“Elsa Nature Conservancy” sent a Petition to JAZA and WAZA with “PEACE” and “Help Animals”
We three Japanese groups, “Help Animals,” “PEACE” and “Elsa Nature Conservancy (ELSA)” sent a petition to the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums(JAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums(WAZA) to stop aquariums acquiring dolphins through the drive hunts.
We received a reply from the WAZA, but we haven’t received a reply from the JAZA yet, though the deadline passed.
- A letter from ELSA addressed to Dr. Gerald Dick, Executive director of the WAZA and the full text of the petition to the WAZA
- A reply from the WAZA
Our activities in the New Year (2014):
Dr. Dick wrote “As you know, in some Japanese communities these drives have been part of the culture for centuries” in his reply to our petition. It is totally wrong. The three groups will write to Dr. Dick again to correct the serious error and urge him to re-consider this issue.