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Isabel Lucas shoots TV ad to protest dolphin captivity

January 11, 2017 by Simon King  

The Australian

Home and Away star turned Hollywood siren Isabel Lucas has appeared in an Australia-first television ad calling for an end to dolphin captivity.
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Japan aquariums to stop buying Taiji dolphins

May 21, 2015  

BBC News

Japan's aquariums have voted to stop acquiring dolphins caught during the controversial annual hunt in the town of Taiji. It comes after the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Waza) suspended Japan's membership because of the "cruel" way the dolphins are caught. The Taiji hunt has been carried out for decades despite widespread criticism. Hundreds of dolphins and pilot whales are herded into a small bay and either killed for meat or sold to aquariums.…
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Australian group forces Japanese aquariums to stop buying dolphins caught in harrowing chase

May 21, 2015 by Andrew Darby  

The Age

A small Australian group has done what years of vigils, arrests, and even the plea of a Kennedy could not: knock the wind out of Japan's dolphin hunt. Australians For Dolphins, headed by Sarah Lucas, has forced Japan's aquariums to stop buying dolphins caught in the harrowing Taiji chase. The Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) said in Tokyo on Wednesday its members had voted not to acquire dolphins caught in a "drive fishery",…
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Japanese aquariums vote to stop buying Taiji dolphins- The Guardian

May 20, 2015 by Justin McCurry  

The Guardian

Aquariums in Japan have voted to stop buying live dolphins from the town of Taiji, where the annual slaughter of hundreds of cetaceans has drawn widespread condemnation, after being threatened with expulsion from the world’s leading zoo organisation. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Jaza) voted to stay part of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums(Waza) on Wednesday, a move that in effect ends the procurement of Taiji dolphins by aquariums and sea…
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Japan Aquariums Say They'll Stop Getting Taiji-Hunt Dolphins

May 20, 2015 by The Associated Press  

The New York Times

TOKYO — Japan's aquariums have promised to stop acquiring dolphins captured in a bloody hunt that was depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" and caused global outrage. The move by the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums follows a decision last month by the Swiss-based umbrella group World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, or WAZA, to suspend the Japanese organization's membership. WAZA characterized the Taiji hunt as "cruel," and decided that none of its…
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BREAKING! Japanese Aquariums Agree to Stop Acquiring Dolphins From Taiji Drives!

May 20, 2015 by Angie Plummer  

One Green Planet

In a decision being heralded “the beginning of the end for dolphin hunting,” Japan’s peak zoo association has voted to stop members purchasing dolphins captured in the globally condemned Taiji hunts. The result followslegal actionfrom animal welfare charityAustralia for Dolphins,which led the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to suspend its Japanese member due to involvement in the hunts last month. Following the lawsuit, WAZA gave its Japanese member an ultimatum: stop the live…
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