Japan, Taiji: Genocide of another species

The hunt for dolphins and other small whale species begins again off Japan’s coasts. In the run-up to the drive hunt, which lasts from September to March, measures were taken against possible protests in the whaling town of Taiji, where most of the dolphins are caught.

The animals are cornered by several fishing boats in driven hunts. The fishermen hit metal pipes that protrude into the water to frighten the dolphins. The dolphins try to escape this noise and flee to nearby bays.

There they are encircled – and their traders can choose the most beautiful and strongest animals for dolphin shows.

Dolphins that are not selected for the dolphinariums are easy prey for fishermen. They are brutally slaughtered with harpoons, spears, or knives.

A live dolphin is worth up to $ 150,000, one dead 600 dollars.

According to local media, emergency services trained to intercept small boats.
Drones were also banned in this year. The police set up a temporary guard for the duration of the hunt.

In the picturesque lagoon near the small whaling town of Taiji around 700 kilometers south of Tokyo, animal trainers sort out the most beautiful specimens on behalf of dolphinariums at home and abroad.

Animal rights activists call prices of up to $ 150,000 each. Then a brutal slaughter begins.

Fishermen drag the wildly wriggling animals, which were not sorted out for sale, in three or four groups, hanging on the side of motorboats, into a neighboring lagoon – while doing turning maneuvers they drive over the captured dolphins.

Others are slaughtered with spears, hooks, and knives in the bay, which is closed to the public.

These gruesome scenes repeat themselves year after year between September and March.

“This is exactly why you have to be on-site with a small team around the clock for the entire six months of the dolphin hunting season. The level of extreme cruelty literally cries out to be made public.

This must by no means be hidden from the public, especially not from Japanese consumers”, says the founder and director of the Dolphin Project, Ric O’Barry.

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/09/04/japan-taiji-genocide-of-another-species/


And I mean … The hunt for whales and dolphins does not play a role in feeding the Japanese population, is condemned worldwide, and is certainly not economical.

Why is Japan still doing this? The Japanese government’s answer is that whaling is an ancient part of Japanese culture, that fishermen have been catching whales for centuries, and that Japan will never allow foreigners to tell its people what they can and cannot eat – and so Japan continues to slaughter Whales and dolphins.

If the government of Japan recognizes some insane dolphin butchers as the cultural bearers of the country, then one wonders who is running the country.

If you can be enthusiastic and enjoy how innocent and utterly defenseless animals suffer and are tortured to death in such a way, you are no more than a wretched monster and have in no way earned anything like your own human rights.

Let alone the right to call such a massacre” culture”!!

If we consider that radioactive water and toxic waste from Fukushima are dumped in the ocean, then Japan should rather try to get the disaster of Fukushima under control and not give lectures on culture.

Maybe the Japanese fishermen can deal with Facebook and other social media despite their mental limitations, then they will see what a little bunch they are still and how one thinks about their so-called culture in the world.

My best regards to all, Venus


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