Sept 13, 2015
Terrified Dolphin Throws Himself At Man's Feet To Escape Hunters...
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
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.