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vendredi 29 mai 2015

BONNES NOUVELLES POUR LES DAUPHINS DE TAIJI

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 Taiji.

WAZA aquariums in Japan agreed to no longer source dolphins captured in the Taiji hunt.