A group of dolphin advocates held a funeral procession
through the streets of Washington DC for the dolphins and whales killed in ‘The Cove’ in Taiji, Japan. Kevin Starbard, who participated in the procession, told HLN, “The procession went from the DuPont metro station to the Japanese embassy. When we got to the embassy, one of our volunteers went inside to tell them we wanted to deliver the coffin and bloodied dolphins to them. Of course, they declined our offer.” This was similar to an event held in December in New Zealand.
The protesters want to bring attention to the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan. Each year thousands of dolphins are herded into ‘The Cove’ in Taiji, where many are taken into captivity or slaughtered. According to Sea Shepherd
, this year more than 800 dolphins were killed and 164 were taken captive during the hunt.