- August 31, 2013
This is Japan's 5th Olympic bid, since their 1964 Olympics. They are very eager to be selected as Host City again to boost their economy after the devastating tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster. By challenging Tokyo's 2020 Olympic bid, it's a demonstration that the world is condemning the actions of this hunt and offers support to people within Japan who also strive to end this practice once and for all. Japanese Government grant permits to the Taiji Fishermen's Union to hunt 2,800 dolphins from September to April for slaughter and to supply the captivity trade. While this is not illegal in Japan, the hunt has been condemned internationally as barbaric.
Challenge Japan to END Taiji Dolphin Hunt for Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid