This Years Cove Slaughter Is Almost Over, but the Death Toll Is Steep





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    Default This Years Cove Slaughter Is Almost Over, but the Death Toll Is Steep

    To date, up to 899 dolphins have been slaughtered in Taiji, Japan, this hunting season.


    http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/03/04/taiji-2013
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    Can't we hunt a few Japo's and feed them to our lions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanatic View Post
    Can't we hunt a few Japo's and feed them to our lions?
    agreed but include the Chinas and our wildlife will never go hungry again
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    There's a dvd documentary by the name of "The Cove" that gives the story behind the whole slaughter - shocking to say the least!! Definitely worth watching to see how the guys try and expose the whole thing and how it's either just ignored or covered up
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    If it was up to the Japanese and Chinese there would be nothing but RICE.

    They're doing their best to make it so.......

    If only they could find something to do with jelly fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    If it was up to the Japanese and Chinese there would be nothing but RICE.

    They're doing their best to make it so.......

    If only they could find something to do with jelly fish
    And blackjacks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyAndy View Post
    And blackjacks!
    The ones in government?
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    A very good Chinese mate of mine did a trip to the Inhambane area of Moz with us some years back - first thing he says when we arrive at the beach is he's really glad his family from the China mainland aren't with him or they would eat everything that's crawling around the beach or swimming in the shallows. Probably would be funny if it wasn't true
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    If it was up to the Japanese and Chinese there would be nothing but RICE.

    They're doing their best to make it so.......

    If only they could find something to do with jelly fish
    are you telling me you've never had Jelly Fish Sushi?

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    Quite honestly - this is a lot like the picture of the Boks on the bakkie the other day.

    Yeah, no one likes to see blood and all the residue of slaughtering animals.

    but, we eat animals. Mammals, fish, reptile, insects, birds, the lot.

    they bleed when they die. we wear their pelts and we use various of their bits in our life - especially the pelts for car and home seats and so on. Bone for various meals and pet foods etc etc.

    I do not approve (personally) of inhumane slaughter methods or inhumane treatment of animals - and sadly, the dolphins probably had better lives than the average cow, pig or chicken that lands on YOUR plate.

    lets not discuss how 'kosher' and 'Halaal" meats are prepared.

    The Japanese (as far I gather) eat the dolphin? use the pelts? please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I do not think they are an endangered species? again , I don't know for sure, but please correct me if I am.

    I don't have issue with people eating/utilising well managed stocks of anything - so at that level I don't really see the issue.

    Yes, I like dolphins and think they are wonderful and love seeing them playing.

    I don't like the 'herding' of them into a cove and a frenzy of slashing them to death. but they are an animal, same as a cow or pig or chicken.

    but, as I say, the average cow is slaughtered in as bad or worse a fashion, and is raised under FAR worse conditions , and I don't see people getting all emotional over that...
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    A lot of the dolphins rounded up in this case are sold off to the different aquariums and places like Sea World etc - there's huge money in that BUT the rest are pretty much just slaughtered. The Japanese presented the case that it's a traditional thing for them to do but given that the dolphins have such a high level of heavy metals (mercury) poisoning in them they are actually not safe for human consumption. The Taiji town council came up with a proposal to donate the meat to the schools in the area (the kids get lunch at school) but this was turned down. Difficult to try and reason why they do it?
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