Petition: Minke Whale Trapped in Net for 13 Days

Petition: Minke Whale Trapped in Net for 13 Days

Activists from Humane Society International (HSI) Australia are concerned about a trapped minke whale in Japan. A drone has been filming a Minke whale that’s been trapped in a fishing net near Taiji. Humane Society International/Australia’s animal welfare program manager, Georgie Dolphin, said in an emailed statement, “This minke whale has now been trapped in […]

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Fisherman filmed holding baby dolphin underwater before slaughter in Japan’s ‘Red Cove’

Fisherman is filmed holding a dolphin calf underwater before dragging it under a tarpaulin to be killed in Japan’s infamous Red Cove

A fisherman has been filmed holding a baby dolphin underwater before slaughtering it in Japan’s infamous ‘Red Cove’. The horrifying scenes were recorded in September in Taiji, a small coastal town in Wakayama Prefecture, which was the filming location for the 2009 documentary The Cove.  Ren Yabuki, Director of animal rights NGO the Life […]

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Dolphin ‘drive hunting’ season begins in Wakayama whaling town

Dolphin ‘drive hunting’ season begins in Wakayama whaling town

TAIJI, WAKAYAMA PREF. – This year’s dolphin-hunting season kicked off Tuesday in the whaling town of Taiji, in Wakayama Prefecture, using a traditional “drive-hunting” method that animal-rights groups at home and abroad say is cruel. The controversial hunting technique, in which fishermen herd dolphins and small whales into a cove where they can be killed […]

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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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