Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village

Fishermen in wetsuits hunt dolphins at a cove in Taiji, western Japan, January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adrian Mylne/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) – Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary, violate animal protection laws due to their “extreme cruelty”. The western Japanese town of Taiji, long known for the hunts involving driving hundreds of dolphins into […]

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