Annual Japanese dolphin slaughter
Monday, November 20, 2006
It could only happen in Japan (or perhaps Canada).
Every year, fishermen herd thousands of dolphins into shallow coves and slaughter them with knives and clubs. And the Japanese government pays for it.
An online statement was released today condemning the act, which has been taking place for centuries. The website, actfordolphins.org, says the cull is 'inhumane,' and claims the dolphins are then 'processed and used as pet food or fertilizer'.
The protest, run by leading marine biologists and animal rights protesters, calls on the Japanese government to stop issuing permits for the killing of dolphins. But for the 16,000 slaughtered already this year, it's too late.
Dolphins and whales beware, Japan ain't the best place to take a holiday.
posted by Blamerbell @ 5:27 pm,