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Taiji Japan Dolphin Slaughter

World's Top Zoo Association Allegedly Linked To Japan Dolphin Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

Animal welfare group Australia for Dolphins is suing the multibillion-dollar organization World Association for Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), alleging th...

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.

Concerned About Japanese Dolphins? Good. Now How About American Chickens?

Erica Meier | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Erica Meier

Yes, absolutely, we should condemn the senseless violence against dolphins in Japan. But in doing so, let us also condemn our own callous animal exploitation here in the U.S.

Ad Calls for End to Taiji Dolphin Drive Hunt

Ric O’Barry | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Ric O’Barry

The Japanese government has no excuse for these cruel and needless slaughters. Japan is badly damaging its international standing and support around the world. Even in Japan, the vast majority of Japanese do not eat dolphin or whale meat and have no interest in it.

Japan's Shameful Butchery of Dolphins

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

These highly intelligent animals are slaughtered for meat, pet food, and fertilizer. The fishermen spare the best specimens and sell them to marine parks, consigning them to a less violent but still grim fate, abducted from their families, never to return to their natural homes, and sentenced to life in concrete tanks.

Group: Japan's Dolphin Roundup Biggest In 4 Years

AP | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fishermen have finished killing some of the 250 dolphins trapped recently in what activists say was the biggest roundup they h...

The Empire Strikes Back: National Icon Shines Bright Light on Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

On December 10th, Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award-winning documentary film The Cove, took part in a momentous lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building to honor the thousands of dolphins slaughtered annually off the coastal waters of Taiji, Japan.

The Cove Continues: Diary From Taiji

Leilani Münter | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

Every morning my alarm goes off at 430am, I brush my teeth, grab a coffee, put my hair in a ponytail and I'm out the door by 445am. I meet the dolphin hunters at the Taiji Harbor at 5am.

Taiji Dolphin Hunt Negotiations End In Bitter Disagreement, O'Barry Boycotts Over Media Restrictions

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAIJI, Japan — An unprecedented meeting between conservationists and leaders of the dolphin-hunting village depicted in the Oscar-winning film "...

Japanese Mayor Defends Dolphin Hunts: 'We Are Not Going To Change Our Plans'

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAIJI, Japan — As children in inner tubes bob on the calm waters of this small ocean cove, a 550-pound (250-kilogram) dolphin zips through the c...