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Annual Slaughter of Dolphins Continues in Japan

Posted by feww on January 21, 2014

CRIMES AGAINST NATURE
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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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