved!

The urgency to stop Japan's dolphin slaughter is ongoing. This annual slaughter includes dolphins, pilot whales, and porpoises with no research or regard to the depletion of their numbers. Tactics are inhumane and brutal. The meat they then feed to people is toxic with mercury, higher than their own standards.


Write to:

Ambassador Ryozo Kato
2520 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20008-2869
Phone: 202-238-6700
Fax: 202-328-2187

For More Info and Addresses Go to:

Be Part Of It! To pariticpate in a Visual Petition that will be presented at the next IWC meeting go to:

To learn about Japan, Iceland & Norway's continued whaling and other whale issues, go to:

The Sea Shepherd is on the water, trying to block Japan's illegal boats:

"What Happens To the Beasts, Happens To Man, All Things Are Connected, When The Great Beasts Are Gone, Man Will Suffer a Great Lonliness of Spirit."

Chief Seattle