Monday, February 7, 2011

Dolphin Bloodbath in Japan

Remember when officials said the dolphins were killed humanely after 2009 Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" told how 2,000 were killed every year in Taiji, Japan?

Fishermen claimed that piercing the animals' spinal cord with a sharp spike killed them instantly.

But this disturbing video which was shot using cameras hidden on cliffs overlooking the waters tells a different story.

The fishermen are seen driving a spike into the dolphins before ramming a wooden plug in the wound to stop all the blood from turning the ocean waters red.

Then they drown the dolphin by tying their fins and pushing them underwater.

Ric O'Barry, 71, who trained TV dolphin Flipper and filmaker who made The Cove, said: "The dolphins thrash in agony for minutes. It is beyond cruel. We knew it was a lie, but couldn't prove it until now."

We have no problem with fishing,in fact we go fishing often, and we understand the Japanese defends these killings for food as a tradition.
But we are disturbed with the methods of cruelty destroying these dolphins.

The video is not pleasant, but here's the link if you want to WATCH.