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While your children are being entertained by the “smiling” dolphins performing tricks in a tiny pool, and you’re fulfilling your dream of swimming with them, Japanese fishermen in Taiji, Japan, are setting out nets to trap entire pods of dolphins, chasing them to the point of exhaustion, cornering them in the Cove, then stabbing them with sharp spears, as they scream in pain. Still living dolphins are hauled into fishing boats using hooks, while they set off to a life of captivity, leaving behind a blood filled ocean.
Mark Palmer, Associate Director of Save Japan Dolphins will be joining me, as we talk candidly about dolphin slaughter in Japan, the part all of you play in it, and how to fight to end it. Before you spend another penny supporting the exploitation of dolphins, it is your responsibility to understand what you are supporting.
To learn more, and to read blog entries from people on the ground, please visit savejapandolphins.org.
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