JAPAN’S DOLPHIN DRIVES – AN UPDATE

JAPAN’S DOLPHIN DRIVES – AN UPDATE It’s important to get the full story from the source. Australia for Dolphins (AFD) has been responsible for the legal challenge against WAZA ( World Aquarium and Zoological Association) which has resulted in the JAZA ( Japanese Aquarium and Zoological Association) an associate of WAZA agreeing to give up buying dolphins from the drives for ALL JAZA aquariums. This has, effectively, stopped 40% of the trade.   However, aquariums in Indonesia and South Korea have … More…

JAPAN’S DOLPHIN DRIVES STOPPED!

Japanese aquariums to stop buying dolphins from Taiji hunt to stay in world body  May 20, 2015 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums decided on May 20 to effectively ban its members from acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts in Wakayama Prefecture to retain membership in the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In a meeting of its board, the association opted to maintain JAZA’s membership in the global organization, which was suspended last month on … More…

JAPANESE AQUARIUMS CAPTURE DOLPHINS VIA DRIVE FISHERIES

Yomiuri Shimbun file photo Drive fishery in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, in September 2013 8:53 pm, May 16, 2015 The Yomiuri ShimbunAt least 18 aquariums nationwide have obtained dolphins captured through drive fishery, a practice that led the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to suspend the membership of a Japanese industry association last month, a Yomiuri Shimbun survey has found. The survey indicated that many aquariums in the nation rely on drive fishery, as 33 aquariums keep dolphins nationwide. … More…