Broome in Western Australia is the sister-city of Taiji and may hold the key to ending this slaughter. Thousands of visitors flock to Broome each year to watch whales and dolphins frolic in safety in the blue waters there. Yet the willingness of the Shire of Broome to maintain the sister-city of Taiji in effect provides an Australian endorsement of Taiji's annual dolphin slaughter.
World-famous dolphin trainer of the Flipper TV series Richard O'Barry visited Broome this week lobbying the Shire to cut ties with Taiji — a move which would add significant international pressure to end the slaughter. The extraordinary lengths that O'Barry and an undercover team went to in filming the full horror of the Taiji dolphin slaughter are revealed in the internationally acclaimed documentaryThe Cove due for release in Australian cinemas next week.
Pressure is mounting on Broome after O'Barry's visit. Many local residents are outraged that their city is condoning this shocking slaughter by maintaining a sister-city relationship with Taiji.
Please join Animals Australia in calling on the Shire of Broome to immediately suspend its sister-city relationship and pressure Taiji to end this mass dolphin slaughter.
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