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Op-Ed: How I relate to the dolphin and whale killers in Taiji, Japan

I have taken part in the killing of approximately 156,000 pigs. It is not something I am proud of, but it is something in my past I cannot change. To say I can remember each pig's face as they looked at me would be a lie.

Op-Ed: Filmmaker who documents Taiji dolphin drives detained in Osaka

Osaka - BBC filmmaker and personal friend Martyn Stewart has been detained at Kansai Airport in Osaka on his way to document the dolphin drives that take place in Taiji, Japan. Stewart, known for his powerful filming, is being accused of eco-terrorism.

TopFinds: Inside the Taiji dolphin massacre, mini Ice Age coming?

What you need to know about the recent dolphin killings in Taiji, Japan. Is a mini Ice Age on the way? Cadbury wants to block Nestlé from trademarking the shape of KitKat bars. Learn more in this week's TopFinds.

Fishermen kill 30 more dolphins in Taiji

Tokyo - Fishermen in the small Japanese town of Taiji killed more than two dozen striped dolphins on Thursday, campaigners said, as global outrage over the slaughter grows.

Japan dolphin hunt goes on after slaughter: campaigners

Tokyo - Japanese fishermen were out at sea attempting to trap more dolphins on Wednesday, campaigners said, after the bloody slaughter of dozens of the animals the previous day was hidden from view behind screens.

Japan defends dolphin hunt as slaughter ends in Taiji cove

Taiji - The Japanese government on Monday defended the island nation's highly controversial yearly dolphin slaughter as "traditional," "appropriate" and "a right" as the annual corralling, killing and capturing of hundreds of bottlenose dolphins came to an end.

Ric O'Barry: Taiji dolphin drive hunts are not a tradition

Taiji - Ric O'Barry, star of The Cove movie, is refuting the Japanese Government's allegations that dolphin drive hunts are a part of Japanese tradition.

Powerful Japanese activist response to dolphin drive in Taiji

Taiji - It was both a tragic and inspirational start to the dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan. As a pod of between 40-60 bottlenose dolphins were pushed into the cove, Japanese activists made history of their own.

Third annual Positive Change for Taiji going Gangnam Style

Miami - For the past three years, the annual Positive Change for Taiji event has raised awareness for the plight of dolphins outside of the Consulate General of Japan in Miami. This year will incorporate a parody of Psy's, Oppa Gangnam Style.

TopFinds: Sandy ravages U.S. east coast, Taiji's dolphin crisis

Hurricane Sandy devastates several U.S. states, plunging millions into darkness. Why is Canada battling marriage fraud? The latest on the Taiji, Japan dolphin killings, as publicized by the film The Cove. These are the top stories on Digital Journal.

Op-Ed: Tensions heat up in Taiji

Taiji - The story of the annual slaughter of dolphins and whales in the town of Taiji, Japan, brought to the world stage by the documentary The Cove, continues to circulate among animal rights activists and environmentalists as tensions reach a climax.

Activist grandmother continues to fight for the dolphins Special

Washington - Digital Journal first caught up with grandma activist Barbara Napoles last January. Still actively campaigning for the welfare of dolphins, Napoles will deliver several petitions to Washington D.C. next week.

'Not all Taiji people are pro-dolphin hunting' – Sakae Hemmi Special

Tsukuba - Sakae Hemmi of Elsa Nature Conservancy in Japan talks about the struggle to educate Japanese citizens on the toxicity of dolphin meat and describes how tackling the dolphin drives from within her country, with a carefully balanced approach.

Op-Ed: Almost 100 pantropical spotted dolphins slaughtered in the cove

Taiji - Taiji's cove witnessed a bloodbath last night after 98 dolphins were driven in from the ocean and slaughtered. The massacre occurred on the tail end of the annual dolphin drive season, expected to cease Feb. 28.

Op-Ed: Jailed dolphin activist ordered released but prosecutors disagree

Wakayama - The judge in the trial of Sea Shepherd activist Erwin Vermeulen arrested in Taiji, Japan, last December for an alleged pushing incident, has ordered him released. But prosecutors continue to push their case, demanding a hearing in a higher court.

Review: 'When Dolphins Cry' — the fight to end Japan's dolphin slaughter

"When Dolphins Cry" documents the more than 30-year fight by a group of dedicated international conservationists, to end the brutal slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

Op-Ed: Year end review — 425 dolphins taken in Taiji, Japan, so far

Taiji - Although the start of the dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan was delayed by Typhoon Talas, midway through the season 425 dolphins have been driven into the cove.

Bottlenose dolphins await their fate in Taiji cove

Taiji - Dolphin activists are sending out direct appeals to Japan and Japanese embassies, begging Taiji to spare a pod of bottlenose dolphins driven into the cove last night.

Op-Ed: Cove guardians raided by police after brutal dolphin slaughter

Taiji - Two days after arresting Dutch citizen Erwin Vermeulen, Wakayama police stormed the hotel where Sea Shepherd cove guardians and a Save Japan Dolphins monitor is staying. What is going on?

Cove guardian for Sea Shepherd arrested in Taiji, Japan

Erwin Vermeulen, a Dutch national and cove guardian for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been arrested in Taiji, Japan.

Famous NY building and Taiji's infamous cove both turn red

As the Empire State Building in NY glowed red to highlight the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, the killing in Taiji's cove continued unabated.
 

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The Empire State Building lights up the NY skyline in red for the Taiji dolphins.
The Empire State Building lights up the NY skyline in red for the Taiji dolphins.
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The bloody waters of the cove after a dolphin slaughter.
The bloody waters of the cove after a dolphin slaughter.
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Striped dolphins slaughtered in Taiji s cove are transported to the butcher house.
Striped dolphins slaughtered in Taiji's cove are transported to the butcher house.
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