I want to shed some light on a gruesome matter.
For years, numerous dolphins have been captured off the coast of Taiji, Japan. Fisherman use “drive fishing” techniques to coral dolphins towards the shore. This requires the fisherman to make loud banging sounds that cause the dolphins to panic. They then trap the dolphins in by surrounding them with nets.
Some dolphins are seperated from their kin and sold to marine-themed parks around the world, such as Sea World, while the others are brutally slaughtered with knives and spears and are allowed to bleed out for six minutes or more. The slaughtered dolphins are sold for their meat. Not only is this inhumane, but dolphin meat also contains extremely high levels of mercury, making it unsafe for human consumption.
The Japanese government has sheltered the people from knowing about this multi-million dollar industry. Despite the horror, the International Whaling Committee(IWC) does NOT have any policies to protect these dolphins.
Although numbers of deaths have decreased since the exposé documentary, “The Cove”, the hunts still continue using the same barbaric techniques.
I urge you to learn more about this topic and to please spread awareness of this.
Petition to the IWC: