Protesters Line Street at Japanese Consulate in NYC
September 1, 2009
At least 35 activists gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate, while police and security looked on, to protest the slaughter of dolphins and whales still sanctioned by the Japanese government.
Members of NY4Whales.org, WAR (Win Animal Rights), and Sea Shepherd, passed out flyers, gathered petition signatures and held signs, while chanting protest songs at the entrance to the consulate.
When building security closed the building entrance in front of the protesters, and directed foot traffic to the southern entrance, activists picked up and moved to the new location.
Our youngest activist, 8 year-old Rosie, passed out flyers and gathered signatures for Cetacean Society International's Petition to Stop the Slaughter of Dolphins in Japan.
September 1st marks the start of the dolphin drive fishery in Japan which takes up to 23,000 dolphins each year. The event was to coincide with the beginning of the slaughter season, which has been halted under intense public reaction due to widespread publicity generated by activists and the release of the award-winning film, The Cove.
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