There are a number of things you can do to help with this cause. Promotion is key! Especially in Japan where most people have no idea this practice is even taking place.
Support Volunteers On The Front Lines In Japan
That could be helping to monitor the Cove, getting translated copies of the Oscar-winning movie The Cove into the hands of the Japanese public and key decisionmakers, and helping to increase worldwide pressure on Japan to end the largest killing of dolphins in the world.
Take The Pledge Not To Buy A Ticket To A Dolphin Show
Dolphins are highly evolved and have adapted perfectly to life in the ocean. They possess vast intelligence, are social and self aware. Captures of dolphins are traumatic and stressful and can result in injury and death. The training of dolphins is deliberately misrepresented by the captive dolphin industry to make it looks as if dolphins perform because they like it. The hard truth is they are often deprived of food. Most captive dolphins are confined to minuscule tanks containing chemically treated water. Dolphins in a tank are severely restricted in using their highly developed sonar, which is one of the most damaging aspects of captivity.
Sign The Petition And Letter To World Leaders
Send a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, or to US President. Send it to your Premier, or MLA, Japanese Ambassador, or even your Mayor.
You can send it to some of those people by going here
You can also add your name to the nearly 2 million people who have signed the petition. There are now signers from more than 150 countries spanning the globe! A banner representing these signatures has been presented in Tokyo.
Tell Zoos And Aquariums To Stop Aiding The Dolphin Slaughter
Some members of the dolphin display industry support the slaughter by rewarding whalers with cash for live show dolphins. Others support the slaughter by simply ignoring it. With more that 1300 members, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the world's largest network of zoos and aquariums. Its list of members includes leading zoos and aquariums, zoo veterinarians, and educators. Waza officially opposes what it refers to as "Cruel and non-selective methods of taking animals from the wild". It would be assumed, therefore, that WAZA would be in opposition of dolphinariums that capture their animals during a violent and deadly dolphin drive. However, most of the approximately 500 dolphins currently in captivity in Japan's 50 dolphinariums were obtained through these means. Many of those dolphinariums belong to the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) and WAZA welcomes JAZA as an association member.
Click Here to sign a petition urging WAZA to expel all facilities that provide direct or indirect support for the drive capture of dolphins.
Tell A Friend About The Campaign
Spread the word! The more people who are in the know, the better.
Click Here For an email form you can use to get the word out!
Volunteer To Help
Form a club at your school or in your community to raise awareness of the issue and raise funds for Earth Island Institute's Save Japan Dolphins campaign.