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Japanese drive hunts

Stop the slaughter!

- Bryan Adams

Every year in Japan over 20,000 dolphins, porpoises and small whales are killed in coastal hunts.

The annual drive hunt season alone (which runs from September to March), sees the slaughter of thousands of cetaceans, making Japanese fishermen responsible for the direct killing of the largest number of dolphins anywhere in the world. These hunts are sustained by marine parks which pay large amounts of money for live dolphins to re-stock their facilities.

What happens during the drive hunts?
Why do drive
hunts occur?

Annual Worldwide Dolphin Day Protests

Every year, many organisations and concerned public around the world gather together outside Japanese Embassies to peacefully show their concern over the annual slaughter of dolphins, small whales and popoises in the Japanese drive hunts.

Images: © MC / Elsa Nature Conservancy / O'Barry / Sea Shepherd

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