“There are many frightened babies with their mothers. This is not tradition, this is not culture; this is cruelty, this is torture.”
More than 200 dolphins were recently sequestered into a tiny cove near Taiji, Japan, where the community’s infamous annual dolphin slaughter is set to take place in a matter of days.
Dolphins are one of the most well-known and beloved marine animals, which explains why they are prominently featured in zoos, aquariums, and other venues offering animal-based entertainment. Though the popularity of dolphins is based on their intelligence, playful antics, and capacity for making connections with humans, this popularity has spawned a dark side that has exposed some of nature’s most lively creatures to the worst of human behavior. The dolphins that people have come…
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