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  • The Annual Slaughter Begins in Taiji, but the Japanese Are Shunning Dolphin Meat

    The annual dolphin hunt at the cove in Taiji, Japan, began on Monday. For the next six months, hundreds of dolphins will be rounded up and killed, their meat sold in stores and restaurants in Japan and other countries. Taiji dolphin products are riddled with mercury. The Environmental Investigative Agency, a London-based nonprofit, purchased nine dolphin products and found that eight of them ...

  • Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan

    The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP. "The dolphin hunting season started today and will last until the end of February," said an official of the Taiji fisheries association, adding the season for hunting pilot whales, which also begins today, will last until April.

  • 'Dolphin Tale' aquarium plans to drop animal shows

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) ? No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies.

  • Dolphin hunting season begins on Taiji

    The controversial dolphin hunting season on Japan's north-west island of Taiji has started, according to officials.Confirming that 1 September marks the start of the season, authorities added that poor weather had delayed the killings.While...

  • Dolphin Tale star researched role by rescuing dolphin

    Life imitated art for Dolphin Tale star Austin Highsmith when she was called upon to help rescue a stranded dolphin while researching her role as a trainer at a sanctuary in Florida.

  • Japan: Dolphin Hunting Season Kicks Off in Taiji Amid Worldwide Criticism

    The dolphin hunting season has officially started in the town of Taiji, north-west of Japan. The whale hunting season, also started on Monday, will last until April.  The announcement came on the same day as animal rights advocates in Japan planned to mark Japan Dolphin Day and demonstrate against the hunting season which, according to the protesters, is not part of the tradition of Japanese ...



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