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The dolphin slaughter in Japan has begun...

Discussion in 'Marine Life & Ecosystems' started by cdreamer, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

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    A group of 15 Risso's dolphins and pilot whales are the first to die in Taiji.
    There have been several groups herded into the cove since start of the killing season,
    but of these many were picked for the aquarium trade and the rest were let go.
    I think it is important for people to know where these dolphins are going and who is
    ultimately responsible for these killing drives. The answer may surprise you.:(


    Where do the Captured Taiji Dolphins Go? - Sea Shepherd
     
  2. lock_washer

    lock_washer Contributor

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    I think it would be more productive of Paul Watson, and the Sea Shepherds Society to head down to New Zealand right now and help out with the pilot whale strandings down there.

    Dozens of whales die in second New Zealand mass beaching this month | Mail Online

    Out of 80 pilot whales that stranded, they are struggling to save the last 24 that are still alive. This is in a remote part of New Zealand, and they are struggling for people, and resources to help.

    Lock Washer
     
  3. cmburch

    cmburch Solo Diver

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    A co-worker mentioned the movie "The Cove". Got it from the local library. A real eye opener.
     
  4. Boozegood

    Boozegood Registered

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    Why hasn't the ALF or ARM done something aggressive about this situation?
     
  5. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

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    Pete Bethune was there.
     
  6. lock_washer

    lock_washer Contributor

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    That's good to hear. My understanding is that the Sea Shepherd Society has washed their hands of him. But the people in New Zealand managed to return 14 pilot whales back into the the wild.

    Lock Washer
     
  7. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  8. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

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  9. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

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    We just watched The Cove last night. Very well done for this type of documentary. Very eye opening and sobering.
    The movie is on Netflixs instant streaming for those who want to see it.
     
  10. lock_washer

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