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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...

A Lawsuit for Angel

Ric O’Barry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Ric O’Barry

Ifthe Taiji Whale Museum and the international aquarium industry stopped paying dolphin hunters enormous amounts of money for captive dolphins, that the Taiji slaughter would collapse, as the market for dolphin meat continues to decline.

For the Man Who Jumped Into the Sea to Save a Dying Whale

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Sourav Roy

Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.

Emily Thomas

GRAPHIC: Never-Before-Seen Footage Of Horrific Dolphin Slaughter Released

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

California Can Save Orca Whales

Ric O’Barry | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Ric O’Barry

We have known for years that orcas are not appropriate for captivity. These magnificent ocean dwellers are too large, too social, too intelligent, and too wide-roaming to be kept in small concrete tanks.

A Valentine's Day Gift for Dolphins

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Raising public awareness about the plight of Japanese dolphins is an important first step in rallying support from the American public to stop this practice. The diplomatic community around the world should put pressure on Japan.

Celebrities Want Obama To Take Action On Dolphin Hunt

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of American celebrities and other activists want President Barack Obama to refuse to sign an international trade agreement...

WATCH: Japanese Whalers, Protesters Collide Off Antarctica

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — A Japanese whaling ship and a protest boat have collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, and both sides are blaming each other...

Cruelty, Not Culture, in Japan's Dolphin Hunt

Carl Safina | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

The Japanese in 2010 announced a "new killing method." It involves destroying the spinal cord with repeated insertion of a metal rod. Even on paper, the "new killing method" makes no attempt to damage the brain, which would at least end consciousness.

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.

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...

Insatiable Taiji Bloodlust: The War Against Nature

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Bullies are loathsome. What's occurring this very second as I pen yet another article about Japan's odious sense of entitlement over all sea life is the gory, brutal and inhumane bloodlust in the Taiji cove as the War Against Nature is raging, again.

On the Beach in Taiji for the Dolphins

Ric O’Barry | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Ric O’Barry

I haven't celebrated Labor Day in many years. You see, Sept. 1 is Japan Dolphins Day, an ominous date for me and millions of people who watch in horror as another dolphin hunting season commences in the little town of Taiji, Japan.

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids, Oh, My! Interview With a Real-life Mermaid and Ocean Activist

Brenda Peterson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Humans will sink or swim with the rising tides of "global weirding." What better time to remember and apprentice ourselves to the mermaid myths that have inspired us for thousands of years?

Movie Review: Blackfish

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been four years since The Cove -- and 20 years since Free Willy. And yet, as the upsetting new documentary, Blackfish, shows, man's inhumanity to mammals continues unabated -- as commercialized and heartless as ever, even when it includes collateral damage.

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.

Love Requires Action

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Suza Scalora

As Dr. Reiss pointed out, dolphins too exhibit empathy. But, where is our empathy for them? Are we afraid to feel another's pain, because ultimately it triggers our own pain?

Intrepid Japanese Fisherman Turns Over New Leaf

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Izumi Ishii was born into a dolphin hunting family in Futo, Japan. Today he's a self-proclaimed advocate for stopping the dolphin hunt and live trade of dolphins and whales to dolphinariums.

Minds in the Water: A Surfer's Journey From Apathy to Activism

Deborah Bassett | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Rasta quickly moved forward in recruiting a team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-activists and celebrity surfers. He embarked upon the journey that has led him to be one of the most outspoken environmentalists in the surfing world today.

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.

Why All High School Students Should Take Environmental Science

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Taking an environmental science class allows students to gain knowledge that will not only help them get science credit to graduate, but also to understand what's happening in the world around them.

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.

Sierra Club Took My Hair and All I Got Was a Beyond Coal Button

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I just had a lock of my hair chopped off to benefit science and the planet. I was joined by other moms, children and babies in more than 25 cities ac...

'The Cove' Director Gives DVD To Every Home In Dolphin Hunting Village

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Copies of the 2010 Oscar-winning film that depicts the slaughter of dolphins in the Japanese fishing village of Taiji have been delivere...