SOURCE ET SUITE
LES AQUARIUMS JAPONAIS DE WAZA ONT DECIDE DE NE PLUS DETENIR LES DAUPHINS CAPTURES A TAIJI
DEViolent scenes of dolphins trapped by nets and thrashing in blood-red water have horrified caring people in Japan and around the world for years. The annual 'hunt' each September to March in the small Japanese coastal town of Taiji inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary in The Cove — and united tens of thousands of people in calling for an end to the cruelty.
Our friends at Australia for Dolphins
decided to employ a fresh strategy in this long-running fight by
heading to court in Switzerland earlier this year. They set out to hold
to account the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums (WAZA) for
failing to stop its Japanese member association (JAZA) from sourcing
dolphins from the Taiji hunt. WAZA's own code of ethics prohibits
capturing animals through 'drive hunting', which is what happens at
WAZA aquariums in Japan agreed to no longer source dolphins captured in the Taiji hunt.