Japan still continues to hunt whales under the pretense of "scientific research" and plans on expanding their whaling area next year. They also hunt dolphins. The dolphin drive hunts at Taiji are the most notorious example, where whole families of dolphins are driven into a cove and massacred in the most barbaric and hideous manner.
Even baby dolphins are killed or callously dumped back at sea to fend for themselves (leaving them no chance of survival), so the "fishermen" meet quota restrictions. A "lucky" few dolphins are spared to live a life of excruciating captivity in Sea Parks around the world - a lucrative trade for these so-called "poor fishermen". The drive hunts are claimed to be a tradition but in fact go back only to the 1960s. The explanation that it's tradition is a transparent justification for the millions of dollars made off the sale of dolphins and whales.
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