Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

| Oct 22, 2016

Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

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It’s not often a documentary is made in response to another documentary, but this year two movies have addressed the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove,” which was about the capture and killing of wild dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. First-time filmmaker Keiko Yagi’s “Behind ...

Season's first dolphins killed in annual hunt

Sep 10, 2016

Season's first dolphins killed in annual hunt

Japanese fishermen on Friday killed the first dolphins of the season in a controversial annual hunt that has attracted global attention after it was featured in the Oscar-winning 2009 documentary “The Cove.” Fishermen from the town of Taiji, in Wakayama Prefecture, caught 20 dolphins, ...

Mar 23, 2016

U.S. expands tougher 'dolphin-safe' rules around the world

The United States, facing sanctions for discriminating against Mexican tuna imports, is expanding tougher rules for labeling tuna “dolphin-safe” on the rest of the world instead of easing up on Mexico. Last fall, the World Trade Organization ruled that the United States was unfairly ...

Mie University aims to develop dolphin-breeding technology

Mar 10, 2016

Mie University aims to develop dolphin-breeding technology

Mie University plans to set up a facility to develop viable dolphin-breeding technology in fiscal 2016 in a move that could help aquariums secure stable supplies of the mammal, it was learned Thursday. It will be the first Japanese university to have such a ...

Japan's unofficial rebuttal to 'The Cove'

Feb 10, 2016

Japan's unofficial rebuttal to 'The Cove'

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For the past few weeks I’ve been having flashbacks of a video that a vegan acquaintance posted on Facebook. Shot on a hidden camera, it depicted hundreds of fluffy male chicks getting conveyed into an industrial grinder, their punishment for being deemed surplus to ...

Japan deports 'The Cove' dolphin activist

Feb 5, 2016

Japan deports 'The Cove' dolphin activist

U.S. animal rights activist Ric O’Barry, detained for nearly three weeks after being denied entry to Japan, has been deported from the country, his supporters said Friday. The star of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” about dolphin killing in a town of Taiji, “has ...