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End Whale & Dolphin Hunts By Japan
It all began in October since then each year a small number of fishermen in villages such as Taiji, Japan begin to hunt dolphins. The hunt continues through the end of February for dolphins and continues through April for small whales.
More than twenty thousand dolphins are killed each year in Japan - a process sanctioned by the Japanese government. Approximately 18,000 Dall's porpoise are killed in the waters of northern Japan for meat. Over 2,000 dolphins are killed in the cove at Hatajiri Bay in Taiji for meat and to provide dolphins for aquariums and swim-with programs. Fishermen drive the dolphins into the bay, separate the number contracted by dolphin buyers, then butcher the rest in a manner brutal beyond description.
Killing dolphins for meat is not only an outrageous act, the high level of toxins in dolphin meat makes it dangerous for human consumption. And, from a monetary standpoint, the profits on the sale of dolphin meat are often marginal. But the increase in demand for live dolphins, captured and shipped to aquariums and swim-with programs, has created a huge incentive for fishermen to step-up the dolphin drives which result in so may brutal deaths.
This needs to be stopped.
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