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Dolphin Slaughter

Imagining a Different World

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 10.28.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Now, we just need to un-harden the hearts of those who cause the most destruction. Whether it's government officials, poachers, murderers, or industry types, we need to find a way to get through to them, and show them that saving lives, protecting lives, is worth so much more than what they do.

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.

Why the Taiji Whale Museum Lawsuit Victory Is Important for Dolphins

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

So why was this lawsuit victory important for the dolphins? This was the first ever lawsuit involved in the Taiji dolphin slaughter to attack the culprits. And it was successful.

World's Largest Zoo Group Accused Of Ties To Bloody Dolphin Slaughter

The Dodo | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

The world's top zoo organization has been accused of hiding ties to the brutal dolphin slaughter that happens every year in Taiji, Japan....

Is Taiji Slaughter Wiping Out Japan's Bottlenose Dolphins?

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

Are bottlenose populations being depleted by the Taiji hunts? Possibly. Bottlenose dolphins are a widespread species around the world, but they don't exist in large dense populations, unlike some other dolphin species.

Emily Thomas

GRAPHIC: Never-Before-Seen Footage Of Horrific Dolphin Slaughter Released | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

Newsweek magazine has stirred the waters of controversy with a cover story on a Japanese fishing village's dolphin hunt, a practice that gained sudden...

The Slaughter of the Dolphins

Ken White | Posted 04.28.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Dolphins are the cognitive cousins of elephants and gorillas. We know them to be smart, to be self-aware; to know fear and to feel threat, and to also understand family, in ways with which we can -- and should -- empathize.

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...

Like Taiji's Cove, Daytona Breaks My Heart -- Again

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Leilani Münter

My eco-awareness race car was themed after the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove, which exposed the annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins in a small cove in Taiji, Japan.

Does Cutting Nets Free Captive Dolphins?

Hardy Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hardy Jones

Cutting nets to free dolphins is an attractive idea. But the overriding problem with cutting nets is that dolphins do not readily leave confinement.

Peaceful Warrior Ric O'Barry Speaks Out on Taiji Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

2010-09-07-slaughter.jpg The annual dolphin hunt that claims more than 20,000 innocent cetacean lives every year kicked off in the coastal village of Taiji, Japan on September 1st.

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...

'The Cove' Director Louie Psihoyos To Shoot 3D Mass Extinction Documentary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), the nonprofit organization that brought moviegoers The Cove, is working on its next film project, The Singing ...

Faroe Island: The OTHER Cove With Horrific Dolphin Slaughter

Tonic | DARRAGH WORLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"The Cove" has brought worldwide attention to an annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. But the very same thing is happening in another cove, thousands ...

It's About More Than Just Dolphins

Fisher Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fisher Stevens

The Cove is about so much more then the senseless and horrific act of slaughtering dolphins.

Ben Stiller, Richard O'Barry Tell The Story Of "The Cove" To Larry King (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To celebrate Thanksgiving Larry King sat down with a series of celebrities and their heroes. In Ben Stiller's case he chose Richard O'Barry -- the for...

"The Cove": An Eco-Documentary On The Dolphin Slaughter Of Taiji, Japan (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Directed by National Geographic photographer Louis Psihoyos, inspired by expert dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, and produced by the Oceanic Preservation ...