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International team to tackle world zoo & aquarium organization

Gland - An international team of dolphin advocates opposed to the Taiji dolphin drives will gather at the headquarters of the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums (WAZA) this week, to discuss the exclusion of one of its members.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 12 comments

Op-Ed: WAZA overlooks JAZA members in condemning dolphin drives

In response to international outrage over the dolphin drives in Taiji, Japan, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) issued a strong statement condemning the drive hunts. But they completely overlooked the main culprit — JAZA.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 1 comment

Japanese groups pressure WAZA to act against dolphin drives

Three Japanese conservation groups are placing pressure on the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to take action and ask the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA), to comply with the WAZA Code of Ethics.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Loving dolphins to death Special

Dolphins suffer in captivity. These highly intelligent and self-aware creatures cannot be humanely kept in captivity. Therefore, a change in thinking in dealing with them is urgently required.
Digital Journal Report by Sasha Abdolmajid - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Sochi to display captured orcas during Winter Olympic Games

Sochi - As the Russian city of Sochi gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, two killer whales recently captured from the wild in the Russian Far East will debut in Sochi for the Olympic Games along with a dolphin torchbearer.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Groups chide IMATA over statement on the Taiji dolphin drives Special

Chicago - The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, could have been the perfect opportunity for the organization to condemn the Taiji dolphin drives. Instead say critics, IMATA appeared to endorse them.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Is NatGeo sponsoring company that purchases Taiji dolphins?

Doha - A new temporary lease dolphin show run by Ukrainian company NEMO or Nerum LLC, is opening in Qatar. According to the show, National Geographic is sponsoring their endeavors, despite NEMO's import of dolphins captured in the Taiji dolphin drives.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 8 comments

Annual quota set as dolphin drive season poised to begin in Taiji

Taiji - In just a few hours, the Japanese dolphin drive season will officially begin in Taiji. The annual quota allocated by the Fisheries Union has also been established. It's set at more than 2,000 dolphins.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 5 comments
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This was the scene at Taiji Cove earlier today as some dolphins were released. It has been a neverending horror story...
Dec 17, 2012 by Rose Dixon
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