By Kirsten Massebeau Champions for Cetaceans Daily Scoop
Today September 26th in Japan a pod escaped the dolphin hunters in Taiji. Cheers abound from activists after a grueling drive yesterday. A pod of approximately 25 striped dolphins were driven into the cove. Originally they were a much larger pod, but half the pod did escape. That did not make it any easier for those that would lose their lives in the shallows of a place haunted by the dolphin suffering of millions.
Secret video captured in a previous season by Dieter Hagmann
As the dolphins were pushed into the cove by the banger boats Save Japan Dolphins Taiji Cove Monitors posted:
Dolphins terrified and being pushed to shore. 12:07 (source)
Then only 14 minutes later:
One dolphin floated in the middle for a while. Now dead. Some dolphins were taken in skiffs alive. 12:14pm. (Source)
@slaughterhouse…blood is pouring out. They tried to put something to catch the blood as it comes out but it’s not working. The amount is sickening. 1:15pm,. (Source)
In 2009 the award winning documentary “The Cove” revealed the dolphin suffering that takes place in Taiji, Japan. The slaughter is financed by the sale of dolphins for captivity. The meat is toxic so the ability to sell it is waning but as long as marine parks, aquariums, dolphinariums, swim with dolphins, and Dolphin Assisted Therapy purchase these individuals the slaughter will never end.
How can you help? Join Ric O’Barry and Save Japan Dolphins. Your donations go to fighting this inhumane slaughter in Taiji, Japan. The website provides many ways that you can get involved today!
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- Drive Fisheries Japan the cat is out of the bag (championsforcetaceans.com)
- National › Ric O’Barry and his group to return to Taiji to oppose dolphin hunt (japantoday.com)