How many dolphins are killed in Taiji?
PETA’s friends at Dolphin Project report that 740 dolphins were either killed or taken captive in this year’s annual slaughter in Taiji, Japan.
Who buys dolphins from Taiji?
The live dolphins are mostly sent to China, where the marine park industry is booming and largely outside the international rulemaking that has turned its back on Taiji’s catch. China alone imported more than 200 live dolphins and whales from Japan in 2017 and 2018, trade data shows.
What happened to Taiji?
TAIJI – Officials have confirmed to Dolphin Project that on March 1, the 2018/19 drive season in Taiji, Japan ended. For six months, dolphins of all ages have been chased, harassed, manhandled, captured and slaughtered. Entire pods have been decimated. Live dolphins were shipped to resorts, marine parks and aquariums.
How are dolphins captured in Taiji Japan?
During this six month season, dolphin hunters utilize drive hunt techniques to herd large numbers of dolphins to shore, resulting in their capture or death. The captured dolphins may be selected for live trade to aquariums and marine parks for display, while others are slaughtered for their meat.
How are the Taiji dolphins killed?
Japan has started its controversial annual dolphin hunt in the coastal town of Taiji. The hunt sees the animals driven into a cove where most are slaughtered for their meat with knives in shallow waters. Other dolphins are sold to aquariums and marine parks.
Which country kills the most dolphins?
By far, the world’s largest kill of dolphins and small whales is in Peru, where up to 15,000 dolphins are killed annually to be used as bait in shark fisheries.
Will Japan stop whaling?
On 26 December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC – the body that regulates whaling) in order to officially resume commercial whaling operations in Japanese waters.
Is Japan still killing dolphins 2021?
The Japanese town of Taiji’s controversial dolphin hunt is now in its ninth day, and fishermen have caught at least seven bottlenose dolphins so far in a hunting season expected to last until March 2022.