Sea Shepherd uncovered the Taiji slaughter in 2003 with images seen around the globe. Since then, activists have confronted the fishermen there in hopes of ending the annual kill.
Says Captain Paul Watson, “I’m relieved that there appears to be some advancement in Taiji. We need to continue applying the pressure there until the killing stops for good. Sea Shepherd commends the work activists and film makers are doing to help the dolphins.”
Photos of the dolphin slaughter in 2003: