Dolphin Killings resume in Taiji Cove

The Taiji (Japan) dolphin round-up and killing spree has begun

Richard O’Barry reported that so far about 50 pilot whales and 100 bottlenose dolphins being driven into the cove. Japan Probe reported that thirteen fishing boats left the harbor and that the slaying began around 5:30 this morning in Japan.

Taiji’s fisherman plan to catch around 2,400 dolphins during this season, along with pilot whales, neither of which are protected by the International Whaling Commission’s ban on whaling. Over 22,000 dolphins, porpoises, pilot whales and false killer whales are taken each hunting season.

 

Taiji dolphin killingsDolphins have been hunted in Japan for centuries and this unfortunate brutal practice is seen by many as part of the Japanese culture.

 

If there’s any chance of halting this slaughter, forward this to anyone you know in the media. Media attention was instrumental in delaying this annual barrel shoot in the first place.  Perhaps it can halt it again.