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U.S. ambassador “deeply concerned” about Japanese dolphin hunt
TOKYO Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:54pm EST
Jan 20 (Reuters) – In an unusual move, U.S. ambassador toJapan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern over the traditional dolphin hunt in western Japan, where local fisherman corral dolphins in a secluded bay before killing many for meat.
“(I am) deeply concerned by inhumanness of drive hunt dolphin killing,” Kennedy tweeted at the weekend, adding that the U.S. government opposes drive hunt fishing.
Every year the fishermen of Taiji – a small fishing town in Japan’s Wakayama prefecture – drive hundreds of dolphins into a cove, select some for sale to marine parks, release some back into the sea and kill the rest for meat.
Sea Shepherd, one of several animal protection groups that monitor fishermen in Taiji, said on Monday that more than 200 dolphins have been rounded up into the secluded bay by the shore off Taiji.
The organization is streaming live footage of Taiji’s cove, showing fishermen on several fishing boats rounding up the dolphins inside the bay. The dolphins are cordoned off by large fishing nets.
Taiji shot to global infamy after the 2009 release of “The Cove,” which was directed by former National Geographic photographer Louis Psihoyos. The film followed eco-activists who struggle with Japanese police and fishermen to gain access to the location of the hunt.
The movie met with fierce opposition in Japan from groups saying it was “anti-Japanese” and an affront to traditional culture.
Japan has long maintained that killing dolphins is not banned under any international treaty and that the animals are not endangered, adding that dolphins need to be culled to protect fishing grounds. (Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Michael Perry)
At Taiji cove in Japan, fisherman have founded up a group of 250 bottlenose dolphins that are now at the center of an international controversy.
Watson claims some of the mammals will be spared death and instead sold into captivity. He says the selection process begins today.
“The dolphins face a violent and stressful captive selection process. Babies and mothers will be torn from each other’s sides as some are taken for captivity, some are killed and others are driven out to sea to fend for themselves,” Watson said.
Perhaps most valuable in this round-up is a rare albino calf.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy tweeted her condemnation, saying she was “deeply concerned by the inhumane-ness of drive hunt dolphin killing.”The Japanese defend the dolphin killing as a local custom. It was the subject of a2009 documentary “The Cove,” which won an Oscar.
Watson, whose opponents describe him as an “eco-terrorist,” has been confrontational on other encounters to prevent mass slaughter of sea life in the past. This time, he says an appeal to the public is the only way to stop the killing.
tonight, and Caroline Kennedy making headlines this evening after a tweet she sent out. She, of course, is the ambassador to Japan now and clearly not in favor of what’s now happening to hundreds of dolphins rounded up in Japan. Here’s ABC’s aditi Roy now.
Reporter: These dolphins are at the heart of an international controversy. Pitting western conservationists U. s.
Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy now weighing in, tweeting she is, quote, deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. More than 250 bottle-nosed dolphins including this rare albino dolphin were lured into a cove off the Japanese coast. According to the sea shepherd conservation society, which is tracking the dolphin roundup, two have already died and 40 have been taken into captivity.
They’ve been held for 72 hours. That’s a lot of trauma, a lot of stress. They’re not being fed.
And today most likely they will kill them. Reporter: The 2009 documentary “The cove” brought international
This…(http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/19/national/kennedy-tweets-concern-over-taiji-dolphin-hunt/#.UtxqSxAo7q5) is no doubt because of us….I tweeted her like 3 times testing that new tweet sheet thingy I made up on the SAN site…lol…oops….
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Update #9 Breaking News – Baby Albino Dolphin & 250 dolphins captured in Taiji Japan
Today 5 separate pods of dolphins have been driven into the infamous bloodstained Taiji Cove in Japan.
Right now they await their fate.
Included in the 250 dolphins is an extremely rare BABY ALBINO bottlenosed dolphin. This will likely be torn from it’s mother prematurely and sold to a marine park for MILLIONS. The others will be slaughtered, selected for captivity or if they are not suitable, driven back out to sea, weak & traumatized.
Can this exploitation & brutality really be allowed to happen in the HOST NATION of the 2020 Olympic Games?
This is not honorable, tradition or culture and is no longer acceptable in a modern society.
The international community is watching this disgraceful act and demanding the immediate release of ALL of these dolphins.
What can you do?
Please contact any media contacts and ask them to pick up on this story.
And finally, please continue to share this petition.!!
Many thanks for your continued support!
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