International Marine Mammal Project....Earth Island Institute

Over a very hard weekend for the dolphins in Taiji, the new U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, spoke out for the dolphins.

Ambassador Kennedy, in response to news reports that as many as 250 Bottlenose dolphins were trapped in the cove and waiting to be slaughtered, sent out a Tweet...."Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of dive hunt dolphin killing."....She further added that the official position of the United States Government was to oppose the killing of dolphins.

The reaction of the Japanese Government was unfortunately as expected.....Mr.Yoshida Suga, the chief Cabinet Secretary and a spokesman for the government, was asked about the U.S. Ambassador's opposition at a press conference.

"Dolphin fishing is a form of traditional fishing in our country," he replied. He then added ominously, "We will explain Japan's position to the American side."

Japan's government explanations for their actions on whaling and killing dolphins are full of lies and bombast......They are not interested in discussing the issue, nor do they stick to traditional Japanese courtesy and diplomatic niceties.

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy needs to be supported in her position.....The Japanese government will obviously go over her head to protest to the Obama Administration and the U.S. State department......And there are factions within the Obama Administration who have been less than supportive of the U.S.position against Japan's whaling.


Send a message to the White House and to Secretary of State John kerry, urging them to support Ambassador Kennedy and use their influence to end the Taiji dolphin hunts.

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