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Credits: Ric O'Barry Dolphin Project

Taiji shows more cruelty with a small pod of Risso’s dolphins

An unfortunate family pod of 6 Risso’s dolphins was swimming along the coast of Taiji at the wrong time today.

Intercepted by the dolphin hunters and forced into the Cove after a long struggle.

The dolphins were then manhandled and pushed under the tarps where trainers and hunters worked side by side determining each dolphin’s fate.

Four were slaughtered, their suffering is over and two were taken for captivity. For those two, the suffering is just beginning.

Please spread awareness about the suffering captive dolphins endure and the connection to the dolphin slaughters in Taiji.

Be a voice for the voiceless: TAKE ACTION

Source: Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project

 

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