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, ...

Popular pig rodeo in Shikoku comes to an end

Aug 14, 2016

Popular pig rodeo in Shikoku comes to an end

Would-be buckaroos took part in their last pig rodeo in Seiyo, Ehime Prefecture, Saturday after organizers of the long-held festival decided to shut it down following criticism it was a form of animal abuse. The festival, held almost every year for the past 25 ...

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 ...