Japan Aquariums Refuse Dolphins from Annual Taiji Hunt

By lunaradmin - May 21, 2015      

Every year hunters descend in the town of Taiji in the Wakayama Prefecture in Japan.  They are allowed to kill hundreds of dolphins which are mostly used for their meat but a small portion are used for live sales to aquariums all over the globe, stated by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

A month ago, the WAZA suspended the membership of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) for violating the code of ethics on animal welfare.  The JAZA has taken dolphins from Taiji drive fisheries before.  The chairman of the JAZA had issued a letter to the WAZA thanking WAZA for their patience on the issue.  All JAZA members are banned from taking dolphins from the Taiji hunt and aiding in their export and sale. 

Hundreds of dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji every year.


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