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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:05 AM
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Sea Shepherd Crew Return to Taiji despite Death Threats and Violence
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:18 AM by Skinner
10/07/03
Sea Shepherd Crew Return to Taiji despite Death Threats and Violence
http://www.seashepherd.org/media_info2.asp?id=61

On Monday, October 6, fishermen in Taiji, Japan herded forty dolphins into the bay and began to spear, slash and stab them with knives.

Three Sea Shepherd crewmembers emerged from hiding. Two had been camped out on the cliffs overlooking the bay for five days and one was posing as a tourist in the town. They pulled out their weapons and began shooting. The weapons they used are greatly feared in Taiji. They were cameras.

The fishermen had already been warned that they must not be filmed killing dolphins.

In a previous incident the fishermen had assaulted documentary film-maker Hardy Jones. They had been given a warning then by the Osaka police to refrain from ever again attacking journalists or foreigners who film the hunt.

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el_gato Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:12 AM
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1. the sickness of humankind

so they overfish the area and then blame it on the dolphins

its stories like this that make me think humanity is doomed

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:13 AM
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2. please edit
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:26 AM
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4. I thought that since this is a press release, ya know...
I could post the whole thing. Not true?
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:37 AM
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3. Back in the '80s, there was a three-part PBS Nature series
called "In the Shadow of Fujisan". Part of that documentary described dolphin massacres. I had been under the impression that the documentary had embarassed the Japanese government enough to stop the dolphin slaughter, but I guess I was mistaken.
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