The Slaughter Of Dolphins: The Slaughter Of Dolphin

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The Slaughter of Dolphins People think that dolphins are the friendliest creatures in the ocean and no one would hurt them or even kill them. Well they are actually being killed right now. The dolphin are being slaughter in a place called Taiji, Japan. Taiji is a small town with a big secret. If you didn’t look closely, you would think they love dolphins and whales (“The Cove”). The capture of dolphins and of the killing of dolphins all started when the show called “Flipper” came out in 1964. Ric O’Barry was the main trainer for training the dolphins. He became the most famous dolphin trainer in the world (“The Cove”). After the years of being a trainer, he saw how the animals were dying left and right. The original dolphin from “Flipper” …show more content…
The fishermen tell you that this is our tradition, this is our culture you don’t understand us. You eat cows. Well we eat dolphins. Well that’s a lie, because the Japanese people don’t even know about it. The people don’t even know about it because of media cover-up, the government doesn’t want to let the people know that they are eating poison (“The Cove”). “Dolphin meat contains 2,000 ppm (parts per million) of mercury in it. The recommendation of total levels of mercury in seafood in Japan is 0.4 ppm,” Tetsuya Endo, Ph. D. at Health Sciences at the University of Hokkaido told us. It is very, very, very, highly toxic. People don’t realize that Mercury is the most toxic, non- radioactive element on Earth. All the meat of those 23,000 dolphins goes to the fish market to be sold. But dolphin meat is not the greatest meat to get. So they label them as very great whale meat from the southern hemisphere. The fishermen don’t even realize they are poisoning themselves, and not realizing they are poisoning themselves, they are poisoning the other people that are selling and buying it too. Mercury poison was discovered when a small town in Minamata, Japan broke out with an epidemic of Minamata disease. It’s not really a disease, but out a toxicity level. It mostly happens in the fetus when a women is pregnant where children were being born deformed. It can also damage your brain, and can slowly kill you, if you keep eating it. But the Japanese are on supply and demand like any other product on the market. And if the Japan community finds out about them selling poison they can’t sell it in Taiji, Iwate, Okinawa, or wherever they are selling it. So if we stop and focus on the one lagoon in Taiji, maybe could to shut it down. (“The

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