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Annual Slaughter of Dolphins Continues in Japan

Posted by feww on January 21, 2014


Japanese fishermen slaughter dozens of dolphins after driving them into killing area

At least 30 dolphins were slaughtered by Japanese fishermen after being herded by boat engines and nets into a killing area of the Taiji cove in Wakayama prefecture, reported Reuters.

The dolphins were from a group of more than 200 captured and held in the cove since Friday, said the report.

Fishermen hunt dolphins in the shallows of a cove in Taiji
Fishermen hunt dolphins in the shallows of a cove in Taiji, western Japan, January 21, 2014. Japanese fishermen drove a large group of dolphins into the shallows and killed at least 30 on Tuesday, hiding themselves behind a tarpaulin, as the annual dolphin hunt that sparked protest in the West entered its final stages. Every year the fishermen of Taiji, in western Wakayama prefecture, drive hundreds of dolphins into a cove, select some for sale to marine parks, release some and kill the rest for meat.  Credit: REUTERS/Adrian Mylne. More images…

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3 Responses to “Annual Slaughter of Dolphins Continues in Japan”

  1. Junko T. said

    The damage is extensive. With the loss of revenue included, it would cost the insurers about USD200 million.
    Tokio Marine appears to be the main insurer.

  2. Junko T. said

    A fire broke out at a TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. refinery in the city of Arida, Wakayama Prefecture, on Sunday, prompting authorities to urge nearly 3,000 local residents to evacuate, firefighters and local city officials said.

    It was the second fire to break out at the refinery in three days.

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