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Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums' rejection

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TOKYO (AP) — The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan’s aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure sparked by cruelty concerns. 277 more words


Japan aquariums say they'll stop getting Taiji-hunt dolphins

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s aquariums promised Wednesday to stop acquiring dolphins captured in a bloody hunt that was depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” and has caused global outrage. 280 more words


Planet of the Abe's Membership of Zoos & Aquariums Suspended

Cruelty to dolphins: Japan’s membership of Zoos and Aquariums suspended

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has suspended Japan’s membership following a unanimous vote by its council. 246 more words

News Alert

New Steps To End The Japan Dolphin Hunt

Japan faces membership rejection from the world-leading zoo and aquarium association for continued participation in dolphin hunts at ‘The Cove’.

The membership of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums has been suspended from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, after it has failed to stop participating in the annual Taiji dolphin hunts that fuel the captive dolphin industry. 404 more words


Zoos, the gates to heaven or the steps to hell?

Last Friday (31/10/14) I attended my first guest lecture of the academic year entitled ‘Zoo conservation and the United Nations’. Now although this is not something that would usually grab my attention or tug at my heart strings, like it may do with some other students on this module it did spark an interest to me with all the current news surrounding animal welfare in aquariums and water parks. 517 more words


Dr Gerald Dick, 2015 Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce Dr. Gerald Dick, Executive Director of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums as a keynote speaker at the 2015 ICOM NATHIST conference at the Taiwan National Museum. 193 more words


Cameroon attack: Boko Haram kills 19, 'many beheaded'


Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night’s attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded. 327 more words