Monday, January 09, 2006

Scientific Whaling and Dolphin Hunting in Japan

Greenpeace and the media do a pretty good job of focusing attention on the things that they don't like. There was another confrontation between a Japanese research ship, and a ship operated by Greenpeace.

I think it might be good for them to start shining a little more light on the way that dolphins are rounded up and killed in some fishing communities here in Japan.

It has been claimed that this practice no longer takes place. On a large scale, that may be true. However, it is possible to find individual fisherman on the beach in some areas who will sell dolphin meat to you. It's mostly kept quiet, but I seems that it's still taking place.

For more details on dolphin fishing click here, here, or here.


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