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Taiji Sucks by Gazzelles Taiji Sucks by Gazzelles
Just reminding everybody that in a couple days it's "Dolphin Season"...


Every year 23,000 dolphins are killed in Japan, most of them in Taiji, a small fishing village on the coast where dolphins are herded and cruelly slaughtered/sold to aquariums. Most of the killing goes on in a small cove where the japanese government does amost anything to keep people from seeing what goes on in there. Literally any small cetacean is targeted...male, female, babies, pregnant females....bottlenose, spinner, common dolphins, false killer whales, etc. It aint purdy. Live dolphins sell for more than 150,000US$ each to aquariums and sea parks. But hey, all you pro-captivists out there probably dont care.


If you want to know more watch the documentary "The Cove" or watch Blood Dolphins, the new series, on Animal Planet.
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:iconthegreatmc:
Finally the Japan has acquired an elegant solution to their issue of being obsessively worshipped around the world by weeaboos! :la:
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:iconshockwavefan:
i love this u are soo right!
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:icongeneralstar:
This is beyond sick, I can hardly even stand to look at this pic and obviously, it's leaning more towards a cartoon style then realism. :( But the scenario behind it is horrifying no matter what. I can't stand to see ANY creatures mistreated; no matter how ugly or stupid or whatever they're supposed to be, nothing should give us the right to feel superior because every living thing serves a purpose in this world. Then to see such intelligent creatures as dolphins/whales treated like this is if anything even more disturbing, because you have to wonder what's going through their minds as they're experiencing the inhumane butchering...

Anyway beyond sad, but the message behind it certainly rings out loud and clear. I hope this helps to make people more aware of what's actually going on in different parts of the world, so that hopefully something can and will finally be done to put a stop to it. Kudos on that note dude, definitely.
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:icongazzelles:
Yes, I just hate the fact that i used to be procaptivity because the money from aquariums and sea parks buying the dolphins is fueling the cruel slaughter... :( I wish everybody knew about this but some people just dont want to hear the truth.

Im glad to hear that you care about this because every person counts when it comes to making a difference. c:
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:icongeneralstar:
I definitely do care about it; I make sure to do what I can to help promote animal welfare even in the small ways that can make a difference, such as buying free-range eggs because I know some of the conditions factory-farmed chickens can be raised in. Every creature deserves the right to be respected and treated well by us, definitely. :(
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katsunamiyashida Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How awful!!
It's horrible to know places in the world do these things.
I like the pic though, has story which is based on the truth.
Good job dear!
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:icongazzelles:
Thankyou. c: Yeah,its a shame to see such beautiful and intelligent animals slaughtered like they were nothing. :(
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