Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan

Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan

Animal welfare campaigners have condemned the killing of a trapped minke whale off the coast of Taiji, a town in Japan best known for its annual dolphin cull. The young whale, which had been trapped inside nets since 24 December, was killed early on Monday morning before being taken ashore wrapped in blue tarpaulin, according […]

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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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At Japan’s dolphin hunt, a struggle between local traditions and global anger

At Japan’s dolphin hunt, a struggle between local traditions and global anger

TAIJI, Japan – A line of eight boats came into view just below the horizon. A pod of about a dozen dolphins broke the glassy surface off Taiji, the center of Japan’s annual dolphin hunt, which continues despite international outrage. Fishermen banged on semi-submerged poles to create an underwater wall of sound, driving the dolphins […]

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Captivity Kills! False Killer Whale Kina is the 141st Cetacean to Die at Sea Life Park Hawaii

Captivity Kills! False Killer Whale Kina is the 141st Cetacean to Die at Sea Life Park Hawaii

In Taiji, Japan, there is an annual large-scale hunt for dolphins. They are forced into a cove and then either slaughtered to be sold for their meat or they’re taken into captivity to be forced to perform for the entertainment of humans. A recent devastating video taken at the cove by the Dolphin Project showed […]

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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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5 Ways You Can Help End the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

Another deadly season for dolphins and whales has begun in Taiji, Japan. Every year, a large-scale, brutal hunt of dolphins takes place in the small fishing village. During this period, hunters utilize techniques to herd large numbers of dolphins to shore. Once trapped in a cove, the dolphins are either brutally slaughtered for their meat […]

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