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Lawsuit slapped on Taiji town government on behalf of dolphins

Taiji - Angel, a young female albino dolphin being held at the Taiji Whale Museum in Japan, has sparked the first ever lawsuit for dolphins against the government of Taiji.

Filmmakers of 'The Cove' respond to SeaWorld's ads

After SeaWorld bought defensive full-page ads in major US newspapers last week, criticism of the marine park chain is intensifying. The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), producers of the movie The Cove, fired another shot for advocacy yesterday.

Person throws kitten out of car window at dolphin event Special

Charlotte - In a sickening and senseless act, a person drove past a Japan Dolphins Day event in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in what appears to be a 'just for kicks,' moment, launched a kitten out of his car window.

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.

Eco-race car driver Leilani Münter to join AZ dolphin activists

Tempe - She might be small but this former photo double and stunt driver for Catherine Zeta-Jones is a feisty activist. Leilani Münter, an ARCA Racing Series driver will be joining event hosts in Tempe, Arizona, for Japan Dolphins Day.

Sydney Australia is going to the mall for Taiji dolphins Special

Sydney - Four hosts will be going to Sydney's busiest mall on August 31 to spread awareness for the upcoming Taiji dolphin drives. Set to commence on Sept. 1, the dolphin hunt season runs for six months.

Op-Ed: Dolphins driven into Cove heading to highest numbers in four yrs

Taiji - The number of dolphins driven into the Cove in Taiji, Japan topped 1,209 animals yesterday. Taiji town is on track to surpass figures from the previous three seasons.

Bloodshed continues as more dolphin pods are killed in the Cove

Taiji - There have been several days of bloodshed in Taiji's infamous Cove as Risso's, striped and Pacific white-sided dolphins were driven in and slaughtered. Warning: Graphic images.

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.

Activist group issues open letter to IMATA and marine trainers

Social media activist group 'Save Misty the Dolphin' (SMTD), is urging the International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) and its members, to take a stand against the Taiji dolphin drives.

Op-Ed: Call to action issued for 200-300 bottlenose held in Taiji Cove

Taiji - One day after driving in and slaughtering 55-65 striped dolphins, fishermen in Taiji, Japan, drove between 200-300 bottlenose dolphins into the cove. Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians are asking for your help to save them.

Op-Ed: Bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales await fate in Taiji Cove

Taiji - Two pods of cetaceans are awaiting their fate after being driven into Taiji cove last night. A pod of pilot whales and a pod of bottlenose dolphins were netted in two separate drives.

Op-Ed: Taiji fishermen clamp down as more Risso's dolphins are killed

Taiji - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Cove Guardians are reporting that Taiji fishermen in Japan employed further techniques last night in an attempt to cover up the slaughter of yet another pod of Risso's dolphins. Warning: Graphic images.

Op-Ed: The aftermath of a cetacean drive reveals true stress of capture

Taiji - A recent drive in Taiji, Japan, drove a pod of 18 Risso's dolphins into the cove. Two were kept for captivity, 14 were killed, and two young -- one still showing birth folds, were dumped back at sea. Without maternal support, the act was a death sentence.

Op-Ed: Risso's dolphins killed in The Cove as Sea Shepherd streams live

Taiji - After a record 20 straight days of no dolphin killing in Taiji, Japan, a pod of Risso's dolphin were driven into the Cove last night. The majority of the pod was slaughtered as Sea Shepherd Conservation Society streamed the entire hunt live.

Op-Ed: Third pod of pilot whales driven into Taiji Cove

Taiji - Another pod of 20-25 pilot whales were driven into Taiji's Cove last night. Sources who witnessed the drive, said whales caught between typhoon-churned swells and fishermen's boats threw themselves onto rocks in an attempt to escape.

Captive pilot whale dies in Taiji as 80-100 more driven into Cove

Taiji - An ailing pilot whale captured with her calf in a drive hunt in Taiji several days ago has died. Meanwhile, for the past two days, a large mixed pod of 80-100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphin await their fate in the Cove.

Activist: 'We will be peaceful but loud' for Japan Dolphins Day Special

It may sound like an oxymoron, but Sueann Phillips-Beaty knows what she means, as do the hundreds of global dolphin advocates who will host peaceful rallies on Aug. 31 and Sep. 1 for Japan Dolphins Day 2012.

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SSCS Cove Guardians also captured this other bizarre image of fishermen standing on the dolphins to ...
SSCS Cove Guardians also captured this other bizarre image of fishermen standing on the dolphins to keep them underwater and out of the view of the camera.
Image courtesy SSCS Cove Guardians
Fishermen in skiffs use their motors to drive the pod of Risso s into the cove.
Fishermen in skiffs use their motors to drive the pod of Risso's into the cove.
Image courtesy SSCS Cove Guardians
 Trainers  vets along with killers in dive suits  were seen  medicating an ill White-Sided dolphin  ...
"Trainers, vets along with killers in dive suits" were seen "medicating an ill White-Sided dolphin," Cove Guardians said. After "hours treating the dolphin ... it eventually died." Two other Pacific dolphins were held back, "to prevent them from going near their dying family member," they added.
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This dead Risso s dolphin drowned in the net as it attempted to escape being slaughtered.
This dead Risso's dolphin drowned in the net as it attempted to escape being slaughtered.
Image courtesy SSCS Cove Guardians

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