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Sign this petition please to try to stop Japan killing 20,000 dolphins every year

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Found 7th Feb 2010
Just seen the film "The cove" which is truly shocking.

The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises in Taiji, Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening as the Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. The focus of the Social Action Campaign for The Cove is to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter.

And its been working. The film has been making waves since it premiered last year. Critical praise and audience awards worldwide have focused international attention on Taiji and the annual dolphin drives off the coast of Japan. Under intense pressure, Taiji called for a temporary ban on killing bottlenose dolphins. The film, which was originally rejected, was shown at the Tokyo Film Festival due to public outcry. Residents in Taiji are being tested for mercury poisoning, and for the first time Japanese media are covering the issue.

Close to a million people have signed on to the campaign, but this is just the beginning. The fisherman are clearly rattled, but havent stopped killing dolphins.

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Original Poster Banned

I would have posted a picture but feel it may be far too graphic for some.

I love dolphins and don't think they should do this, but:

I doubt Japan will listen to a UK petition and we can't really control what other countries do, we don't controle the world.

all done

Tasty.

Why, because dolphins are "cute"?

Would the UK respond to a Hindu petition, to stop killing hundreds of thousands of cows each year??

csiman;7776357

Please vote the film 10/10 here so more people see … Please vote the film 10/10 here so more people see it:-http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/



Vote the film 10/10 so more people can see it?
Wouldn't you like people to actually see the film before voting it 10/10?

japan couldnt care less if the petition gets a billion signatures Im afraid-this is part of their culture and they dont see anything wrong with it.

I will check this movie out but I wont be voting 10/10 for a movie I havent seen-kinda defeats the purpose of imdb methinks

Original Poster Banned

I thought that at least one thread might bypass the usual trolls. I guess not. Just jog on if it doesnt interest you (the title was quite clear).

Original Poster Banned

barky;7776565

japan couldnt care less if the petition gets a billion signatures Im … japan couldnt care less if the petition gets a billion signatures Im afraid-this is part of their culture and they dont see anything wrong with it.I will check this movie out but I wont be voting 10/10 for a movie I havent seen-kinda defeats the purpose of imdb methinks


actually you are completely wrong! This slaughter only happens in one village in a blind cove away from public eyes. Most of the villagers are unaware it is happening and people on the streets on Tokyo were interviewed and none of them believed it was happening.

The dolphins are caught for aquariums around the world and the discarded ones are slaughtered in a blind cove and then sold as whale meat (tests confirm it contains 2000 times the maximum safe limit of mercury). The film-makers had to plan and execute an operation Jason Bourne would of been proud of.

Just watch the film and judge for yourself or just ignore this thread and move on :thumbsup:

csiman;7776568

I thought that at least one thread might bypass the usual trolls. I guess … I thought that at least one thread might bypass the usual trolls. I guess not. Just jog on if it doesnt interest you (the title was quite clear).



I was interested, hence I read the OP, not just the title.
You advise people to manipulate the ratings system for political reasons.

Original Poster Banned

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its the same as killing chickens, no one moans then when they eat it.

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thesaint;7776641

I was interested, hence I read the OP, not just the title.You advise … I was interested, hence I read the OP, not just the title.You advise people to manipulate the ratings system for political reasons.


No, I advise people to manipulate the ratings system for the good of dolphin welfare. At the end of the day, I cant see how anyone would give it a score less than 10/10 (unless you're a dolphin killer). Anyway, just dont vote - simples :-D

black gerbil1;7776784

its the same as killing chickens, no one moans then when they eat it.



true brah

i see no one signing a petition for the cod i ate last night

yum yum

Original Poster Banned

A lot of replies on here! Shame most of the respondents are on my IGNORE List :giggle:

Original Poster Banned

dcx_badass;7776389

I love dolphins and don't think they should do this, but:I doubt Japan … I love dolphins and don't think they should do this, but:I doubt Japan will listen to a UK petition and we can't really control what other countries do, we don't controle the world.




I bet people said that about whaling back in the early eighties :thumbsup:

csiman;7776800

No, I advise people to manipulate the ratings system for the good of … No, I advise people to manipulate the ratings system for the good of dolphin welfare. At the end of the day, I cant see how anyone would give it a score less than 10/10 (unless you're a dolphin killer). Anyway, just dont vote - simples :-D



I thought the rating system was there to score the film, not the "cause"?
Let's say the Japanese government actually care what we think, all they would do is put a link to the dishonest actions you are advising us to do, and it will be decredited.

(In a Japanese accent)"See, the west started a petition, and it was full of people who hadn't even seen the film voting for it 10/10". We no listen".

Calling people "Dolphin killers" for not voting is the sort of thing i'd expect from a Prime minister intent on going to war on flawed ideas/logic.

csiman;7776762

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Is that the Red Sea?

Quite shocking, I love dolphins and would personally hate to see them slaughtered, The same as whales. But if it's cultural then who are we to dictate? We raise and kill Cows, Chickens, Pigs and fish etc..

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Seems like the OP thinks anyone who doesn't agree with what he says 100% is a troll or a dolphin murderer.

Kinda pathetic.

signed and voted for you


ignore the trolls

FilthAndFurry;7777047

Seems like the OP thinks anyone who doesn't agree with what he says 100% … Seems like the OP thinks anyone who doesn't agree with what he says 100% is a troll or a dolphin murderer.Kinda pathetic.



+1

Failing to deal with any of the points being raised in them either.

FilthAndFurry;7777047

Seems like the OP thinks anyone who doesn't agree with what he says 100% … Seems like the OP thinks anyone who doesn't agree with what he says 100% is a troll or a dolphin murderer.Kinda pathetic.



welcome back.
Remember, try not to troll anymore.
Be a good boy.

Signed the petition.:thumbsup:

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last month we had our hols in japan and tried dolphin n chips- a bit bland until we had chilli sauce

sorry i wont be signing your petition

its a part of their culture

its like japan creating a petition banning us brits from binge drinking and getting our t*ts out- you would think how dare they stop our culture!

ROKO;7777638

last month we had our hols in japan and tried dolphin n chips- a bit … last month we had our hols in japan and tried dolphin n chips- a bit bland until we had chilli saucesorry i wont be signing your petitionits a part of their cultureits like japan creating a petition banning us brits from binge drinking and getting our t*ts out- you would think how dare they stop our culture!


+1 or telling austrailia to stop eating kagaroo meat or ostrich

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yeah wish us brits would stop poking our noses in other peoples countries and instead concetrate on our own problems

Original Poster Banned

skusey;7777556

welcome back.Remember, try not to troll anymore.Be a good boy.Signed the … welcome back.Remember, try not to troll anymore.Be a good boy.Signed the petition.:thumbsup:


Cheers. Seem F&F has a new bottom buddy in peodude. They deserve each other :-D

Others aren't quite getting the point saying its a cultural think with the Japanese slaughtering dolphins. Whales, yes but not dolphins.

The Japanese public arent aware of this happening and the government is just turning a blind eye.

closed @ ops request, thanks

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