Sunday, August 19, 2012
That gruesome time of year is coming up again soon. If you don't remember from last year's post or you just don't know, September 1st is the day that the annual Taiji dolphin slaughter starts. The hunt ended four weeks early last season, and Save Japan Dolphins reported that between 726 and 786 lost their lives. The death toll was about 1,500 in the 2008-2009 season, and decreased each season thereafter (2009-2010 was about 1,300 and 2010-2011 was almost 1,200). This is good, but it needs to decrease faster. Last year, I didn't remember dolphin day till a month after, and I was so upset with myself that I totally forgot about it. This year, I'm not going to forget. I will be doing another post on September 1st.