Taiji slaughters begin

Thursday, 1 September 2011

23,000 dolphins and porpoises are expected to be slaughtered as the start of the killing season opens today in Taiji, Japan.


Japan Dolphins Day

1 September

The first of September is fast approaching. This date marks the start of dolphin hunting season in Taiji, Japan. In the words of Edmund Bourke: "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing". Join one of the many Dolphin Day events happening around the globe on 1 September at Japanese Embassies and Consulate offices. In Australia, there are events in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Sydney Japanese Consulate, 34/52 Martin Place.
When: Meet at Hyde Park Fountain at 1pm and walk to Consulate.

Melbourne Consulate-General of Japan, 570 Bourke Street.
When: 12noon - 3pm.

Perth Harold Boas Gardens, Wellington Street.
When: 12noon - 3pm.

To see the list of events happening around the globe click here.
If you don’t see your town and want to start your own event, click here.

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