Blog: Trade in Live Dolphins
In Almerimar, Spain, the local grassroots volunteer group PROMAR is successfully raising a young striped dolphin, Marcos, to be released back into the sea, despite many looming roadblocks.
In Tokyo, our volunteeer Cove Monitor Hans Peter Roth reports on an Anti-fur Demonstration organized and led by Japanese activists.
Sadly, many striped dolphins died today in the Cove, as reported by our volunteer Cove Monitor, Ruth Williams.
The Georgia Aquarium wants to import eighteen belguas caught in the wild, but almost half the belugas kept in the aquariums supporting the permit have died in captivity.
Our Japanese Cove Monitor Sakura tells us about the rounding up of bottlenose dolphins in Taijji, apparently just for captivity.
Last week, when Ric was in the Philippines, he conducted an investigation of a so-called dolphin rehabilitation center.
The dolphin hunters of Taiji have changed their game this year, making it hard for our volunteer Cove Monitors to keep up with them. Becca Jurczak reports on the capture of bottlenose dolphins.
Ric O'Barry is in Tokyo for a special mission, but in Taiji, the first successful hunt of the season brings pilot whales to the Cove. Three are kept for captivity; the rest are slaughtered.