In 2009, the world learned about the Taiji cove, a remote coastal inlet in South Central Japan that harbored a dark secret. Every year, fishermen killed thousands of dolphins and sold their mercury-tainted meat throughout Japan. But a dedicated group of activists launched a global campaign to end the slaughter. And it’s been working.
What will you be doing to stop the 2012-2013 Taiji dolphin slaughter?
The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year. Yet, the majority of the world is not aware this is happening. Be a part of the solution by signing and sharing this petition.
President Obama, Vice President Biden and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki
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Max Follmer is the Elections editor at TakePart.com. He has previously covered elections and politics for the Biloxi Sun-Herald, The Huffington Post, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal.