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21-Jan-2014

  • Dolphin slaughter starts at Japan's Taiji Cove, fisherman says

    The annual slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in an infamous Japanese cove ended Tuesday.


  • Dolphin Hunt In Japan Draws Criticism from U.S. Ambassador

    In addition to criticism from environmental activists, the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji Cove in Japan has drawn criticism from the United States' Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. The ambassador came out against "drive hunt" dolphin killing, in which hundreds of bottlenose dolphins are rounded up into a small area of water and then hunted.


  • Japan dolphin slaughter ends

    The annual slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in an infamous Japanese cove has started, according to the local Taiji fishermen's union.


  • US envoy asked to visit Taiji to see 'humane' dolphin hunt

    The US ambassador to Japan should visit Taiji to see the "humane" killing methods used in the dolphin hunt, a local fisheries official said Tuesday, days after Caroline Kennedy tweeted her disapproval of the slaughter. His comments came as campaigners watching the hunt said the butchery was under way, adding that the waters of the cove were red with the dolphins' blood. The official, who did not ...


  • Japan defends dolphin hunt after US criticism

    TOKYO (AP) ? A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt Monday, after U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the inhumanity of the practice.


  • Japan defends "traditional" dolphin hunt after U.S. criticism

    Gov't spokesman says annual dolphin hunt is legal after U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy voices concern over inhumanity of practice


  • U.S. ambassador "deeply concerned" about Japan dolphin killing

    By Ruairidh Villar TAIJI, Japan (Reuters) - In an unusual move, U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern over the traditional dolphin hunt in western Japan, where local fisherman corral the mammals into a secluded bay before killing many for meat. The annual hunt currently under way in Taiji in western Japan has long been a source of controversy and was the topic of ...


  • Taiji dolphin slaughter begins in Japan

    The annual slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in an infamous Japanese cove ended Tuesday. About 500 dolphins were driven into the cove this year, a larger number than usual, according to the local Taiji fishermen's union. A fisherman who is a union boa...


  • Kennedy's dolphin tweet not so diplomatic

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy gives a statement shortly after her arrival in Japan at the Narita International Airport. / Koji Sasahara, AP


  • Japan defends dolphin hunting at Taiji Cove

    The annual slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in an infamous Japanese cove ended Tuesday. About 500 dolphins were driven into the cove this year, a larger number than usual, according to the local Taiji fishermen's union. A fisherman who is a union board member, and who did not want to be named, told CNN that the total number of dolphins to be captured or slaughtered was less than 100, and that ...


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