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Hackers shut down government website following latest dolphin slaughter

Hackers shut down government website following latest dolphin slaughter

The international ‘hacktivist’ group, Anonymous, which targets the internet sites of governments and other organisations, has attacked and briefly shut down the Japanese government website for Wakayama Prefecture, where Taiji Cove is located – the site of the brutal dolphin drive hunts. Taiji is now infamous for these hunts, where local fisherman round up dolphins…

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Pressure grows on dolphin hunts as German Minister speaks out

Just a day after the U.S. and U.K. Governments’ statements condemning the latest dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, the German Federal Agriculture Minister has also stepped forward with a statement condemning the hunts. Hans-Peter Friedrichs stated that the most recent pictures and reports from the Taiji drive hunts were “outrageous and shocking” and “Dolphins have to be…

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White Alright?

Only a few days ago, a young white bottlenose dolphin was brutally ripped apart from her family by dolphin fishermen in Taiji, destined for a life in captivity. Although every whale, dolphin and porpoise is special and deserves to live a life free from pain and suffering, when something “different” comes along, it’s only human…

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Brutal hunt in Japan traps 250 dolphins in cove

Fishermen have herded over 250 bottlenose dolphins into a small cove in Taiji, Japan today, where they will be held until the brutal process of selection for the aquarium industry begins shortly. One of the pod that may also have been captured could be an extremely rare young albino bottlenose dolphin that is known to…

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The Grind Season Continues in the Faroe Islands

Another pilot whale ‘grind’ has occurred on November 1 in Hvannasund on the Island of Vidoy where 85 pilot whales were killed. This is the first hunt of the season that has taken place in the killing bay of Hvannasund. The largest hunt of pilot whales occurred on July 30th in Fuglafjordur, Esturoy where an…

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First slaughter of the season in Taiji, Japan

Following the capture of approximately 30 bottlenose dolphins for use captivity shows and aquaria, the first slaughter of the new Japanese hunt season has taken place with 18 pilot whales being butchered for their meat on September 12th.  Dolphin drive hunts, also known as the ‘drive fisheries,’ occur annually from September through April of each…

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