03 September 2010

Dolphins trapped but none killed during annual hunt in Taiji

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 Sheperd 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 to protest the hunt, but was prevented from going to the village due to security threats.

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Robin lives in NYC with her cat Maggie where she follows a vegetarian lifestyle, practices yoga, and volunteers at Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

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