But these sickening hunts ended in 2004, largely because they stopped making money.
That’s why it is so important to target IMATA trainers like the ones from Awashima Marine Park. These trainers violently drag the “good looking” dolphins away from their families, torture them until they learn circus tricks, and help sell them off for thousands of dollars – keeping the cruel Taiji hunts in business.
And what happens to dolphins with ugly wounds from the hunt, or babies who are too young to learn circus tricks? The trainers toss them aside to the slaughter heap.