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Op-Ed: From the Faroese perspective – the pilot whale hunt Special

Cooperation rather than confrontation – in this way, whale defenders and the Faroese might jointly contribute to an accelerated end to the pilot whale hunt. Here are some local points of view on it.

Op-Ed: When will the pilot whale hunt end in the Faroe Islands? Special

The pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands will end in the not too distant future. In this the Faroese are mostly in agreement, even many of those who are pro-whaling. But until that happens, whale advocates will need to be patient.

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.

Sea Shepherd removes arrested German national from Taiji Campaign

Taiji - On October 8, Taiji police arrested 26-year-old German national Nils Greskewitz for causing damage to a statue in the small fishing village. Sea Shepherd under a 2003 agreement with Japan, have removed him from their campaign.

Pilot whales, first species killed in Taiji Cove

Taiji - Two days after driving a pod of 24-26 pilot whales into Taiji Cove, Japan, 21-23 whales have been slaughtered. Three of the marine mammals were taken into captivity.

The Cove star returns to Taiji to oppose dolphin killing

Berkeley - September 1 marks the official start of the dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan. Every year, Ric O’Barry and his Dolphin Project team visit the cove to raise awareness over the forthcoming hunt and remember the thousands of dolphins already killed.

'Activists sometimes feel alone' but not at the NYC dolphin event Special

New York - The Taiji dolphin drive season in Japan is just weeks away, and over 80 cities around the world are planning an event for Japan Dolphins Day 2012. One of those cities is New York, NY.

Some people in Japan don't take mercury contamination seriously Special

Tsukuba - Sakae Hemmi of Elsa Nature Conservancy in Japan, discusses the toxicity of dolphins and why the Japanese government, despite tests to the contrary, insists the meat is safe to consume. Elsa also reveals the number of dolphins captured and sold abroad.

'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: Sea Shepherd: Cove Guardians under attack in Taiji, Japan

Taiji - In a bizarre chain of events, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is reporting five cove guardians in Taiji, Japan, were attacked by Japanese nationalists.

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: Arrested Sea Shepherd member stands trial, 'visibly thinner'

Wakayama - The trial of Sea Shepherd cove guardian, Edwin Vermeulen, arrested last December in Taiji, Japan, for allegedly pushing a dolphin trainer, began on Jan. 26, with the Dutch national making his first appearance in court.

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.
 

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There is also a large contingent of WAZA members in the United States.
There is also a large contingent of WAZA members in the United States.
WAZA membership map
Pantropical spotted dolphin. A pod numbering 98 dolphins were slaughtered in the cove on Sunday.
Pantropical spotted dolphin. A pod numbering 98 dolphins were slaughtered in the cove on Sunday.
NOAA
August 2014 - Clyde River  Nunavut (Canada) celebrates the harvest of a bowhead whale. The pregnant ...
August 2014 - Clyde River, Nunavut (Canada) celebrates the harvest of a bowhead whale. The pregnant whale took almost two painful hours to die.
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A young Japanese activist protests the Taiji dolphin drives in the cove. On the other side of the ne...
A young Japanese activist protests the Taiji dolphin drives in the cove. On the other side of the net, is a newly-captured pod of bottlenose dolphins.
Melissa Thompson Esaia/Video stillshot
Tórshavn is the capital city of the Faroe Islands. Located in the southern part of Streymoy Island ...
Tórshavn is the capital city of the Faroe Islands. Located in the southern part of Streymoy Island, the town has about 13,000 inhabitants (2008), the greater urban area 19,000.
Ingi Sørensen
The aim of the Faroese website is to give the pilot whales an identity and a voice: grindabod.fo
The aim of the Faroese website is to give the pilot whales an identity and a voice: grindabod.fo
Rory Moore
Diver with pilot whale bone  off Morkranes  south west of Eysturoy Island.
Diver with pilot whale bone, off Morkranes, south west of Eysturoy Island.
Ingi Sørensen
The cove in Taiji  Japan after a dolphin slaughter.
The cove in Taiji, Japan after a dolphin slaughter.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
196 pilot whales killed in one hunt in Vagur  8th August 2012.
196 pilot whales killed in one hunt in Vagur, 8th August 2012.
portal.fo
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.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Stunning beauty. The Faroes are perfect for ecotourism  with breathtaking landscapes and – yes –...
Stunning beauty. The Faroes are perfect for ecotourism, with breathtaking landscapes and – yes – a potential to see whales and dolphins at sea, among birds and other marine wildlife.
Impression of the stunning Faroe Islands taken from a helicopter  August 2014.
Impression of the stunning Faroe Islands taken from a helicopter, August 2014.
Ingi Sørensen
An armada of high-powered motor yachts and boats chasing pilot whales.
An armada of high-powered motor yachts and boats chasing pilot whales.
Vágaportalurin
Hunted pilot whales. Photo was taken on June 5  2012 in the Bay of Sandur.
Hunted pilot whales. Photo was taken on June 5, 2012 in the Bay of Sandur.
Leah Lemieux
Pilot whale hunt dates back to the beginning of the Norse settlement of the Faroes c. 1200 years ago...
Pilot whale hunt dates back to the beginning of the Norse settlement of the Faroes c. 1200 years ago.
Screenshot from the book “Pilot Whaling in the Faroe Islands” by Jóan Pauli Joensen.