Dolphins Trapped But None Killed During Annual Hunt in Taiji

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Dolphins Trapped But None Killed During Annual Hunt in Taiji

By Robin Lawless on This Dish Is Veg
September 2010

Global attention focused on the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan, as well as careful monitoring by conservationist groups, may have prevented the unnecessary slaughter of dolphins this year. While dolphins were rounded up and some were captured for sale, none were killed according to officials in the seaside town.

The conservationist group Sea Shepherd has been monitoring the town this week with a crew of activists, and has encouraged people to come to the town to help save the dolphins.

Ric O’Barry, the activist featured in the movie “The Cove”, which brought Global attention to the slaughter, is also in Japan this week (September 2010) to protest the hunt, but was prevented from going to the village due to security threats.

To learn more, read Dolphin Hunt Film "The Cove" Wins Documentary Oscar.