This morning 10/26/2010 in the town with a really big secret, Taiji Japan dolphin hunters spent hours chasing and then capturing 2 separate pods (families) of dolphins and then drove them into the Taiji Cove. They use loud noises and 12 boats with Mitzubishi powered engines to terrorize the dolphins during the chase. It has been reported that from 30-50 dolphins are awaiting their fate. Dolphin trainers from around the world travel to Taiji to select the most desireable dolphins who will be shipped out to dolphinariums to spend the rest of their lives in captivity and away from their families.
The others not selected will likely be brutally slaughtered, their throats slashed with knives or spears. The blue of the sea turns red with their blood and the air fills with their screams.
This massacre of dolphins goes on for 6 months every year. The butchered dolphin meat is sold for food, even though it is contaminated with mercury, and in tests has been found to have 48 times the amount of mercury that would be safe to consume, so dolphin meat is not safe for anyone to eat.
The Japanese governments issue the permits for this dolphin slaughter to continue each year, and even though the toxic dolphin meat is distributed througout Japan and mislabled, so that the Japanese people do not even know what they are eating, the real reason that the dolphin slaughter continues is not for food.
It is because the Japanese kill the dolphins as a form of "pest control." They believe that it is the dolphin's is a way for the Japanese people to keep more fish for themselves. As if overfishing were the Dolphin's fault.
With a brain larger than that of a human and chromosomes that are amazingly similar to humans according to Texas A&M, these amazing creatures are mammals and have the ability to see, feel, and understand what is happening to them as they watch their entire family be killed and then themselves are murdered.
Dolphins, according to Texas A&M Scientists share human traits like intelligence and friendliness.
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