Monday, November 8, 2010

Japanese University Emails - Save Japan Dolphins

listed are the e-mails for several Japanese Universities: shall we write to them telling them how we feel about that crime?e-mails: , , , , ,,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, , , ,, ,, ,

Letter sample:

To whom it might concern,This message's intention is to inform you that, due to your government's attitude, defying worldwide public opinion, by insisting on the brutal killing of whales and dolphins in Taiji, I will spare no efforts to promote a BOYCOTT to all japanese products: not only the ones that are produced in Japan, but also of the ones put at sale in my country if they carry any japonese brand's name.Japan is a very wealthy country that insists on desrespecting the rest of the world with its attiudes as a country which makes from whale hunt an industry. Your crimminal behaviour towards marine species will not be tolerated any longer.I will make every effort to, by all means to my knowledge and possibilities, promote a drastic reduction on Japanese tourism, which I shall no longer visit, as long as you insist on your defiant position.I used to have a very good image of Japan. Not any longerAs a a very hard worker on many animal protection groups, I will be promoting this Boycott Request, to which, I am pretty sure, most people will join, both in Portugal and Brasil.I will be listing every japanese brand to my knowledge __ from cars, domestic appliandes, such as TVS and sound equipments, to photographical equipment brands __ so that people be sure not to buy them at all. And I will also advise people about not joining any japanese universitary program as long this"research program" of Japan goes on. This not scientific research: this is pure greedy slaughter and a defiance to the public opinion.Yours sincerely,

I think this is a great idea. Simply copy and paste the addresses. I would alter the body a bit to make it more personalized.
  (Re-Posted from Facebook)

Thank you for caring and sharing your love of dolphins

Jackie Bigford

Mercury Danger Petition

Mercury Danger Petition

Please copy, paste and email or print, mail/fax the following petition to the Japanese Minister of Health:


Policy Planning and Communication Division
The Department of Food Safety Bureau
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Tokyo, Japan

Fax: +81-3-3503-7965

Dear Minister of Health:

There is worldwide concern that mercury accumulated in the human body may pose a serious health risk, especially to pregnant women and children.

As you know, dolphin meat from drive hunts in Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, proved to be highly contaminated with toxic chemicals such as mercury, methyl mercury and PCBs. Repeated chemical analyses have shown that the level of mercury in dolphin meat is much higher than the maximum allowable level set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan.

We understand that the role of the Department of Food Safety Bureau is to promote food safety, thereby ensuring the health of the Japanese people. We urgently request the following:

1. Prohibit the sale of dolphin meat that contains mercury exceeding the maximum allowable level set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). The sale of food items with toxic agricultural chemicals exceeding the maximum allowable level set by MHLW is already prohibited as a result of the "Positive-list System," which was adopted in 2006. Since mercury is as harmful to the human body as toxic agricultural chemicals, the "Positive-list System" should also apply to mercury.

2. Until the above request is put into effect, consumers must be warned of the dangers associated with consuming mercury contaminated dolphin meat, in much the same way they are being warned of the health risks associated with smoking cigarettes: Every store that sells dolphin meat must be obligated to post a prominent warning label on each meat package, stating as follows: "This food item possibly contains mercury exceeding the maximum allowable level set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Mercury accumulated in the human body may harm your health."


Name & address: ____________________

 Reprinted from Animal Welfare Institute