Bloody Dolphin Slaughter in Japan

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Taiwanese

Lane Cove, Australia

#1 Jan 20, 2014
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/19/world/asia/...
(CNN)-- More than 200 bottlenose dolphins spent a second day penned in a cove by Japanese fishermen, U.S. conservationists said Sunday, many of them stressed and bloodied from their attempts to escape.
The dolphins will spend a third night without food or rest in Taiji Cove before the fishermen likely start to slaughter them Monday for meat, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said.
Until now, the fishermen have focused on selecting dolphins to be sold into captivity at marine parks and aquariums in Japan and overseas, the conservation group said.
Twenty-five dolphins, including a rare albino calf, were taken on Saturday "to a lifetime of imprisonment," and another 12 on Sunday, the group said. Two dolphins have died in the process.
Environmental activists have been monitoring activities in the cove in southwest Japan, which is a focal point of the Taiji community's annual dolphin hunting season.
Although the hunting of dolphins is widely condemned in the west, Japanese defend the practice as a local custom -- and say it is no different to the slaughter of other animals for meat.
Caroline Kennedy, the recently installed U.S. ambassador to Japan, tweeted that she is "deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing."
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been live-streaming video of events in the cove and posting frequent updates on Twitter.
"Many of the 200+ Bottlenose dolphins who are in still the cove are visibly bloody & injured from their attempts to escape the killers," one update Sunday said.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society described how about 40 to 60 local fishermen work with nets to divide up the pod, whose initial numbers were estimated by the group at more than 250.
"They tighten up the nets to bring each sub-group together then the skiffs push them toward the tarps. Under the tarps in the shallows is where the trainers work with the killers to select the 'prettiest' dolphins which will sell and make the best pay day for the hunters," the group said.
"But the process is brutal and stressful. Some of them die from injuries incurred during the manhandling or simply the stress."
Once the slaughter begins, it will turn the water in the cove red with blood, as documented in footage captured by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the past.
The fishermen will "kill the 'undesirable' dolphins (those with nicks and scars) under the tarps to hide from our cameras when that time comes," the group said.
Officials say criticism is biased, unfair
CNN has been unable to reach anyone at the town office for Taiji, a community of about 3,000 that juts into the Pacific Ocean, or the local fishermen's union for comment.
But local officials have reacted angrily in the past to Western criticism of what they say is a traditional practice dating back centuries.
A 2009 Oscar-nominated documentary film, "The Cove," brought the issue of dolphin hunting in Taiji to the fore with bloody scenes of dolphin slaughter.
The Wakayama Prefecture, where Taiji is, condemned the film in an online response as distorted, biased and unfair to the fishermen.
"The Taiji dolphin fishery has been a target of repeated psychological harassment and interference by aggressive foreign animal protection organizations," it said.
"Taiji dolphin fishermen are just conducting a legal fishing activity in their traditional way in full accordance with regulations and rules under the supervision of both the national and the prefectural governments. Therefore, we believe there are no reasons to criticize the Taiji dolphin fishery."
The Japanese practice of whale hunting has also put it in conflict with the views of much of the world.
Japan's fleet carries out an annual whale hunt despite a worldwide moratorium, taking advantage of a loophole in the law that permits the killing of the mammals for scientific research. Whale meat is commonly available for consumption in Japan.
AAA

UK

#2 Jan 20, 2014
Disgusting, should throw those fishermen and right wing politicians and military into that cove. Let them get a taste of the blood.
Ainu Abe shinzo mirolyuba

Central District, Hong Kong

#3 Jan 20, 2014
the westerner not protest the blood sea

they should protest here

where is surrey canada mirolyuba the hypocrites
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#4 Jan 20, 2014
Ainu Abe shinzo mirolyuba wrote:
the westerner not protest the blood sea
they should protest here
where is surrey canada mirolyuba the hypocrites
I am indeed against the slaughter of these marine mammals. I am actually concerned and active in environmental issues. I have met Watson and Suzuki, and others.

But why on earth do YOU insist that I address it in a CHINA FORUM, except of course to yourself cynically USE IT use it to hide the crimes of your CCP masters that are actual CHINA topics?

Yes, there is a stinking hypocrite here, but it is not me!

Try again, CCP clown!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#6 Jan 21, 2014
Taiwanese wrote:
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01 /19/world/asia/japan-dolphin-h unt/
(CNN)-- More than 200 bottlenose dolphins spent a second day penned in a cove by Japanese fishermen, U.S. conservationists said Sunday, many of them stressed and bloodied from their attempts to escape.
The dolphins will spend a third night without food or rest in Taiji Cove before the fishermen likely start to slaughter them Monday for meat, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said.
Until now, the fishermen have focused on selecting dolphins to be sold into captivity at marine parks and aquariums in Japan and overseas, the conservation group said.
Twenty-five dolphins, including a rare albino calf, were taken on Saturday "to a lifetime of imprisonment," and another 12 on Sunday, the group said. Two dolphins have died in the process.
Environmental activists have been monitoring activities in the cove in southwest Japan, which is a focal point of the Taiji community's annual dolphin hunting season.
Although the hunting of dolphins is widely condemned in the west, Japanese defend the practice as a local custom -- and say it is no different to the slaughter of other animals for meat.
Caroline Kennedy, the recently installed U.S. ambassador to Japan, tweeted that she is "deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing."
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been live-streaming video of events in the cove and posting frequent updates on Twitter.
"Many of the 200+ Bottlenose dolphins who are in still the cove are visibly bloody & injured from their attempts to escape the killers," one update Sunday said.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society described how about 40 to 60 local fishermen work with nets to divide up the pod, whose initial numbers were estimated by the group at more than 250.
"They tighten up the nets to bring each sub-group together then the skiffs push them toward the tarps. Under the tarps in the shallows is where the trainers work with the killers to select the 'prettiest' dolphins which will sell and make the best pay day for the hunters," the group said.
"But the process is brutal and stressful. Some of them die from injuries incurred during the manhandling or simply the stress."
Once the slaughter begins, it will turn the water in the cove red with blood, as documented in footage captured by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the past.
The fishermen will "kill the 'undesirable' dolphins (those with nicks and scars) under the tarps to hide from our cameras when that time comes," the group said.
Officials say criticism is biased, unfair
CNN has been unable to reach anyone at the town office for Taiji, a community of about 3,000 that juts into the Pacific Ocean, or the local fishermen's union for comment.
But local officials have reacted angrily in the past to Western criticism of what they say is a traditional practice dating back centuries.
A 2009 Oscar-nominated documentary film, "The Cove," brought the issue of dolphin hunting in Taiji to the fore with bloody scenes of dolphin slaughter.
Japan's fleet carries out an annual whale hunt despite a worldwide moratorium, taking advantage of a loophole in the law that permits the killing of the mammals for scientific research. Whale meat is commonly available for consumption in Japan.
You asians are fcuking scary, who the hell kills cute creatures like dolphins on purpose? Rhinos I can understand they ugly as ass, but dolphins, asiatic bears and pandas.........what is wrong with you whole lot? Chinese, Japanese and whatever.
BARBARIANS

New York, NY

#7 Jan 21, 2014
BlueVoice.org Documents Brutal Slaughter of Dolphins in Japan and the Tie to the Dolphin Captivity Industry

Beginning in October each year a small number of fishermen in villages such as Taiji, Japan begin to hunt dolphins. The hunt continues through the end of February for dolphins and continues through April for small whales.

More than twenty thousand dolphins are killed each year in Japan - a process sanctioned by the Japanese government. Approximately 18,000 Dall's porpoise are killed in the waters of northern Japan for meat. Over 2,000 dolphins are killed in the cove at Hatajiri Bay in Taiji for meat and to provide dolphins for aquariums and swim-with programs. Fishermen drive the dolphins into the bay, separate the number contracted by dolphin buyers, then butcher the rest in a manner brutal beyond description.

Killing dolphins for meat is not only an outrageous act, the high level of toxins in dolphin meat makes it dangerous for human consumption. And, from a monetary standpoint, the profits on the sale of dolphin meat are often marginal. But the increase in demand for live dolphins, captured and shipped to aquariums and swim-with programs, has created a huge incentive for fishermen to step-up the dolphin drives which result in so may brutal deaths.

BlueVoice executive director Hardy Jones, often accompanied by board member and marine conservationist Larry Curtis and Japanese environmentalist Sakae Hemmi, has worked to end this killing for more than twenty years. There has been much success. Now only one village regularly hunts dolphins --Taiji. We monitor other villages to make certain hunting does not begin again.
Taiwanese

Lane Cove, Australia

#8 Jan 21, 2014


See how cruel japanese are towards dolphins.

Worst than animals.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#9 Jan 21, 2014


http://www.youtube.com/watch...

See how cruel the Chinese Communist Party is towards the Chinese people.

Worse than animals.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#10 Jan 21, 2014


See how cruel the Chinese Communist Party is towards Chinese citizens.

Worse than animals.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#11 Jan 21, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

See how cruel the Chinese Communist Party is towards Chinese citizens.

Worse than animals.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#12 Jan 21, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

See how cruel the Chinese Communist Party is towards Chinese citizens.

Worse than animals.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#13 Jan 21, 2014
Taiwanese wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6cby4nwkamIXX
See how cruel japanese are towards dolphins.
Worst than animals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

See how cruel the Chinese Communist Party is towards Chinese citizens.

Worse than animals.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#14 Jan 21, 2014
Please excuse the multiple posts, but these frightened, witless, CCP losers are AFRAID to reply but try to flag my posts as objectionable in a typical, and of course typically failed, CCP scam!

Topix reviews them and I am vindicated, of course!

The CCP hide in the toilet, of course!
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#15 Jan 21, 2014
AAA wrote:
Disgusting, should throw those fishermen and right wing politicians and military into that cove. Let them get a taste of the blood.
And what should be done with the mass-murderers of the Chinese Communist Party dictatorship?

Or do you oppose the slaughter of dolphins, but APPROVE OF the slaughter of Chinese citizens?
mark

Wedel, Germany

#16 Jan 21, 2014
HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMI, FUKUSHIMA..
What next ???

They still think the Sunrise is their God.

LOL
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#17 Jan 22, 2014
mark wrote:
HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMI, FUKUSHIMA..
What next ???
They still think the Sunrise is their God.
LOL
The Great Leap into Famine, the insane Cultural Revolution, the Tiannanmen Square Massacre....

What next?

They still think the rotting corpse of the mass-murderer Mao is their god.
LOL
AAA

UK

#18 Jan 22, 2014
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE wrote:
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And what should be done with the mass-murderers of the Chinese Communist Party dictatorship?
Or do you oppose the slaughter of dolphins, but APPROVE OF the slaughter of Chinese citizens?
No, I am just indifferent to Chinese citizens, first the dolphins are more cute and secondly Mao is dead and his pass doings are your domestic affairs. China has to sort out it own problems. But for the case of dolphins, they don't hold Japanese passport so Japs can't be allowed to do another massacre on international community.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#19 Jan 22, 2014
AAA wrote:
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No, I am just indifferent to Chinese citizens, first the dolphins are more cute and secondly Mao is dead and his pass doings are your domestic affairs. China has to sort out it own problems. But for the case of dolphins, they don't hold Japanese passport so Japs can't be allowed to do another massacre on international community.
I see. You just don't give a damn about China, or how many unpunished mass-murderers walk the streets freely there. Ok.
AAA

London, UK

#20 Jan 22, 2014
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE wrote:
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I see. You just don't give a damn about China, or how many unpunished mass-murderers walk the streets freely there. Ok.
I care more about China moving forward into the future and I only see young people in China eager to get educated and make money, no mass murderer. Gang of 4 and Mao are all dead, move on. If you are talking about Hu, then I guess China has already made the judgement that it was the price of stability and prosperity. Really, it is not for us to judge, China is a great ancient civilization, it can handle its own affairs. External interference is not constructive.
CCP Slaughter PEOPLE

Surrey, Canada

#21 Jan 22, 2014
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>
I care more about China moving forward into the future and I only see young people in China eager to get educated and make money, no mass murderer. Gang of 4 and Mao are all dead, move on. If you are talking about Hu, then I guess China has already made the judgement that it was the price of stability and prosperity. Really, it is not for us to judge, China is a great ancient civilization, it can handle its own affairs. External interference is not constructive.
"Moving forward into the future"???? "Stability" from a dictatorship RIGHT NOW in factional battles and conducting a bloody purge?????
Get real!
Today we read about how the CCP has moved maybe as much as FOUR TRILLION USD in loot overseas, and you blather on about how nobody in China cares about what is going on in China?
And you endorse the Chinese Communist Party mass-murders of past decades, as well as the gulag right now, where as the UN put it, "torture of Chinese citizens is widespread and routine", because those VERY SAME CRIMINALS are now in charge of the dictatorship, and pretending they are not is all you really CAN do.
"It is not for us to judge", you say, but WHY is that? Because you are too weak to do so, or allied to the unpunished criminals of the CCP?
I think it IS for us, and all mankind to judge such matters or we become accomplices in the crimes, like you are doing.
So Mussolini made the trains run on time and Hitler put people back to work, so you must feel that mass-murdering Fascists are just swell too, eh?
Then you end with the Standard Chinese Communist Party Line of "stop interfering in CCP China's internal affairs".....and stupidly and insanely seem to think IGNORING the CCP CRIMES IS somehow "constructive"!!!!!
Is that because it HELPS the CCP hide past crimes and commit new ones?
YEAH! "Constructive" If you WORK FOR THE CCP,eh!
You are quite obviously a CCP stooge.
You just don't give a damn about Dolphins, or how many are slaughtered, but you are just doing your Communist Party work of attacking Japan, the "foreign enemy" of the moment, and shielding the CCP from all comment or criticism.
Ok, all the Wu Mao Dang are paid to do that.

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