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'The Cove' Town Plans Marine Park | Care2 Healthy Living

'The Cove' Town Plans Marine Park | Care2 Healthy Living

By China DeSpain Freeman, Ecorazzi Thanks to the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove,” animal activists around the world are intimately familiar with the Japanese town of Taiji. Each year, the cove off Taiji’s coast is home to mass dolphin capture and slaughter. Some of the marine mammals are sold to parks around the world, while others are stabbed for their meat, turning an otherwise beautiful cove into a sea of blood. Activists regularly protest the slaughter , and last year Sea Shepherd sent in vessels to fight the hunt. Despite their efforts, 928 dolphins were captured in Taiji in 2011 alone. Now, in an extremely weird and horrible twist, Taiji is utilizing dolphins in a whole new way: as a tourist attraction. According to the Mother Nature Network , “The town intends to section off part of the cove and turn it into a place where people can swim and kayak alongside sma...

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