Mafia delegates Japanese dolphin catches - Dolphin ransom failed

"To witness the dolphin hunts, the selection process for the aquariums and the slaughter of the remaining family members was the worst thing I ever had to cope with in my life. These situations are indescribable. You can not intervene nor help.

“If you are not strong enough such experiences can break you.".

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Barbaric cruelty to dolphins Japan tried to hide: Secret film captures use of spikes to stem blood - and cover up savage toll

They thrash and bleed while their mates swim through the blood to try to rescue them. That will stop the dolphins swimming away but then they’re just going to bleed to death and drown. I can see there’s going to be less blood about because the fishermen are plugging the holes. But that’s just a cosmetic way of concealing an atrocious and unacceptable act. Dolphins are beautiful, intelligent and sentient animals and they will know what is happening.

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A Veterinary and Behavioral Analysis of Dolphin Killing Methods Currently Used in the “Drive Hunt” in Taiji, Japan

Our veterinary and behavioral analysis of video documentation of this method indicates that it does not immediately lead to death and that the time to death data provided in the description of the method, based on termination of breathing and movement, is not supported by the available video data. The method employed causes damage to the vertebral blood vessels and the vascular rete from insertion of the rod that will lead to significant hemorrhage, but this alone would not produce a rapid death in a large mammal of this type. The method induces paraplegia (paralysis of the body) and death through trauma and gradual blood loss. This killing method does not conform to the recognized requirement for “immediate insensibility” and would not be tolerated or permitted in any regulated slaughterhouse process in the developed world.

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Seaworld's Collaboration in the Wild Caught Industry, leading right back to Taiji.

Starting in the early 80s SeaWorld, which had developed a business relationship, and a professional relationship with the Kamogawa Seaworld in Japan, had learned that it might be possible to enter into a business arrangement with the Iki Island fishermen who had largely phased out the drive fisheries because of the negative worldwide publicity in the late 70s, to start selectively driving dolphins including False killer whales into shallow water where SeaWorld, and other oceanaria including Marine World, could select the beautiful few...and then allow the fishermen to slaughter the remaining whales.

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Japan's dolphin hunts

It’s hard to imagine the terror of dolphins captured in Taiji, Japan. Even the babies are ripped from their mothers’ sides, and attacked with metal rods.

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