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Swim with Dolphins, Then Eat Them? If Taiji’s Marine Park Happens, Tourists Could Do Both

This article first appeared at TakePart.com On a memorable episode of The Simpsons, Homer, Marge and the kids head to “Marine World,” where a P.A. system announcement is heard: “Folks, we’re heating up the lobster tank, so hurry on over … Continue reading

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One Japanese Protester’s Fight Against the Cove Slaughter

First Published at TakePart.com The whale and dolphin drive in Taiji is now in its fourth week and protests have been staged around the world, including in Japan. But the annual slaughter has always received far more media attention and public … Continue reading

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Dolphin Buyers Change Cove’s Calendar to Distance Selves from Taiji Slaughter

From www.takepart.com  In Taiji, Japan, dolphin buyers hide behind separate ‘herding exercises’ for live captures. Critics call it a PR move that doesn’t exonerate financial support of the slaughter. In recent years, the dolphin drives that corral hundreds of animals … Continue reading

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Slaughter Set to Begin Anew at THE COVE

From TakePart.com      It’s that wretched time of year again. The killing season opens Sunday, September 1 in Taiji, heralding a six-month orgy of mass terror, suffering, kidnapping, bloodshed and slaughter inflicted upon hapless pods of whales and dolphins unlucky enough … Continue reading

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Dolphins Know Each Others’ “Names” – Are They Too Smart for Captivity?

This article first appeared at www.takepart.com If you were a dolphin, what would your name be? It may sound like a pointless question from a Barbara Walters Oscar-night special, but it’s actually a serious line of inquiry explored by scientists. … Continue reading

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