JAZA holds annual meeting, with dolphin hunt on the agenda

National 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 120 ...

Japan aquariums vote to stop using dolphins from Taiji

National May 20, 2015

Japan aquariums vote to stop using dolphins from Taiji

by Tomoko Otake

The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums announced Wednesday that it will ban its members from buying dolphins caught off the town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, amid protests from activists and pressure from a global industry body to stop the practice. JAZA reached the decision ...