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Help Stop Suma Aqualife Park From Building New Enclosures for Orcas and Other Dolphins — peta

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須磨海浜水族園の新しいシャチとイルカの展示施設建設の反対にご協力のお願い

Japan’s Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe is planning to build new enclosures in which orcas and other dolphins will be forced to perform meaningless tricks for human entertainment. Scientists around the world recognize the cruelty behind forcing these animals to live in small tanks and perform tricks, and many governments have placed bans on keeping these marine mammals in captivity or are in the process of doing so. Japan is taking a huge step backwards by planning to expand the park and imprison more orcas and other dolphins.

神戸市立須磨海浜水族園は、人の娯楽のためだけに、無意味な芸を強要する「オルカ(シャチ)スタディアム」や「イルカスタディアム」を新たに建設する計画をしています。世界中の科学者は、このような動物が無理に狭い水槽で飼育されたり、芸をさせられたりすることの裏に潜む残酷さを認識しています。政府の多くは、このような海洋生物の飼育を禁じるか、禁じる方向に進んでいます。一方、日本はより多くのシャチやイルカを閉じ込めて、水族館を拡大する計画をして悪化の道をたどっています。

In the wild, these animals live in large, complex social groups and swim vast distances every day in the open ocean. In captivity, they can only swim in endless circles in tanks that are, to them, the equivalent of bathtubs and they’re denied the opportunity to engage in any type of natural behavior. Most die far short of their natural life expectancy.

野生のシャチやイルカは大きくて複雑な群れをなし、毎日広大な海でとても長い距離を泳ぎます。一方、飼育ではシャチやイルカにとって浴槽程度の大きさでしかない水槽で、いつまでも円を描いて泳ぐことしかできず、自然な行動をする機会が完全に奪われています。そのほとんどが、野生下の平均寿命よりずっと早く死んでいます。

Please contact the mayor, city council, and government officials of Kobe now and urge them to stop Suma Aqualife Park’s cruel plans to expand immediately.

今すぐ、神戸市長、神戸市会、神戸市職員に、須磨海浜水族園の残酷な拡大計画の中止を求める要望書を提出してください。

My message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}

I was shocked to hear that Suma Aqualife Park is planning to expand the park and will build an orca enclosure as well as further pools to house other dolphins. These intelligent animals will be forced to perform meaningless tricks, and these plans must be stopped immediately.

須磨海浜水族園が水族園の拡大を図り、シャチの展示施設だけでなくイルカのプールもさらに建設されることを知ってショックを受けました。このような知能の高い動物が無意味な芸を強要される計画は直ちに中止されるべきです。

Wild orcas and other dolphins live in large, complex social groups and swim vast distances every day in the open ocean. In captivity, these animals can only swim in endless circles in tanks that are, to them, the equivalent of bathtubs and are denied the opportunity to engage in any type of natural behavior. Most die far short of their natural life expectancy.

野生のシャチやイルカは大きくて複雑な群れをなし、毎日広大な海でとても長い距離を泳ぎます。一方、飼育ではシャチやイルカにとって浴槽程度の大きさでしかない水槽で、いつまでも円を描いて泳ぐことしかできず、自然な行動をする機会が完全に奪われています。そのほとんどが、野生下の平均寿命よりずっと早く死んでいます。

Scientists around the world recognize the cruelty behind forcing orcas and other dolphins to live in small tanks and perform tricks, and many governments have placed bans on keeping these marine mammals in captivity or are in the process of doing so. Japan is taking a huge step backward by planning to imprison more of these animals.

世界中の科学者は、シャチやイルカが無理に狭い水槽で飼育されたり、芸をさせられたりすることの裏に潜む残酷さを認識しています。政府の多くは、このような海洋生物の飼育を禁じるか、禁じる方向に進んでいます。一方、日本はより多くのシャチやイルカを閉じ込める計画をして、悪化の道をたどっています。

I hope you, as someone deeply invested in the future of Japan, will stop Suma Aqualife Park from building new enclosures for orcas and other dolphins immediately.

日本の未来のために、須磨海浜水族園の新たなシャチとイルカの展示施設の建設を中止してください。

Sincerely,

どうかよろしくお願いいたします。

{user_data~Given Name} {user_data~Family Name}
{user_data~Email Address}

Take Action Now
今すぐアクションを!

 

Animals Abused for Tourists‘ Cheap Photos and Entertainment — PeTA

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A breaking new PETA video exposé of Thailand’s Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo shows the abuse endured by a suffering baby elephant made famous by a recent National Geographic feature. As this video footage shows, elephants at the facility are chained for most of their lives and stabbed in order to force them to perform confusing and uncomfortable tricks for tourists. Other animals are also abused: They’re prodded and harassed by workers to force them to perform and so that tourists can take photos with them.

Abused and Stabbed for Cheap Tricks

PETA eyewitnesses documented that workers stabbed elephants with sharp metal implements to coerce them into dancing, bowling, and performing other uncomfortable and confusing tricks. By paying to see these acts, tourists supported the abuse.

Elephants were found with bleeding wounds on their sensitive temples and ears. Other animals also had scars on these areas, indicating that they’ve been subjected to similar abuse.

Chained to a Life of Suffering

Eyewitnesses found that the elephants‘ legs were tethered with short metal chains and the animals were forced to stand on hard flooring, such as concrete, which can cause them to develop foot and joint problems.

The elephants weren’t offered any enrichment opportunities and were only unchained when being forced to perform tricks or give rides to tourists. They constantly swayed from side to side, which is a sign of mental distress.

Severe Abuse and Depression

Other animals were also treated cruelly in order to entertain tourists. Crocodiles were beaten with bamboo sticks by workers during shows, and a tiger was harassed so that tourists could pose with the animal for photos.

Eyewitnesses found that other animals, including a chimpanzee and an orangutan, appeared to be suffering from severe frustration and depression. They were being held captive for photo ops with tourists, which the zoo profited from.

Elephants Deserve Better

Elephants are highly social animals who form strong, lasting bonds with their family members. They work together to solve problems and rely on the wisdom, judgment, and experience of their eldest relatives. In their natural homes, they spend their days socializing, swimming, exploring, and playing.

In nature, they don’t carry people on their backs or perform uncomfortable and confusing tricks. The deprivation, stress, lack of exercise opportunities, and inadequate facilities that elephants endure in captivity can cause them to develop abnormal types of behavior—such as rocking and swaying—never seen in the wild. In addition to dying short of their natural life expectancy, elephants in captivity have high rates of painful and chronic health problems, such as nail cracks, abscesses, obesity, and arthritis.

You Can Help Stop Cruelty to Elephants

PETA has submitted its findings to Thai police. The best thing that you can do to help elephants and other animals exploited for tourism is to make compassionate travel decisions by never patronizing businesses that exploit wild animals or allow direct contact between humans and animals—even facilities that claim to be sanctuaries.

Please also join PETA in urging Trip.com, a company that offers tours that visit Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, to remove the exhibit from its itineraries.

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My message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}

I was appalled to see that Trip.com offers tours to Thailand’s Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo.

PETA eyewitnesses have found that elephants at the facility are chained for most of their lives and stabbed in order to force them to perform confusing and uncomfortable tricks for tourists. Other animals are also treated cruelly in order to entertain tourists. The eyewitnesses saw workers beat crocodiles with bamboo sticks during shows, and a tiger was harassed so that tourists could pose with the animal for photos.

In nature, elephants don’t carry people on their backs or perform uncomfortable and confusing tricks. The deprivation, stress, lack of exercise opportunities, and inadequate facilities that they endure in captivity can cause them to develop abnormal types of behavior—such as rocking and swaying—never seen in the wild. In addition to dying short of their natural life expectancy, elephants in captivity have high rates of painful and chronic health problems, such as nail cracks, abscesses, obesity, and arthritis.

Please remove Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo from your tour itineraries immediately.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

{user_data~Given Name} {user_data~Family Name}
{user_data~Email Address}

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(Warning: graphic content) The air reeks of seals‘ blood and death …

The air reeks of seals' blood and death …

Help shut down the gruesome Canadian seal slaughter!

Right now, on ice floes off Canada’s Atlantic coast, a true horror is unfolding.

The air must reek of blood and death, as the skinned carcasses of young harp seals are strewn across the ice. For days, commercial sealers wielding guns and spiked clubs have been massacring terrified seal pups—all for a grisly trade that should have died out long ago. We need your help to stop these indefensible kinds of animal slaughter.

Will you donate today and help us end such cruelty?

Please help seals!

Thanks to nonstop campaigning by PETA and our international affiliates over the years—creating a global outcry against the annual slaughter—and the actions of tens of thousands of caring supporters standing with us,

the cruel sealing industry is on the wane. But rather than ending the violent slaughter, the Canadian government is now considering a plan that would expand the killing to Canada’s west coast, a move that would put thousands more young seals in danger—a cruel absurdity, considering we have killed the market for seal „products“ and now no one wants them. This plan must not go ahead.

Together, we’re achieving huge victories against the global skins trade, preventing thousands upon thousands of beautiful animals from being abused and violently killed—but many seals are still at risk. Some are dying right now.

Please make a donation to boost PETA’s campaigns to help seals and other sensitive animals before it’s too late.

End the Slaughter

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
Founder

BREAKING: Canadian seal slaughter begins

PETA Asia

BREAKING: Canadian seal slaughter begins

Canadian seal slaughter begins

Canada’s barbaric seal slaughter has begun.

Sealers will kill tens of thousands of defenseless young seals before they’re through, shooting the animals or slamming spiked clubs into their soft skulls and then tearing their skin off—often in full view of their family members, who are helpless to stop the killing. It’s up to kind people like you and me to make sure that this year’s massacre is the last.

Will you help protect seals and other vulnerable animals by donating right now?

Protect Animals Now

The commercial slaughter of seals in Canada is on its last legs, yet despite the growing outcry against it both in that country and around the world, the Canadian government is allowing it to take place again, leaving countless bloodied bodies in its wake. Many seal pups are so young when they’re violently killed that they haven’t even learned how to swim.

Thanks to activism by supporters of PETA and our international affiliates and by other kind people around the globe, there are few countries left that are willing to buy seals‘ skins, their flesh, or seal oil—and it’s clear that this grisly trade is on life support. Without the millions of dollars in government subsidies that it receives, the sealing industry would have collapsed long ago—and with your help, we’re urging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop propping it up with taxpayers‘ money.

Your gift to PETA today will strengthen our work to end the slaughter and save animals‘ lives.

https://secure.petaasia.com/page/38318/donate/1?ea.url.id=2557705

Help Protect Seals From Slaughter!

We’re working hard to end the annual seal massacre, and we need you with us to make the killing stop.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
Founder

Urgent: Help seals before the slaughter begins!

Urgent: Help seals before the slaughter begins!

 

Dear One,

Take action for seals!

In a matter of weeks, Canada’s annual seal slaughter will begin.

Many of the seals killed won’t have eaten their first solid meal or learned how to swim—yet they’ll be shot or viciously clubbed as their mothers watch in despair.

Will you please help seals before the massacre begins by signing our petition urging the Canadian prime minister to end the slaughter?

PETA, our international affiliates, and compassionate people like you have helped promote seal-fur bans around the world and successfully squashed the Canadian government’s attempts to create a market in China for seal „products.“ But even though most Canadians oppose the annual slaughter, their tax dollars are the only thing propping up this violent industry.

We must keep the pressure on the Canadian government to end the slaughter, and we need caring people like you with us to do so.

Thank you for acting today to protect seals and other animals in need.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
Founder

P.S. You can do even more to help seals by making a gift that supports PETA’s work for seals and other animals.

Merry Christmas from PETA!

Merry Christmas from PETA!

 

Merry Christmas from PETA!

Merry Christmas to you and all those you care about—whether two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or finned! Together, we’re changing the world for the better for countless animals, each one a feeling individual: a terrified rat forced to inhale toxic substances in a laboratory, a hen packed so tightly with others in an egg-farm shed that she can’t stretch out a single wing, a sheep suffering from ragged, bloody wounds after being carelessly shorn, and an elephant beaten to force her to carry tourists.

Here’s some of what we can achieve for animals together in the new year. Will you please make a special Christmas gift to help animals right now?

PETA's 2019 Plans

Thank you for your determination, support, and commitment to helping animals.

 

—Ingrid and all of us at PETA

P.S. Please open your heart to animals this Christmas by making a special donation.

BREAKING: Lambs‘ Flesh and Tails Cut, Burned Off for Wool

In the past four years, PETA and its international affiliates have exposed cruelty to sheep used for wool on dozens of farms on four continents. After all that, you might think that wool industry workers would be on their best behavior and try not to hurt sheep quite so badly. But you would be wrong.

Earlier this year, an eyewitness worked on a sheep farm in Victoria, Australia, the world’s top wool exporter, and found the farm manager and workers mutilating terrified lambs in assembly line fashion—showing, yet again, that there’s no such thing as humanely produced wool.

A worker put tight rings around lambs‘ scrotums—which is extremely painful—without anesthetics so that their testicles would shrivel up and fall off weeks later.

Also without anesthetics, workers punched holes in lambs‘ ears and cut and burned off their tails with a hot knife, causing them to writhe in agony as flames shot up from their flesh.

And chunks of the lambs‘ flesh were also cut off, with shears, in a crude attempt, known as „mulesing,“ to address problems caused by breeding them to produce excessive amounts of wool. The animals cried out in agony and fear.

The manager slashed the throats of fully conscious sheep with a knife and then broke their necks. One sheep kicked for nearly a minute after the manager began cutting her throat.

Later, an eyewitness worked for a sheep-shearing contractor in New South Wales, Australia, and found that workers struck the gentle, frightened sheep in the face with sharp metal clippers.

Are you still wearing wool? Please, give lambs something to be thankful for: Ditch wool today.

Join us today in urging Forever 21 to drop wool in favor of animal-friendly materials.

Take Action for Sheep

Sincerely,

Jason Baker
Senior Vice President of International Campaigns
PETA Asia

Orca Morgan Was Betrayed by the People Who Were Meant to Help Her

Action Alert

On June 23, 2010, a young female orca now named Morgan was found emaciated off the coast of the Netherlands. The Dolfinarium Harderwijk in the Netherlands captured her and transported her to its facility under a permit specifically so that she could be rehabilitated for subsequent release. She recovered at the dolphinarium in just a few months.

But Morgan was never released back into the wild. Instead, she was shipped off to Loro Parque, a marine park in Tenerife, Spain, which now claims to own her. And she was recently bred, even though, according to the Free Morgan Foundation, laws prohibit using her for breeding.

Urge the Spanish government to work toward having Morgan and her baby sent to a coastal sanctuary.

 

https://support.peta.org/page/1413/petition/1

Help Morgan
Even though, according to the Free Morgan Foundation, laws prohibit using Morgan for breeding, Loro Parque did just that. Newborn calves attract larger numbers of visitors, thereby boosting the park’s profits. Like Morgan, the newborn will be housed in a prison-like tank filled with chemically treated water and will almost certainly be forced to perform tricks for human entertainment.

In the wild, orcas live in close-knit pods, often among their siblings, mothers, and grandmothers, for life. But at Loro Parque, Morgan’s baby was separated from her and is being bottle-fed by staff.

Thank you for your compassion for animals.