Japanese tradition. Taiji

Rukopozhatnye journalists in the subjects of the Japanese constantly extol the extraordinary loyalty to the traditions of the islanders. Well, as long as we do not put this idea into question. Let's talk about the traditions themselves.

Part 2. Taiji

Near the small fishing village of Taiji, the fishermen driven into a hidden from the eyes of the bay flock of dolphins. Once the dolphins are trapped, the pursuers begin to kill them by cutting his throat with knives or hooks piercing. The water turned red with blood, and the air is filled with "weeping" of animals …

This brutal massacre — the largest killing of dolphins in the world — that lasts for 6 months each year. During this time in Japan killed more than 30,000 dolphins.

It is believed that the fishermen hunt for dolphins, to sell their meat as a delicacy. But unlike the expensive whale meat, dolphin meat is a delicacy, and the real reasons why the Japanese authorities are allowed to kill thousands of dolphins every year, has nothing to do with traditional Japanese cuisine. This is referred to as pest control. As much as it may sound shocking, but some Japanese officials include dolphins to pests, which need to destroy.

Fishermen claim that they kill the dolphins "quickly and humanely." We suggest you verify this by looking at the next "promo-video"

Read more. Part 3. Manila

See also the massacre of dolphins in Denmark

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