[WILD_SEAS] Killing of Dolphins

From: wildnet (wildnet@ecoterra.net)
Date: Thu Nov 02 2000 - 17:44:55 EST


RE: Killing of Dolphins

This is a clipping of an article from the Internet Africa News Website
(used
here with permission). The subject of this article is so appalling that
Timothy
King decided to try and do something about it.Hopefully this email will
make it's
way to others that feel similarly.
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Slaughter of 17 000 dolphins ready to begin
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Fishermen in central Japan are set to begin hunting dolphins, an annual
event
which comes around every autumn. This year, however, the activity might
trigger
controversy after the recent international outcry over Japan's whaling
programme.
The dolphin hunting season officially got under way on Sunday in the
small port
town of Taiji - the traditional home of Japanese whaling - some 450km
southwest
of Tokyo. Poor weather has prevented fishermen from going out to sea so
far,but
they plan to catch a total of nearly 2 400 dolphins and smaller species
of whales
during the season, which runs until the end of April, a local official
said.

Both whaling and dolphin hunting are traditions that date back hundreds
of years
in Japanese society. But unlike Japan's whaling programme, which Tokyo
says is for scientific research purposes, dolphins are hunted purely to
provide
meat for consumption, a Fisheries Agency official said.

The hunt was being carried out in accordance with International Whaling
Commission (IWC) rules, according to the Fisheries Agency official,
adding that
strict quotas were set each year. In addition to Taiji, dolphin hunting
is
allowed at several other ports and a total of nearly 17 000 dolphins are

caught every season.
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If you feel strongly enough about this, please copy this entire mail,
paste it into a new mail (to keep the formatting neat), add your name,
city,
country and email address and send it to anyone that you think will
feel
the same. If you find that your name is at number 100, please forward
the
entire petition tothe following address: stoptheslaughter@hotmail.com
mailto:stoptheslaughter@hotmail.com>
Every time I receive 100 names I will forward them to various
organisations
in order to help them in their fight against this sort of atrocity.
Thanks for your concern!
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1) Timothy King - Cape Town - South Africa stoptheslaughter@hotmail.com
          mailto:stoptheslaughter@hotmail.com>
2) Sharon Moore - Cape Town - South Africa
3) Douglas Gillett - Cape Town - South Africa
4) Dennis Mayes - Cape Town - South Africa
5) Heidi Dittrich - SA Cape Town> > 6) Emma Taladia - SA Cape Town
7) Nanette Rowland- Cape Town - South Africa
8) Hayley Fortune - Cape Town, South Africa
9) Sage Fortune - Cape Town, South Africa
10) Zaahied Cassim- Cape Town, South Africa
11) Jason Witkowsky - South Africa, Cape Town
12) Shireen Hewitt - South Africa, Cape Town
13) Jason Wright - South Africa, Cape Town
14) Anni MacLeod - Cape Town South Africa
15) Cheryl Van Eeden - Cape Town South Africa
16) Amber MacLeod - Cape Town South Africa
17) Paddy van Rooyen - Cape Town South Africa
18) Sandi De Bruyn - Cape Town South Africa
19) Doreen Hall - Cape Town, South Africa
20) Charlie Teuteberg - Cape Town, South Africa
21) Andrew Marsland - Cape Town, South Africa
22) Viv Gutsche - Cape Town, South Africa
23) Yvonne Gutsche - Pretoria, South Africa
24) Andre Pieterse - Pretoria, South Africa
25) Helga de Vasconcelos Sarria - Johannesburg, South Africa
26) Nina Pittindrigh - Pretoria, South Africa
27) Rick Natt - Johannesburg, South Africa
28) Ilze Pieterse - Johannesburg, South Africa
29) Lesley Thomas - Johannesburg, South Africa
30) Johann Grundlingh - Pretoria, South Africa
31) Frits Haas - Pretoria, South Africa
32) Colin Beyers - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
31) Darko Vucetic - Johannesburg, South Africa
32) Michelle Fouch? - Durban, South Africa
33) Charlotte Smith - Cape Town, South Africa
34) Tersia Scott - JHB, South Africa
35) Elmarie Loots - JHB - South Africa
36) Esm? Fourie - JHB - South Africa
37) Shamila Deane - Cape Town, South Africa
38) Vilochanee Naidoo - Johannesburg, South Africa
39) Lynn-Ann Nicholl - Johannesburg, South Africa
40) Louise Deeb - Johannesburg, SA
41) Natasha Pheiffer - Johannesburg, SA
42) Tarryn Inggs - Johannesburg, SA
43) Wendy Bosher - Grahamstown, SA
44) Majka Pap - Johanneburg, SA
45) Linda Clark - Alberton, SA
46) Verity Gorman - Benoni, South Africa
47) Caroline Rautenbach - Springs, South Africa
48) Dallas Sokolich - Springs, South Africa
49) Renee Gous - PTA, South Africa
50) Alo´ce van Niekerk - PTA, South Africa
51) Annette van Niekerk-PTA, South Africa
52) Marissa Greeff-PTA, South Africa
53) John Ritchie - Pretoria, South Africa
54) Jeanette Rainbow - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
55) Ellen Hartlmeier - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
56) Jackie Hildering - Port McNeill, B.C. Canada
57) Lauren DiNardo - Wassenaar, Holland
58) Arlette Stuip - The Hague, Holland
59) Neel Inamdar, Kenya
60) Jake Kidde-Hansen, Nairobi, Kenya
61) Judy Omasete, Nairobi, Kenya
62) Julian Bauer, Nairobi, Kenya
63) Jackson Kilonzo, Nairobi, Kenya
64) David Daudi, Nairobi, Kenya
65) Christine Guenier, Nairobi, Kenya
66) Susan Mumbi, Nairobi, Keny
67) Boru Galgalo, Nairobi, Kenya
68) Rhoda Mutua, Nairobi, Kenya
69) Catherine Mueni, Nairobi, Kenya
70) Ludovic Baussan, Nairobi, Kenya
71) Dorothee Baussan, Nairobi, Kenya

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