• Kyodo


Fishermen in Ito, a traditional dolphin-hunting town in Shizuoka Prefecture, are seeking to counter charges of animal cruelty by offering to kill the mammals up to 20 times faster.

According to the Ito municipal fishing cooperative, a dolphin usually takes 5 to 10 minutes to die after being offloaded at a dockside processing plant and cut open with huge knives.

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