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Taiji sets up cultural links with Faroese town

Taiji, the Japanese coastal town where the notorious dolphin drive hunts take place, announced on Wednesday that it has established cultural links with Klaksvik, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands. Those cultural links include the fact that Klaksvik is also a location where drive hunts take place, primarily targeting pilot whales.

In a news conference the Taiji mayor announced he had visited the Faroes and his counterpart in Klaksvik would likely make a recipricol visit later this year.

While all the whales targeted in the Faroese hunts are killed, many dolphins captured in Taiji are instead sold to marine parks around the world to live a life confined in captivity.

In 2015, the Scottish town of Wick cut ties with Klaksvik over its continued whaling activities.

Find out more about dolphin hunts.


George Berry

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.