Dolphin Hunting in Japan: Custom or Commerce? | Global 3000 - The Globalization Program | DW | 31.03.2014
  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages

Global 3000

Dolphin Hunting in Japan: Custom or Commerce?

Taiji Cove is known for the dolphin drive hunts conducted several months a year, and for the outrage they cause among activists. The best-looking specimens are spared slaughter, and instead exported to marine parks across the world: a lucrative business.

Watch video 06:08
Now live
06:08 mins.

The Japanese government defends the practice - albeit insisting on maximum fishing quotas. The tradition goes back decades. Dolphin meat was in urgent need locally due to food shortages after the Second World War. Nowadays, making money appears to be the prime motivation - especially when it comes to live animals. A single dolphin can fetch in excess of €100,000.