Aust activists sue Japan whaling town

May 16, 2014  


Australian animal rights activists say they are suing a major Japanese whaling town internationally condemned for its dolphin hunts for banning "foreign-looking" visitors from its whale museum.
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Activists launch lawsuit against Taiji Whale Museum

May 16, 2014 by Angela Erika Kubo  

Japan Subculture Research Center

A group of anti-dolphin hunting activists announced at the Foreign Correspondents’ Cub of Japan yesterday that they had launched a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the Taiji Whale Museum.
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May 15, 2014 by Yuri Kageyama  

Associated Press

Anti-dolphin hunt activist Ric O'Barry speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Tokyo, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Taiji Whale Museum in Japanese town known for dolphin hunts, Taiji, is being sued by the American activist who says denying him entry is discriminatory. The lawsuit he filed this week says the aquarium has a baby albino dolphin in captivity and refuses entry to Western-looking people who want to check on the dolphin.
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Australian sues dolphin-hunt town claiming discrimination

May 15, 2014 by Bunna Takizawa  

Asahi Shimbun News

WAKAYAMA--An Australian woman filed a lawsuit May 13 against the town of Taiji, the cradle of Japan's whaling industry in Wakayama Prefecture, claiming racial discrimination after she and an unnamed companion were denied entry to a municipal whaling museum.
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Flipper Trainer Sues Japan’s Dolphin-Hunt Town for Animal Abuse

May 15, 2014 by Andrew Davis  

Business News Week

Environmental groups sued the Japanese town known for its annual cull of dolphins, saying it’s unconstitutionally keeping foreign observers away from dolphins held in captivity.
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Lawsuit to save 'Angel' throws spotlight on Japan dolphin killings

May 15, 2014 by Elaine Lies  


(Reuters) - Environmental activists protesting Japan's killing of thousands of dolphins in a secluded cove said they hoped a lawsuit filed on Thursday will bring attention to the gory annual hunt.
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