The Humane Society International informs us that " The Taiji dolphin hunts continue to prosper because the fishermen receive immense profits from selling some of their victims to the captive dolphin industry. The government also gives the fishermen permission to continue the hunt because they consider the dolphins pests who eat too much of the fish stocks around Taiji. "
A list of participating organizations for the global protest can be seen HERE
See the true story behind the seemingly happy dolphins we clapped for at dolphins shows and sea worlds. It is sickening to realize that so much misery lay behind the scenes, and we thought everything was just dandy: