More Bad News in Taiji

I was a little shocked this morning when I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a post from a friend about slaughters at the cove in Taiji. I guess it is Taiji and all but I was still not expecting to read that. On April 28,  off the coast of Taiji, Japan a drive took place involving pilot whales. 20-30 pilot whales were driven into the cove where most were killed. The few whose lives were spared were taken into the dark world of captivity. It is sad that the water ran red in that beautiful town once again. The dolphin drives ended in March, but the harpoon season off shore continued. Several lives have been lost since March but none of the scale that the dolphin hunting season sees.

Photo taken by Sayaka Nakamura

 

The drive hunt season has now come to a formal close, but it will start up again in September.

I am hoping to travel to Taiji, Japan during the 2012-2013 dolphin hunting season so stay tuned for those developments.

Thanks for reading!

~Rachel

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Categories: Animal Welfare, Cetaceans, Dolphins, Marine Wildlife, Oceans, Sea Shepherd, Whales | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

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