Update: The Vote is in and Japanese Zoos Will Not Use Taiji Dolphins

by | May 20, 2015 | Conservation, Fish, Science | 0 comments

tajiLast week I wrote about the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) voting on whether to keep buying dolphins from the notorious town of Taiji (made famous by the movie ‘the cove).  The latest update to the article is that the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) issued a letter to Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA).  The letter essentially informed Jaza that they would need to stop using dolphins caught in the Taiji hunt or WAZA would suspend the Japanese organization’s membership. In response JAZA stated it would suspend use of the Taiji Dolphins. This move has been applauded by conservation groups . MORE


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