25 Jan '13, 11am

900 Dolphins Slaughtered in Retaliation Against Eco Group

900 Dolphins Slaughtered in Retaliation Against Eco Group

900 Dolphins Slaughtered in Retaliation Against Eco Group 0 Tweet by Ashlee Piper January 25, 2013 Categories: Animals , Environment . Amidst happier stories of a deformed dolphin finding friendship with an unlikely crew of sperm whales , and a smartypants dolphin entreating the help of a diver to remove a fishhook , we have tragic news to report in the world of Cetaceans. Villagers in the Solomon Islands have slaughtered up to 900 dolphins in the course of a dispute with Berkeley-based conservation group, Earth Island Institute . People from the village of Fanalei, on the island of Malaita, have traditionally hunted dolphins to provide meat, income, and dowries for the village. However, the Solomon Islands have been notorious among conservationists for selling live dolphins for sea aquariums in China and Dubai, where a captive dolphin can fetch up to $150,000. The Institu...

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