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The Taiji Dolphin Slaughter: A Scientific Issue

The Taiji Dolphin Slaughter: A Scientific Issue

The Taiji Dolphin Slaughter: A Scientific Issue Posted Thu, Apr 11, 2013 by Sara Young to dolphin slaughter , dolphins , taiji © OCEANA The dolphin drive hunt in Taiji, Japan has been at the center of animal activism for many years and now it has finally come to the center of science. The dolphin drive in Taiji involves the corralling of dolphins into a cove for slaughter or to be removed and then sold to representatives from marine parks. An estimated 22,000 small whales, dolphins, and porpoises are killed in these hunts each year. Dr. Andy Butterworth of the University of Bristol and colleagues have published a paper in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science analyzing the methods used by Taiji fishermen to kill the dolphins in the drive hunts. Through their analysis, the authors have revealed disturbing levels of physical trauma inflicted on the dolphins , and com...

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