Do the Japanese have a right to harvest dolphins?

Daryl 2011/02/07 20:17:53
Related Topics: Dolphins, dolphin, Japanese
The Europeans are upset at the Japanese again.

This time for harvesting dolphins.

The headline is a dramatic 'Dolphin bloodbath exposed':

europeans japanese harvesting dolphins headline dramatic dolphin bloodbath exposed

FISHERMEN use tarpaulins in a bid to cover up the slaughter of dolphins - as secret filming exposes their horrific killing methods.

Officials had claimed the mammals were destroyed humanely after 2009 Oscar-winning documentary The Cove told how 2,000 were killed every year in Taiji, Japan."

Read More: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3394803/...

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  • Daryl 2011/02/07 20:18:38
    I have never eaten dolphin but it is none of my business what animals the Japanese choose to fish.

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  • Michelle 2014/04/13 03:15:02
    They are taking the animals off a migratory route, hence they will keep going until the animals are endangered worldwide. I don't think they should have a right to take these beautiful animals away from the rest of the world, most of which adores them.
  • kiki 2011/09/14 20:46:16
    No way. The Japanese no right to harvest dolphins. A dolphin every once in a while, sure but a bloddbath which makes the area complete red as blood, no. no way. Dolphins are like humans. They have feelings just like us. If they hide hunting dolphins, then they know that what they are doing wrong.
  • Huỳnh Hằng Nga 2011/06/03 03:56:52
    Huỳnh Hằng Nga
    They are someone :(
  • KrazyArchyGurl 2011/03/06 06:29:27
  • Cloaked_In_Darkness 2011/03/04 08:33:01 (edited)
    Not in the slightest. They do not own the dolphins, the dolphins belong to the sea
    slightest dolphins dolphins sea dolphins at twilight
  • shadow76 2011/02/24 09:22:44
  • urlib 2011/02/20 20:46:23
  • An 2011/02/15 06:57:35
  • gingin6 2011/02/13 09:04:15
    No! Leave them alone.
  • Stonecipher 2011/02/11 19:00:43
    NO! I've seen this documentary and it's distrubing!
  • TK 2011/02/11 16:56:10
    No, it's just unnecessary and sick! Watch The Cove!
  • Rainy 2011/02/11 03:35:37
    If anyone is unsure of the Japanese's stance on dolphin hunting, just rent "The Cove" by Ric O'Berry. This film documents the extent of Japanese hunting on dolphins. It is terribly sad and will move most people to take a stand against dolphin hunting.
    Japanese hunters disgust me because not only do they hunt dolphin, they also hunt down and slaughter whales. They call it research. I call it butchering.
  • Popanator 2011/02/10 22:57:45
  • USAISME 2011/02/10 16:34:25
    I personally would not want to be a part of the taking of a dolphin. I certainly am not going to eat one, either. However, as long as a species is not endangered and a country is not invading the waters of another nation, then it becomes nobody else's business but that of the Japanese.
  • Michelle USAISME 2014/04/13 03:16:44
    They are taking the animals off worldwide migratory routes. It's not just animals from their waters.
  • baboula 2011/02/10 04:23:01
    if it is in international waters......no because international waters are not the sole property of Europeans.
  • TruBluTopaz 2011/02/10 01:44:48
    I don't see any reason for the Japanese to persist in killing species that are so endangered. They have plenty of other fish they can eat. That would be like Africans eating elephants. There's just no reason.
  • Murph 2011/02/10 00:10:37
    Yes. They're eating them, aren't they?
  • Josh Robinson R.P.2012' PWCM. 2011/02/09 22:57:36
    Josh Robinson  R.P.2012' PWCM.
    Nobody has rights to the lives of dolphins no matter where they live... We have liberated people in the past why not fight for the rights of creatures everywhere if we have the power...? Because its meddling..? ...... what is the global extinction of a creature for monetary profit...? I call that meddling also but on a much greater scale...!
  • Murph Josh Ro... 2011/02/10 00:11:19
    Are dolphins in danger of extinction?
  • Daryl Josh Ro... 2011/02/10 03:17:26
    How about chickens and cows? Can we harvest those?
  • Josh Ro... Daryl 2011/02/10 15:46:53
  • Daryl Josh Ro... 2011/02/10 20:15:43
    So farmed animal killing is ok but wild is not?

    I go feral pig hunting every year. Nobody seems to mind.
  • Josh Ro... Daryl 2011/02/11 15:37:14
    Josh Robinson  R.P.2012' PWCM.
    feral.... as in an introduced aggressive/invasive...? we tend not to miss those as much.
  • Daryl Josh Ro... 2011/02/11 18:58:57
    Feral as in wild.

    You miss dolphins?

    If you make an animal a food source you virtually guarantee it's survival as it becomes a commodity to harvest.
  • kiki Daryl 2011/09/14 20:49:01
    but the difference between the pigs and the dolphins is that the wild pig population is much larger than the dolphin population. the dolphins that the japanese are killing are becoming extinct BECAUSE of the bloodbath.
  • Kalayaan 001 2011/02/09 17:00:49
    Kalayaan 001
    In their national waters, yes.

    If they do it in their territory, then it is none of our business (except for our Japanese SodaHead-ers. They are the citizens of the land in question, after all.) To interfere with their internal affairs is an act of imperialism.
  • DouglasSignorovitch 2011/02/09 13:17:20
    That's a hard question.
    I personally don't think so, dolphins, whales, should be left alone.
    I think there are more then enough other fish to be harvested.
  • angel face 2011/02/09 07:40:46
  • Some Guy angel face 2011/02/09 13:21:34
    Some Guy
    How do I know your an azz hat. Lets see you advocate killing people who are harvesting food. Try to use reason instead of emotions.
  • So Bananas 2011/02/09 05:37:48
    So Bananas
    No more than the guys that club sea lions.
  • atomikmom 2011/02/09 05:21:40
    The JAPS need to leave them alone!!! They even kill Whales!!!! CRUEL SAVAGE BASTARDS!!!
  • Some Guy atomikmom 2011/02/09 13:24:11
    Some Guy
    Have you ever tried whale? Tasty stuff. Come on down to Some Guy's Mammoth BBQ and try our Friday fish and chip special you might be surprised.
  • Some Guy 2011/02/09 02:59:53
    Some Guy
    We eat cows which are sacred to some people same difference with the Japanese eating dolphin.
  • Some Guy Some Guy 2011/02/09 03:01:43
    Some Guy
    Some Guy's Mammoth BBQ is proud to announce bbq dolphin! Taste just like Long Pork!
  • Demon Dolphin 2011/02/09 01:05:53
    Demon Dolphin
    Watch "The Cove". The ending is about as depressing as you can get... well except for "Grave of Fireflies".

    watch cove depressing grave fireflies the cove
  • Some Guy Demon D... 2011/02/09 13:18:30
    Some Guy
    Oh sooo sorry you all butt hurt over movie wide eye.
    Fact is somethings got to die so people can eat.
  • Popanator Some Guy 2011/02/10 23:01:32
  • Some Guy Popanator 2011/02/11 01:43:11
    Some Guy
    The thing that these vegan and veggie freaks don't get is something has to die to bring that salad to harvest. Be it the moles or voles hiding in the dirt, Mama rabbit with her spring litter that is hiding in the last of the winter rye till the roto-tiller comes along, or all those small birds that get caught in the strawberry netting.

    Stuff dies I eat top of the food chain right here
  • Popanator Some Guy 2011/02/12 23:35:58
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