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DevilDiver
12-23-2008, 07:21
Stabbed and butchered: Japan's secret dolphin slaughter

TAIJI, Japan (4 Dec 2008) — Less than 300m from (an aquarium) with leaping dolphins, a group of Japanese fishermen continue to slaughter thousands of the highly-intelligent ocean mammals every year.

Welcome to Taiji – For the next four months, Taiji's 26 dolphin hunters will run an increasingly secretive operation to fill its government-sanctioned quota of 2300 dolphins.

Any pods — which can include newborns and pregnant mothers — that pass by the Pacific Ocean town south of Tokyo can be herded, captured, killed and butchered.

The fishermen's co-operative will earn about $600 per animal before meat packs are sold in supermarkets to the dwindling number of Japanese consumers still keen to eat dolphin.

http://www.cdnn.info/news/eco/japan_dolphin_slaughter_250179.jpg

Unlike Japan's international whaling shame, what takes place in Taiji happens largely without debate.

For more information:

SaveJapanDolphins.org | Ending dolphin slaughter in Taiji (http://www.savejapandolphins.org/)

Postcard: Taiji - TIME (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1668448,00.html)