Thursday, October 21, 2010

Anti-dolphin hunting groups, #Taiji town to hold 1st meeting

WAKAYAMA — 

Local leaders and activists who have been engaged in an anti-dolphin hunting campaign in the traditional whaling town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, will hold their first meeting around Nov 2 to exchange opinions, organizers of the meeting said Wednesday.

According to the organizers and the town government officials, the meeting will be attended by Taiji Mayor Kazutaka Sangen, senior officials of a local fisheries cooperative association and representatives of the anti-hunt groups, including the Sea Shepherd.

The coastal town in southwestern Japan was recently in the spotlight as the Oscar-winning U.S. documentary film, ‘‘The Cove,’’ depicted and criticized dolphin hunting in the town.
Anti-hunt activists have been protesting in the town since September when Japanese fishermen began their annual hunt of dolphins, whales and other cetaceans in waters off Taiji.

Story continues here: Historic First Meeting
As Reported in Japan Today

As always, thank you for your concern for our friends ~ The Dolphins ~

Jackie Bigford
@JackiesBuzz