Towards Extinction

A report on the exploitation of dolphins, porpoises and small whales in Japan.

The Government of Japan still allows 22,000 small cetaceans to be legally killed each year in unregulated hunts around the coast, some of them rare or endangered and others threatened or in decline from overhunting.

Dolphins, porpoises and small whales have no legal protection under Japanese law to prevent them being hunted even to extinction or killed in the most indiscriminate and brutal manner.