Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Dolphins killed in Japan's Taiji cove

Dolphins trapped in Taiji Cove in central Japan were killed on Tuesday (January 21). Fishermen using nets and boat engines led the dolphins to an area, which was hidden from public view. Blood seeped into the sea. Activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society denouncing the hunt said around 250 dolphins were trapped, with more than 50 selected for aquariums. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY ACTIVIST, MELISSA SEHGAL, SAYING: "A metal rod was stabbed into their spinal cord, where they were left to bleed out, suffocate and die. After a traumatic four days held captive in the killing cove, they experienced violent captive selection, being separated from their family, and then eventually were killed today." Sea Shepherd says the slaughters occur almost daily for six months. Japan has defended the dolphin hunt, saying it is a traditional industry and is carried out legally.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter