27 Aug '11, 6pm

Another Drive Hunt Season To Begin In Taiji, Japan Sept 1st through April and the numbers are scary,

Another Drive Hunt Season To Begin In Taiji, Japan September signals not only the beginning of the end of another summer, but also the dreaded beginning of a new hunting season in Taiji. The dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan are set to begin on September 1st, and will run through April or beyond . As we brace ourselves for reports from the field, we are forced to reflect on the complexity of this issue, and our efforts to ultimately stop these brutal hunts. The dolphin drive hunts are a brutal reminder that we have a very long way to go towards securing a safe future for all cetaceans. This devastatingly cruel practice involves the corralling of dolphins at sea and driving them into the confines of the cove in Taiji. Here they are slaughtered for meat or kept alive for sale to marine parks and aquaria across the globe. Yearly government quotas for these drive hunts reach...

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