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 ...

Dolphin activist Ric O'Barry ordered to leave Japan

Jan 22, 2016

Dolphin activist Ric O'Barry ordered to leave Japan

U.S. animal rights activist Ric O’Barry, star of “The Cove,” an Oscar-winning documentary about the fishing village of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, where dolphins are trapped and hacked to death, has been ordered to leave Japan. O’Barry, the former dolphin trainer for the “Flipper” TV series, was ...

Jan 19, 2016

Ric O'Barry, opponent of Japanese dolphin hunt, detained at Narita

Ric O’Barry, a prominent advocate for ending the dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, was detained Tuesday by immigration authorities at Narita International Airport. O’Barry, who was featured prominently in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” about the Taiji hunt, was barred entry when immigration ...

Nov 1, 2015

Pro-whaling activists hold rally in Taiji

Some 50 nationalists have staged a rally in the whaling town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, to counter the anti-whaling campaign by the conservation group Sea Shepherd. The demonstration Saturday came weeks after the small town — thrust into the global spotlight by the Oscar-winning ...

Threatening letter sent to museum demands halt to dolphin hunt

Oct 22, 2015

Threatening letter sent to museum demands halt to dolphin hunt

A threatening letter has been sent to a whale museum in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, demanding that local fishermen halt controversial drive hunts of dolphins, police said Thursday. The letter, handwritten in Japanese, said, “Stop drive hunts of dolphins now!” and “I cannot contain (my ...

Season's first dolphins killed in annual Taiji hunt

Sep 12, 2015

Season's first dolphins killed in annual Taiji hunt

Local fishermen on Friday killed the first dolphins of the season in a controversial annual hunt that attracted global attention after it was featured in the Oscar-winning 2009 documentary “The Cove.” An official with the local fishing union in the small town of Taiji ...

Season's first dolphin hunt in Taiji ends unsuccessfully

Sep 3, 2015

Season's first dolphin hunt in Taiji ends unsuccessfully

Fishing boats in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, set sail for the first dolphin drive hunt of the season Thursday morning, as some 15 foreign activists staged protests around the town’s harbor facility. The hunt, which was delayed for two days due to bad weather, saw ...