The commercial truth behind Taiji's fig leaf lie of 'tradition'

You may have seen some of the extensive media coverage in recent weeks of Japan’s infamous drive hunts in Taiji after some 250 bottlenose dolphins were driven into the infamous cove to be captured for aquaria or slaughtered for food, with the remnants of the fractured pod later driven back out to sea. .

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Proof from Taiji - Its not Tradition, its not Culture, its about Captives

As for the officials of Taiji, Mayor Sangen wanted to build a new meat factory, Mihara is building a dolphin broker platform with China, and Sogimori doesn't want anyone to not be fishing as then they won't be paying into his bankrupt union. It has nothing to do with Tradition, Culture, or even the Japanese people, it is a few bullies who try to keep people quiet to line their own pockets, from the top to the bottom. In the meantime, the dolphins can't speak out but we can and do, and will continue until the injustice stops once and for all.

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VOMITING THEIR ORGANS in fear after being captured as part of cruel Japanese tradition

The sickening process was laid bare in a 2009 Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, which showed dolphins being slaughtered with knives and spears for their meat.

Many are also heavily drugged before being sold and shipped in small coffin-like containers to marine parks all over the world. Liz Cater, who took the photographs, said: "This was not the only dolphin captured to be vomiting from the stress".

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The Cove

The Cove is a 2009 documentary that exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year.

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