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Dolphin Hunting

Another Dolphin Hunt Is About To Resume

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

The quota for this year's Taiji, Japan dolphin hunt is set at 1,820 dolphins. That's 1,820 dolphins the government of Japan decided and declared should no longer be alive after this season's hunting, from September 1 to the end of February.

Dolphin Project On The Ground As Taiji's Hunting Season Begins

Ric O’Barry | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Ric O’Barry

Fourteen years ago when Dolphin Project first stepped foot onto the shores of The Cove, I committed to exposing the brutal slaughter that takes place there every year. And I haven't stopped since.

Breaking: Officials Confirm Taiji Drive Season Over

Ric O’Barry | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Ric O’Barry

Okay, everyone exhale. After 41 drives spanning almost six months, with five species of dolphins slaughtered or taken for a life of captivity, offici...

Terrified Dolphin Throws Himself At Man's Feet To Escape Hunters

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.12.2015 | Green

Taiji, Japan, is a bloodbath once again — and a heartbreaking video captures the final moments of the hunt's first victims....

The Pope, the Animals and the Earth: The Vatican Says, Stop Exploiting; Do Something!

Julia Orr | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

The recently published encyclical has some astonishing statements. While I differ with the Vatican on a number of issues, I cannot diminish the incredible stand the new Pope has taken on issues of global injustice, the environment, animal welfare and poverty.

Annual Dolphin Drive Hunt Begins In Japan

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

Japan's annual dolphin drive hunting season began on Monday in the small town of Taiji, but activists are working hard to increase awareness and docum...

Keep Tweeting, Ambassador Kennedy

Nancy Snow | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Ambassador Kennedy was right to raise the issue, controversial or not. Open dissent and debate is exactly what Japan needs more of now, not less.

Is Japan's Dolphin Slaughter Really for Food?

Karen Dawn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Karen Dawn

Japanese officials said that the slaughter is no different from that of other animals for food that may appeal more to Western tastes. But it seems that the butchery for food, like the cloak of tradition, hides a less palatable truth.

Kennedy 'Deeply Concerned' By Japanese Tradition

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

TOKYO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - In an unusual move, U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern over the traditional dolphin hunt...

Dolphin Captivity in India: To Ban or Not to Ban

Ric O’Barry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Ric O’Barry

The fact that India is considering a prohibition on captivity is very significant to the global dolphin welfare movement, and falls in line with India's long-held culture of compassion towards animals.

Payment Dispute Leads To Slaughter Of 900 Dolphins

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

Fanalei villagers on the island of Malaita in the Soloman Islands have slaughtered close to 900 dolphins in retaliation for a payment dispute with Ear...

What Will End the Dolphin Slaughter?

Hardy Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hardy Jones

It baffles me that whaling and dolphin killing can persist in the 21st century. Whale and dolphin watching generate over $2.1 billion per year around the world, vastly more than whale and dolphin killing.

WATCH: 'Blood Dolphins' Revisits Site Of 'The Cove' Where Dolphin Slaughter Continues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Activist Ric O'Barry first shocked the world by exposing Japan's annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins when he made the Academy-Award winning docu...

Time's Up for Dolphins in Taiji

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

There's a little town in Japan called Taiji. Through an award-winning documentary, the bloody secret of this town has been exposed: September through March, 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered.

Australians Take a Stand Against Japanese City's Dolphin-Hunting Practice

Louie Psihoyos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Louie Psihoyos

The Cove exposes not just a horrific yearly hunt, but humans knowingly poisoning other humans by slipping dolphin meat into the food system. The events of last week in Australia stand out as one of the greatest moments in this young film's history.

The Cove: Japan Has a Dark Secret It Hopes the World Will Never See

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tara Lohan

The Cove is a thriller: you're perched on the edge of your seat wondering if the filmmakers will get the footage they need or if they'll get nabbed.

The Cove: Why Is the Japanese Government Hell-Bent on Killing Dolphins?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Filmmakers can't really figure out why Japanese fishermen and the Japanese government are still hell-bent on killing dolphins.