Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WHY JAPANESE DO NOT LIKE DOLPHINS

Dolphins: Massacre in Taiji (Japan).  Japanese kill dolphins, dolphins in Japan.

 
Each year, Japanese fishermen killed tens of thousands of dolphins, driving them into the bay. This is happening in Taiji cove.
For many years, the sight from animal lovers eyes welling with tears: in the Bay of Japanese coastal village of Taiji in terrible agony die hundreds of dolphins . Fishermen drive them into a trap, blocking network access to the sea. Sitting in boats, fishermen with spears, harpoons and knives hit the seething, red with the blood of the water. And always hit the target - as high density writhing bodies of the animals on the shallow coastal waters. Dolphins in a panic looking for a way to escape. But it is not.
Taiji Bay has become synonymous with the conflict of cultures. On one side are the fishermen. They justify the annual slaughter that is - an ancient ritual, and the fact that dolphins allegedly rob them catch, depriving residents of coastal livelihoods. They are opposed by environmentalists and animal welfare advocates, especially from the West. They argue that this carnage does not make sense, and fishermen are to blame for the fact that the Sea of ​​Japan is getting smaller fish. And the reason for what is happening - not in the tradition, and money.
For many years, the sight from animal lovers eyes welling with tears: in the Bay of Japanese coastal village of Taiji in terrible agony die hundreds of dolphins . Fishermen drive them into a trap, blocking network access to the sea. Sitting in boats, fishermen with spears, harpoons and knives hit the seething, red with the blood of the water. And always hit the target - as high density writhing bodies of the animals on the shallow coastal waters. Dolphins in a panic looking for a way to escape. But it is not.
Taiji Bay has become synonymous with the conflict of cultures. On one side are the fishermen. They justify the annual slaughter that is - an ancient ritual, and the fact that dolphins allegedly rob them catch, depriving residents of coastal livelihoods. They are opposed by environmentalists and animal welfare advocates, especially from the West. They argue that this carnage does not make sense, and fishermen are to blame for the fact that the Sea of ​​Japan is getting smaller fish. And the reason for what is happening - not in the tradition, and money.
And indeed, bloody orgy - quite a profitable business for the killers of dolphins and not only in the Japanese Taiji. Before dawn begins massacre, envoys from zoos around the world visiting the dolphins driven into the trap in order to replenish their livestock dolphinarium. Since dolphins do not breed in captivity, need to constantly buy new animals. According to unconfirmed reports, each copy costs 200 000 dollars. Nowhere is there such a wide choice and more convenient conditions for the acquisition of dolphins in fishing season in places like Taiji. Once salesmen select the best specimens for the remaining begins hell.
Taiji - not the only place in Japan, where dolphins are killed. According to experts, during the six-month period of catching whales off the coast of Japan destroyed more than 30 000 animals. And how many more are killed in the networks of Japanese trawlers, nobody knows for sure: every year a total of probably three times more than in the bays. The Japanese government does not pay attention to the protests of animal rights. In Taiji have become accustomed to the demonstrators from western countries: the fishermen do not let them to the place of slaughter often under threat of force.
What happens to the dead dolphins? Japan has long been saying that in dolphin meat contains mercury. This has already led to the collapse of the national market. And only in the coastal towns, many families stubbornly refuse dubious goodies, not sparing him the money. However, most of the bloody "crop" is sent to recycling: the Japanese make him dog food
January 18, 2014. About 200 dolphins were driven into a trap.






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