Posted on August 31, 2012 by Laura
The Cove: Help Save Japan’s Dolphins
- signatures: 460,003
- deadline: ongoing
- signature goal: 500,000
- Target: President Obama, Vice President Biden and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki
- Sponsored by: TakePart.com/TheCove and SaveJapanDolphins.org
In The Cove,
a team of activists and filmmakers infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in
Taiji, Japan. In this remote village they witness and document
activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000
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 labeled 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. Once the Japanese
people know we believe they will demand change.
Send a letter to President Obama, Vice President Biden and Japanese
Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki urging them to address
this issue. Everyone who signs the letter will be able to have their
name displayed in a widget that will be posted on top social networks,
web sites and blogs in Japan. The widget will link to actions people
there can take to make a difference. less
The Cove: Help Save Japan’s Dolphins – The Petition Site.
Thanks to: http://2012indyinfo.com