All Life In a Viable Environment
5-18-10-102, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0021
Anti Vivisection Action Network
dolphin hunt in Japan!
A former dolphin hunter is planning dolphin watching tours at Futo in Izu
Peninsula, where some 70 dolphins were brutally slaughtered three years ago.
This fisherman, Mr. Ishii has been convinced that there's a better future
for the local community with dolphin watching than with dolphin hunting.
And his announcement of the planned tours, which was made during this year's
IWC conference, was applauded by environment and animal protection groups
and activists around the world.
But, the Japanese government, which controls dolphin hunting, has given fishermen
in Izu and elsewhre in Shizuoka permission to catch up to 600 dolphins in
fiscal 2002. And, despite the international uproar against atrocious dolphin
hunting, the local fishermen are planning the hunt claiming they will kill
dolphins humanely this time.
The major industry to the local people is not dolphin hunting but tourism
and to continue the capture and slaughter of dolphins will hurt this business,
which a lot of local people live on.
Please send your comment to the below (faxes are referable since they hate
to receive them) and urge them to cancel the dolphin drive fishery at Futo
and encourage them to promote dolphin watching.
Thank you in advance for your help.
behalf of dolphins in Japan
Futo Branch of The Ito City Fishing Cooperative
Ito City Fishing Cooperative
Shizuoka Prefecture, Fisheries Section
The Fisheries Agency