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Terrified Dolphin Throws Himself At Man's Feet To Escape Hunters


Sept 13, 2015

Terrified Dolphin Throws Himself At Man's Feet To Escape Hunters...

full story: https://www.thedodo.com/taiji-japan-dolphin-hunt-1342986325.html

Taiji, Japan, is a bloodbath once again — and a heartbreaking video captures the final moments of the hunt's first victims.

Ric O'Barry, founder of The Dolphin Project and star of the 2009 film "The Cove," was in Japan to witness the first days of the Taiji dolphin hunt on Friday. And an encounter he had with one of the victims left even a veteran like him shaken.

In the video, a panicked family of Risso's dolphins is shown swimming frantically around a tiny sea pen, having been herded from the deeper waters into the makeshift slaughterhouse. They swim up and down the enclosure, tangling themselves in the netted walls as they seek to escape — a few swim beneath the nets but end up on the side close to shore instead of the open ocean.


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