09 September 2013
Japan Dolphin Day 2013
September 1st saw the start of the drive hunt season in Taiji, Japan. Thousands of dolphins are killed there every year, with some picked out and taken for use in marine parks, as seen in the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove.
Japan Dolphin Day is an international day of awareness, and around this time of year peaceful protests against drive hunts take place all over the world.
On Friday 30th August, representatives from WDC were proud to take part in a peaceful protest in London, in front of the Japanese Embassy. There was a good turnout of around 100 people, with everyone using their voices and whistles to help spread the message. Cars and buses beeped their horns in support as they drove by.
There was also a one minute silence for the dolphins and roses were laid on the floor in memory of those killed and captured.
WDC will continue to work to raise awareness of these cruel drive hunts, and help bring them to an end. Find out what you can do to help us stop the hunts.