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A dolphin researcher’s heartbreak as Risso’s dolphins targeted in brutal hunt

Solitary captive dolphin Honey dies

Reports from Dolphin Project state that a bottlenose dolphin named Honey, often described as the world’s loneliest, has died at the Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium near Tokyo in Japan. Honey was taken from the wild in 2005 in one of the cruel hunts that take place each year in Taiji, Japan, where huge numbers of…

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Kill numbers emerge from latest dolphin hunt season in Taiji

Figures from the latest Taiji dolphin hunt season, which began last September, suggest that around 130 individual hunts took place with over 500 dolphins slaughtered. Every year, starting on 1st September, fishermen in the Taiji region of Japan leave the shore to kill a range of different species. Once a pod of dolphins is spotted,…

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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…

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Taiji hunters allowed to kill more whales and dolphins

Fishermen hunting whales and dolphins in Taiji, Japan have been allowed to increase the number of both melon-headed whales and rough-toothed dolphins only mid-way through the hunting season. Both species were new to the list of those allowed to be caught in the 2017 hunt but the numbers caught already have reached the initial quota…

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