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Activists: Taiji dolphin slaughter is 'inhumane'

  • Japanese fisherman are allowed to hunt, kill dolphins from September to May
  • Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Cove’ exposed this controversial practice

Each year around this time, thousands of dolphins and whales are herded into shallow water off Taiji, Japan, and killed. It is a practice that animal activists are calling "brutal and inhumane." They are determined to spread awareness in an effort to end this slaughter.

Animal advocate Melissa Sehgal works with the animal welfare group Sea Shepherd. She has been in the infamous "cove" and joined Jane to give an update on this controversial practice.

Please visit the following sites to learn how you can help: 

Save the Dolphins

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


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