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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?s Tale? Aquarium Scraps Plans to Make Its Stars Perform

    Florida?s Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to the tailless dolphin star Winter, appears to be returning to its original mission of ?rescue, rehabilitation, and release,? canceling plans to host dolphin shows in a brand-new stadium. Clearwater Aquarium chief executive David Yates made the announcement earlier this week when discussing plans for the facility?s multimillion-dollar expansion in ...

  • '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 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.

  • 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 2" Los Angeles World Premiere Sunday, September 7, 2014

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  • Japan: Taiji dolphin hunting season sparks protests

    Once again Taiji?s dolphin hunters are readying their nets and sharpening their steel rods for a season of capturing and killing. Pods of dolphins will be corralled into Japan?s most infamous cove, where they will be selected either for sale or slaughter.



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