Abolish the Dolphin Slaughter II


September 20th, 2006

Japanese Embassy

Washington, DC


The Second Annual Dolphin Rally was held on September 20, 2006 in front of the Japanese Embassy in downtown Washington D.C.  In stark contrast to last year's event, the weather was perfect.  In true form, we had placards, banners and signs in English and Japanese highlighting the atrocities of the dolphin drive hunts.  Foam dolphin headdresses made for a carnival atmosphere.  All who attended made sure that their voices were heard loud and clear to demonstrate their disgust at the horrific drive hunts in Japan.


In attendance were students, locals on their lunch hour, retirees and other concerned citizens. The highlight of the event was an appearance by veteran animal advocate, Dr. Lee Talbot and his wife, Martha, who came to march and chant.  Dr. Talbot was instrumental in designing the US Marine Mammal Protection Act and was the recipient of the 1974 AWI Albert Schweitzer medal.  The medal was presented to Dr. Talbot for his successful fight against the spread of cruel poisons on federal lands.  Dr. Talbot is a true friend to the animal welfare movement and we were honored that he and Mrs. Talbot came to our event.


Thanks to all for making this year's rally a huge success!  See you next year!

Bill Sheppard

For those of you that could not attend, please take a moment and write to these Japanese officials and tell them ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Mr. Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Fax: +81-3-3581-3883
E-mail: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html

Mr. Yoshio Kobayashi

Director-General of Japan Fisheries Agency

Fax: +81-3-3502-1682

Email:  http://www.maff.go.jp/eindex.html


Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Fax: +81-3-3580-5556

Email:  http://www.maff.go.jp/eindex.html


Mr. Taro Aso

Foreign Minister

E-mail: webmaster@mofa.go.jp


Ms. Yuriko Koike

Minister of the Environment

Fax: +81-3-3581-3003

E-mail: MOE@env.go.jp


Mr. Kazutaka Sangen

Taiji Town Mayor

Fax: +81-735-59-2801

E-mail: taiji@town.taiji.wakayama.jp


Mr. Hiromi Tsukuda
City Mayor of Ito
E-mail: hisyo@city.ito.shizuoka.jp


Bill Sheppard Sheppard

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