12:00am

Thu January 23, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What will it take to end the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the annual slaughter of dolphins, which began in September and runs through March. According to observers in Taiji, this week, more than 200 dolphins were killed. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Yoko Ono are now speaking out. This issue is now getting international attention. Will the ongoing pressure have an effect? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Melissa Sehgal, a Cove Guardian with the group, Sea Shepherds in Taiji, Japan  

Ric O’Barry, campaign director for the Earth Island Institute’s Dolphin Project; trainer for the 5 dolphins that played the character of Flipper; and the star of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove

Tomomi  Mikawa, activist with the Dolphin Project 

Michael McAteer, producer and television personality based in New York City and Japan

Resources:

Sea Shepherd: Cove Guardians

Ocean Preservation Society 

Earth Island Institute: Save Japan Dolphins 

Earth Island Institute: The Dolphin Project 

The Dodo: I’m From Japan, But Hadn’t Heard Of The Taiji Dolphin Slaughter Until I Moved To The U.S.

Huffington Post: WAZA Can Save Angel and End Dolphin Hunts in Taiji

 

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