Taiji A Place of Terror and Suffering for Dolphins


By Kirsten Massebeau Champions for Cetaceans Daily Scoop

The Hopi Prayer for a pod of striped dolphins

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:

Taiji:#Tweet4Dolphins
Dolphins terrified and being pushed to shore. 12:07 (source)

Then only 14 minutes later:

Taiji: #Tweet4Dolphins
One dolphin floated in the middle for a while. Now dead. Some dolphins were taken in skiffs alive. 12:14pm. (Source)

Finally:

Taiji: #Tweet4Dolphins

@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)

Dolphin Meat Distribution by Save Japan Dolphins Taiji Monitors

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!

Join Save Japan Dolphin Taiji Cove Monitors on Facebook! Like the page and get up to date feed on the drives and ways to take action.

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5 thoughts on “Taiji A Place of Terror and Suffering for Dolphins

  1. Pingback: To the Hunters of Taiji | #Wakayama « #CyberWhaleWarrior

  2. THIS HAS TO BE STOPPED; SO AWFUL ;0(((((

    I HAVE CRIED , AND I WILL NEVER STOP PRAYING FOR THESE WONDERFUL
    DOLPHINS AND WHALES TO LIVE THEIR GOD GIVEN LIVES IN THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD ; SHAME ON JAPAN…….!!!!!!!

    GOD BLESS THE MAMMALS OF THE SEAS ……NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT ;
    VICTORY WILL COME BEFORE WE EVEN KNOW IT;

    THE WORLD WILL NOT TOLERATE THESE MURDERINGS ANYMORE !!!!!!!!!!

  3. Praying that one day soon, this will all finally stop. Then all of gods beautiful creatures will be safe to live the way it was intended for them.

  4. I was hoping against hope 2012 would be the end of dolphin hunt. Boy was i wrong. You activists are doing a great job. Continue the pressure on these DOLPHIN KILLERS!!! I support you 100 percent. It’s heartbreaking what these dolphins have to go through for MAN’S GREED!!!! One day the pressure will pay off and will prevail. This cruelty cannot go on forever. I also love the Hopi Prayer. THE DOLPHINS ARE WORTH IT!!!! SHAME ON YOU JAPAN!!!!

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