Last Wednesday, 14 Risso dolphins were herded into the Cove in Taiji. Two juveniles were taken for captivity to Dolphin Resort and Taiji Whale Museum. The other 12 were slaughtered for human consumption. The meat was quickly sold at the Taiji Fisherman's Union and sold to local buyers. Apparently they don't have enough Mercury poisoning in their diets yet.
Thursday 20-21 more Risso dolphins were brought in. Once again, two were taken for captivity while the others were slaughtered.
On Saturday 32-34 Striped dolphins were slaughtered in the cove, one run over by a skiff as it tried to escape.
As if it's not bad enough that these animals are captured and killed, the suffering they endure in the process is unbearable and not even close to humane.
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