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Dolphins Slaughtered

  1. 1. BLOG ABOUT US TAKE ACTION PRESS ROOM DONATE STORE DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY IN TAIJI September 3, 2013 byMark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins By Tim Burns Cove Monitor Save Japan Dolphins Earth Island Institute Today the hunting boats left Taiji harbor, but due to bad weather returned early. The hunters transferred six dolphins from the harbor pens to Dolphin Base, a captive facility in Taiji that trains wild dolphins, by boat/sling. A crane hoisted the dolphins into the upper tanks. This also included a juvenile (only his pectoral fins could be seen, as he was too small for his tail to stick out) and another young dolphin. The other four were adults. One of our videographers, Melissa Thompson Esaia, shot footage of the transfer today: Major bummer. This video can’t be played with your current setup. Please switch to a browser that provides native H.264 support BLOG|Dolphins inCaptivity inTaiji CONTACT Follow us on BLOG BLOG CATEGORIES All entries (417) Taiji - Cove (281) Indonesia Dolphin Protection (11) Solomon Islands (15) Trade in Live Dolphins (138) Mercury(30) Whales (29) CaptivityIndustry(184) BLOG ARCHIVES September 2013 (4) August 2013 (5) July2013 (4) June 2013 (1) May2013 (3) April 2013 (4) March 2013 (4) February2013 (9) January2013 (9) December 2012 (5) November 2012 (13) October 2012 (15) RECENT POSTS Dolphins in Captivityin Taiji Video of Japan Dolphins Dayin Taiji Japan Report On the Beach in Taiji On the Beach in Taiji Sept 1 Japan Report AMessage for Ric from Phoenix Report from Japan Flash Mob Rocks Tokyo Report from Japan Matt Sorum Rocks Tokyo Stand with RicAt the Cove! Beluga Import Permit DENIED! Back to Taiji Japan –ASummer Inspection converted by
  2. 2. Transfer to Dolphin Base - September 4th, 2013 from Melissa Thompson Esaia on Vimeo. Two of our volunteer Cove Monitors, Karla Sanjur Campo and Jeremy Raphael, took some photos of the dolphins being "sorted" in the Cove yesterday, in the harbor pens today, and sunset at the Cove. This would be a beautiful place if the dolphin killers were not present. Yesterday, dolphin hunters in the Cove in Taiji "sorted" out bottlenose dolphins for captivity. The rest of pod will be released, in a very strange deal between the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Taiji dolphin hunters, in which no bottlenose dolphins are killed in the first month of the hunting season, to try to separate the captures for captivity from the slaughter. Of course, other species are fair game, and the bottlenose dolphins only have a short reprieve until the end of the month. WAZAshould be ashamed for this clumsy deal. Photo by Jeremy Raphael. Just one of the many floating pens in Taiji harbor where captured wild dolphins are turned into performing clowns for the public. Photo by Karla Sanjur Campo. converted by
  3. 3. Share | Keep in touch with the action by following our blogs, Facebook Page, and Twitter. If you can help our Campaign with a donation, go to our CloudRise page for Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project. Video by Melissa Thompson Esaia. Photos by Karla Sanjur Campo and Jeremy Raphael. ©EARTHISLANDINSTITUTE2013 SITEDESIGN: WHITESHIRTDESIGN converted by