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The commercial truth behind Taiji’s fig leaf lie of ‘tradition’

. You may have seen some of the extensive media coverage in recent weeks of Japan’s infamous drive hunts in Taiji after some 250 bottlenose dolphins were driven into the infamous cove to be captured for aquaria or slaughtered for food, with the remnants of the fractured pod later driven back out to sea. In […]

SoftBank won’t end Yahoo! Japan ivory & whale sales

Campaigners call on Softbank CEO to help end slaughter of elephants and whales   LONDON UK / WASHINGTON DC: Wildlife advocates expressed bitter disappointment today at the refusal of international conglomerate SoftBank Corp to ban advertisements for elephant ivory and whale & dolphin products on Yahoo! Japan, the dominant company in SoftBank’s internet division with […]

The news we’ve helped to make and break in 2012!

“For a tiny charity, it packs an almighty punch.” As descriptions of EIA go, they don’t get much pithier that this one from The Guardian in 2008. And if 2012 has shown anything, it’s that we’re still small and that our concise reports anchored in hard documentary evidence – often obtained undercover in potentially dangerous […]

Scaled-down Dall’s porpoise hunt resumes in Japan

Despite the set-back of last year’s tsunami and the devastating effects it had on local communities, Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt is back – and with it, the threats to marine conservation and to public health from dangerously contaminated meat products. The largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin and porpoise in the world – […]

First official day of Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt

  Today (November 1) is the official opening of Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt, the largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin and porpoise in the world. The port of Otsuchi, in northern Japan, is the focal point of the hand harpoon hunt which has claimed up to 15,000 Dall’s porpoises in previous years. It […]