From Dolphin Project

From Dolphin Project
How they kill the dolphins and small whales in Taiji-town.


1. Stab the blowhole with a spear.
2. This immobilizes them, but they don't die quickly.
3. It's difficult to stab accurately, so sometimes they must do it over and over again.
4. Quickly pull out the spear.
5. Before the blood begins to flow, insert a wooden stick into the blowhole.
6. At this point, the dolphin still struggles to escape from pain and terror.
7. The duration of the struggle depends on things like the fishermen’s skill, but there is mention on record of the prey writhing in agony for 9 minutes 20 seconds.

The fishermen in Taiji have been criticized all over the world because of the cruelty of their typical killing style.
Due to this criticism, they announced a new method which kills instantly.
But from watching the video, it doesn't seem to have improved much.

Reference video. (from 07:10)

Picture provided.

テーマ : 動物愛護
ジャンル : ペット





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