13 Sep '11, 6pm

Live Dolphin Exports a Major Reason for Continuing Hunts in Japan

Live Dolphin Exports a Major Reason for Continuing Hunts in Japan

Given the economic incentives, particularly from live dolphin exports, it becomes clear why these hunts continue. It is the captivity industry which ultimately fund the hunts by purchasing live dolphins. The industry receives the millions of dollars it requires to purchase, ship, and ‘care for’ these dolphins from none other than the millions of unaware dolphin-lovers who flock to their facilities each year to get a glimpse of these animals as they perform mundane tricks in their small tanks. Thanks to informative documentaries, such as Stan Minasian’s A Fall From Freedom , the dark side of the captivity industry is being brought to the public’s attention.

Full article: http://earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/...

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