Heartbreaking! Pod of Taiji Dolphins Trapped in Cove Huddled Together for Comfort Before Slaughter

Every year, a horrifically cruel large-scale hunt takes place in Taiji, Japan. As Daily Mail explains, “Fishermen use metal poles inserted into the water and struck with hammers to create a ‘wall of sound’ that confuses the animals and drives them into the cove.” This year’s hunt began on September 1st and fishermen are targeting […]

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The Other Side of the Faroe Islands: Beautiful Islands, Barbaric Whale Hunts

The Faroe Islands are a beautiful, remote archipelago between Iceland and Norway in the Atlantic Ocean. Nature lovers have been drawn to the scenic islands for years, known for their mountains, coastal cliffs, and abundant wildlife. But these islands aren’t all magic. For centuries, the local community has participated in an annual whale hunt in […]

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Taiji’s Cruel Dolphin Drives Are Causing Far More Suffering Than We Thought

Taiji’s Cruel Dolphin Drives Are Causing Far More Suffering Than We Thought

When the award-winning documentary The Cove was released in 2009, it brought the horrors taking place in the small coastal town of Taiji, Japan to a global audience and ignited international outrage as people learned about the brutal drive hunts and mass slaughter of dolphins every year. Tragically, while these hunts have faced widespread condemnation […]

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Activists Bring Legal Challenge Against Japanese Dolphin Slaughter

Activists Bring Legal Challenge Against Japanese Dolphin Slaughter

A first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed in Japan will attempt to stop the horrific annual dolphin slaughter that was the subject of the 2009 Academy Award winning documentary “The Cove.” The UK organization Action for Dolphins and Japan’s Life Investigation Agency filed the lawsuit on February 13, 2019. And the groups are taking a new approach: using […]

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Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?

The 2009 documentary The Cove, which depicted the practice of corralling and slaughtering dolphins in a small bay tinged crimson from the blood, has visited a bewildering past decade upon the small Japanese town of Taiji. An outburst of international outrage at Taiji’s 400-year-old practice of dolphin hunting saw activists descend upon the coastal town […]

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