Quote Of Today II—Many Dolphins From The Japanese Drive Hunt In Taiji Go To China

In Japan, some 50 aquariums keep around 600 dolphins and take many of the Taiji dolphins, with business also coming from many aquariums abroad. And with growing demand for dolphins from China, which already has 35 aquariums displaying dolphins, the sale of live dolphins from the Taiji drive hunt is lucrative business.—National Geographic

Photo: Reuters

Photo of fishermen hunting bottlenose dolphins with boats and nets.

9 thoughts on “Quote Of Today II—Many Dolphins From The Japanese Drive Hunt In Taiji Go To China

  1. Unfortunately I think they can do it ” lawfully” according to UNCLOS, if the cetaceans are in the Japan’s EEZ. Small cetaceans also are not regulated through IWC.

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