Dolphin-Killing Season Ends Early in Taiji
Mar 6, 2014 — Dolphin-Killing Season Ends Early in Taiji
This year, cove fishermen killed 834 dolphins. An additional 164 were taken captive, destined for marine parks.
David Kirby has been a professional journalist for 25 years. His third book, 'Death at Seaworld,' was published in 2012.
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The long, bloody killing season in Taiji, Japan, is finally over. The hunt ended this week, earlier than usual, with a record-low number of dolphins killed in the cove amid intensive opposition from celebrities, activists, and the U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Just after the Times’ editorial ran, a group of marquee celebrities, spearheaded by music mogul Russell Simmons, penned a letter urging President Obama not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until Japan bans the slaughter and capture of dolphins in Taiji.