The first dolphins have been slaughtered in this year's annual Taiji hunt
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Today, the first dolphins of the annual hunt in Taiji were killed by Japanese fisherman. During the six month-long hunting season, hundreds of dolphins are cornered and slaughtered in a secluded bay, an event that has drawn the ire of environmentalists and animal rights organizers worldwide. An estimated 20 dolphins have been killed so far, with many to follow. “We finally caught them. I’m relieved,” stated Yoshifumi Kai, a senior official of the local fisheries association,...