Tag Archives: Taiji Dolphins

Potential End of Dolphin-Hunting Season And Taiji Whale Ranch

With the exception of the slaughter of pilot whales, dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan may be over for the season (Save Japan Dolphins). Don’t start cheering, yet; our work isn’t over. The slaughter will resume next September. But there is … Continue reading

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Killing Taiji Dolphins is Anything But Painless

Approximately 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales are slaughtered each year in Taiji, Japan. Beginning on September 1, the hunting season runs through the end of March of the following year. Hidden from the public, these animals are mercilessly stabbed, … Continue reading

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The Captive Industry

“It is not the job of these animals to sacrifice their freedom just to please us by performing.” [A Fall From Freedom] Captivity is a popular, yet controversial topic to debate these days. Activists argue that marine parks exploit the … Continue reading

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Surfing for Thought: Minds in the Water

As our world progresses in technology and communication, it is pretty unbelievable that awareness of such cruel and barbaric acts as the dolphin killings in Taiji have not spread to most of the U.S., if not the world! Especially one … Continue reading

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If Our Oceans Die, We Die

Many whale populations have been reduced to less than 10% of their original size. We are currently in a period of major extinction. More species will have become extinct between 2000 and 2065, than have gone extinct in the last … Continue reading

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Animal Freedom Day (July 23-24, 2011)

I finally found the time to update my blog! With spring quarter at UCLA coming to a close in a couple of weeks, I’ve been extremely busy. There are still no updates on how dolphins and whales are faring in … Continue reading

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