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Dutch government: speak out against injustice!

February 15, 2012




Please click on and take action Dutch government: speak out against injustice!
Source 3Dayz


Background

Next week, on Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd, Dutch Minister of Economy, Maxime Verhagen will visit Japan where he will talk to Japanese ministers and businesses about commerce and investments. He has no intention to talk about the slaughter of 23.000 dolphins in towns like Taiji or about Erwin Vermeulen, who is held hostage by the Japanese government since the 16th of December 2011 after he allegedly shoved someone.

Erwin Vermeulen traveled from the Netherlands, EU to Japan as a photographer for Sea Shepherd to capture images of the horrific Taiji dolphin massacre. Since the 16th of December 2011, the day he was arrested, he is kept in a solitary environment and is given hot water to dump over himself twice a week; these are his only showers.

The annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji receives the attention of animal rights activists worldwide and as of 2010 the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has an ongoing presence of volunteers standing watch on site at the Cove… much to the frustration of Japanese fishermen.

Up until now, the Dutch government does exactly the same for the Taiji dolphins and Erwin as they do for the whales who are killed by Japanese whalers: absolutely nothing! They simply don’t think it’s their problem.

It’s up to us to grab this opportunity and make the Dutch government understand animal cruelty and dying oceans are everybody’s problem! Please send our example letter or tweet (below) to Minister Verhagen before the 21st of February and politely ask him to take a stand against the Taiji dolphin massacre / demand the immediate release of Erwin Vermeulen.


What You Can Do

  • Email him. Create your own message or simply copy and paste the example letter at the bottom of this page (don’t forget to sign it at the end) and send it to the address below.
  • Send him our example tweet.
  • Call and leave this page open. The example letter contains all the information you need!
  • Send a fax. Simply use the example letter below.
  • Share this action with your friends and ask them to protest the annual slaughter of 23.000 dolphins also.
  • Let us know when you receive a reaction in response to your email, fax, etc. You can reach 3Dayz using our contact formFacebook or Twitter.



Whom To Contact

Email: minister@mineleni.nl, protest@3dayz.com
Twitter: twitter.com/MaximeVerhagen

Ministry of Economy, Agriculture en Innovation
Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
2594 AV, The Hague
The Netherlands, EU
Phone: 00 31  (0)70 379 8911

Ministry of Economy, Agriculture en Innovation
Prins Clauslaan 8
2595 AJ, The Hague
The Netherlands, EU
Phone: 00 31 (0)70 378 6868


Sample Letter

Dear Minister Verhagen,

3dayz.com informed me about your visit to Japan on Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd of February. I understand this visit is to talk to several Japanese ministers and businesses about commerce and investments. To me it seems ethically wrong to visit Japan for any business other than to try and persuade the Japanese government to completely and immediately ban their annual dolphin massacre.

On top of that there’s the hostage situation of Erwin Vermeulen by Japan, who allegedly pushed an employee of the Dolphin Resort Hotel. Without any proof he was charged and arrested for this on the 16th of December 2011. Erwin is a non-violent caring person who visited Japan to capture images of the Taiji dolphin slaughter as a photographer. Erwin is also a Dutch citizen who deserves the full support of his own government.

I would like to ask you to seize the opportunity to take a stand against Japan’s dolphin massacre. Please also support Erwin Vermeulen by demanding his immediate release and for all charges to be dropped.

Please refrain from doing business with Japanese companies and the Japanese government and from making investments in Japan as long as Erwin is imprisoned and dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji.

Sincerely,

NAME



See Previous: Free Dutch Sea Shepherd Activist Erwin Vermeulen

See More: 3Dayz

killings in taiji
should no
longer be
we must
stand up for
and protect
our dolphin
families
part of doing so
to japan-don’t go
until erwin is free
and dolphins
swim safe
in liberty

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



5 Comments leave one →
  1. Fabienne Hendriks permalink
    February 15, 2012 12:47 pm

    TY for creating it here as well!! xxx

    Like

  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    February 15, 2012 1:05 pm

    killings in taiji
    should no
    longer be
    we must
    stand up for
    and protect
    our dolphin
    families
    part of doing so
    to japan-don’t go
    until erwin is free
    and dolphins
    swim safe
    in liberty

    Like

  3. February 15, 2012 1:14 pm

    Thank you, action taken and shared

    Like

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