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The Horrific Japanese Village Performs Annual Tradition Of Slaughering Dolphins Since 17th Century.

The Horrific Japanese Village Performs Annual Tradition Of Slaughering Dolphins Since 17th Century.
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Dolphins are one of the cutest and the most intelligent aquatic mammals we can find. What if  we tell you that there is a village in japan that performs the heinious act of murdering several dolphins annually.

And not just recently they have been doing this since the 17th century. This village is called Taiji, it is a coastal village. It's entire population is of of 3,500 people. They have a dolphin hunting season from September to March every year. Local fishermen are permitted by the government to hunt and nearly 2,000 dolphins. The government  claims to defend this practice by saying it is traditional practice.

while the environmentalist strictly oppose this brutal mass killing and have tried to reason with the government but yet to no avail. The locals however defend their case by saying Ithat they view dolphins and whales as a legitimate marine resource, and that the hunt, a local tradition, was integral to the town's economic survival.

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Since 1665 the Taiji community has brutally slaughered the dolpins for the purpose of trade and food.

Since 1665 the Taiji community has brutally slaughered the dolpins for the purpose of trade and food.

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they do this in an annual festival from september to march where they round up dolphins.

they do this in an annual festival from september to march where they round up dolphins.
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These dolphins around 2500 in number are either sold to aquariums around the world or brutally killed for food.

they even have a specific strategy to lure the innocent cretures.

they even have a specific strategy to lure the innocent cretures.

A selected group of local fishermen carry it out. Once a pod of dolphins is observed, they move their boats in a special position. Then, they lower the end of a steel pipe into the water and begin hitting it with mallets. The horror!!

The best ones are then sold to far away land by the locals

The best ones are then sold to far away land by the locals
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Rest suffer the fateful death.

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The bloodied water! how can these people live with such heinious crime on their conscience!

The bloodied water! how can these people live with such heinious crime on their conscience!
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This annual slaughering is gaining quite an attention in the west!

This annual slaughering is gaining quite an attention in the west!
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Hopefully some sound decisions will be taken in the favor of both the community and the dolphins.

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