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.

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

  1. Gator Woman says:

    The monsters will one day meet their KARMA.

  2. narhvalur says:

    Monsters indeed and I do hope you’re right!

  3. What right do they have to take a free-living creature from its natural home, assume ownership and sell it! I truly hope they, and the buyers, get all they deserve one day.

  4. Reblogged this on Mungai and the Goa Constrictor and commented:
    Who gave them the right to take a free-living creature from its natural environment, ASSUME OWNERSHIP and sell it!

  5. narhvalur says:

    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.

  6. narhvalur says:

    Thanks again!

  7. narhvalur says:

    Don’t know about CITES regulations re Bottlenose Dolphins, are they on Appendix I?

  8. They are listed on Appendix II – so some restrictions do apply

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