How can I help the dolphins in Taiji?

How can I help the dolphins in Taiji?

End The Senseless Slaughter In Taiji

  1. Sign Petitions. Sign our petitions to help end Taiji’s brutal dolphin hunts.
  3. Spread Awareness. STAY INFORMED AND UP TO DATE.
  4. Contact The Authorities. Help us get the word out!

Why were they killing dolphins in Taiji?

The official reason Japan has given for the annual hunt is to use the dolphins for meat, but Dolphin Project says there are other reasons as well. “From the fishermen’s perspective, the dolphins eat too much fish, and the fishermen are simply killing the competition…

How many dolphins are killed in Taiji every year?

In the cove at Taiji in Japan, some of the dolphins rounded up are selected for use in dolphin shows but many die of shock before they make it to waiting transport. Japanese ‘drive hunts’ kill nearly 20,000 dolphins, porpoises and small whales every year.

Is Japan still killing dolphins 2021?

The Japanese town of Taiji’s controversial dolphin hunt is now in its ninth day, and fishermen have caught at least seven bottlenose dolphins so far in a hunting season expected to last until March 2022.

How much is a trained dolphin worth?

A live trained dolphin caught in Taiji is worth as much as $150,000 or more on the world market.

Do dolphins taste good?

Cooked dolphin meat has a flavor very similar to beef liver. Dolphin meat is high in mercury, and may pose a health danger to humans when consumed. Ringed seals were once the main food staple for the Inuit. They are still an important food source for the people of Nunavut and are also hunted and eaten in Alaska.

What country kills the most dolphins?

By far, the world’s largest kill of dolphins and small whales is in Peru, where up to 15,000 dolphins are killed annually to be used as bait in shark fisheries.

Are Japanese still whaling?

On July 1st 2019, Japan resumed commercial whaling after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). In 2021, Japanese whaling vessels hunted a self-allocated a quota of 171 minke whales, 187 Bryde’s whales and 25 sei whales.

Will Japan stop whaling?

On 26 December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC – the body that regulates whaling) in order to officially resume commercial whaling operations in Japanese waters.