The infographic below is from WDC.
Every year, hundreds of dolphins are killed in brutal hunts in Taiji, Japan. The dolphins not killed for meat watch their families die – and are then removed to be flown to a life in confinement, performing tricks for human “entertainment”. Such dolphins are sold for large sums of money which funds the hunts so that the slaughter can continue.
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WDCS International reports that another orca has died in captivity; this time, a female orca called Nami, just 28 years old, died at a Japanese aquarium. In the wild, female orcas live at least 50 years.
Nami was captured in Japanese waters in 1985 when she was only 3 years old. She and a younger male orca, called Goro, were taken to Taiji Whale Museum but within one month Goro was sold and moved to a different Japanese aquarium – he died in 2005 – and Nami spent most of her short life alone in the Taiji Whale Museum.
156 orcas have now died in captivity. How many more must die before we realise these magnificent animals belong in the wild and not in captivity?