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Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Oct 22, 2016

Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

by Philip Brasor

It's not often a documentary is made in response to another documentary, but this year two movies have addressed the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," which was about the capture and killing of wild dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. First-time filmmaker Keiko Yagi's "Behind ...

Japan's unofficial rebuttal to 'The Cove'

Film / Reviews Feb 10, 2016

Japan's unofficial rebuttal to 'The Cove'

by James Hadfield

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 ...

Dolphin activist Ric O'Barry ordered to leave Japan

National 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 detained ...

Threatening letter sent to museum demands halt to dolphin hunt

National 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 anger) ...