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Animal Rights

We Remember Barry Horne

Peter Hughes of the University of Sunderland cites Horne’s campaign as an example of how promoting an animal rights perspective created a paradigm shift in the UK toward seeing dolphins as “individual actors” who should be viewed in the wild if tourists want to interact with them. As a result, Hughes writes, there are now no captive dolphins in the UK....

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Week Four to Six in Taiji

Within an hour, they had driven the innocent family of 11 Risso’s dolphins into the cove and trapped them inside their nets. One unfortunate family member, paralyzed with fear and exhaustion, drowned before being taken to the killing beach. ...

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Week Three in Taiji

A pod of approximately 75-80 dolphins bottlenose dolphins that – moments earlier – was swimming free in the open ocean, has been captured in Taiji, Japan. The dolphins were quickly spotted, and soon after, pushed and netted into the cove. Four nets, three close to the shore and one further offshore were strung, to ensure the dolphins did not attempt to escape....