Dolphin Killing Declining in Japan | The EnvironmentaList | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

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“The mass slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, as depicted in The Cove documentary, is declining. Earth Island’s Cove Monitors – volunteers who observe and record the dolphin hunts during the entire 5-month season from September through the end of February – estimate that fewer than 800 dolphins were killed this past season. In the 2010-2011 hunt season, 1,190 dolphins were slaughtered for food. Japanese supporters tell us the market for dolphin and whale meat is collapsing due to IMMP’s educational efforts about high levels of mercury in dolphin meat.”

 

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