Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

Jul 4, 2015

Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban

The Japanese aquarium association has announced that members can be expelled for acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts. The penalty, which was announced Friday, is part of new punitive measures the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums will introduce for breaking its recent ban ...

A media circus surrounds Japan's animal acts

| May 30, 2015

A media circus surrounds Japan's animal acts

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The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums has voted to stop buying dolphins captured during drive hunts conducted by fishermen in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. For the past decade, the town has received a great deal of negative publicity because of its dolphin slaughter, and ...

No aquariums quit industry body over ban on Taiji dolphins

May 29, 2015

No aquariums quit industry body over ban on Taiji dolphins

The industry body that represents Japanese aquariums and zoos ended its two-day general meeting Friday with some members expressing dissatisfaction with its recent ban on acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts, but there were no resignations over the issue. The Japanese Association of Zoos ...

JAZA holds annual meeting, with dolphin hunt on the agenda

May 28, 2015

JAZA holds annual meeting, with dolphin hunt on the agenda

The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums started its two-day annual general meeting on Thursday, where its member bodies were expected to hear more about the association’s recent decision to ban the acquisition of dolphins from a controversial drive hunt. The heads of about ...