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Almost 100 pantropical spotted dolphins slaughtered in the cove

Taiji’s cove witnessed a bloodbath last night after 98 dolphins were driven in from the ocean and slaughtered. The massacre occurred on the tail end of the annual dolphin drive season, expected to cease Feb. 28.

Although widely acknowledged that the number of dolphins killed in Taiji’s cove is down almost by half this year over the previous year, several hundred dolphins have still been slaughtered. On Feb. 20, Hardy Jones of BlueVoice.org said a total of 615 dolphins had been slaughtered to date in Taiji. The addition of 98 pantropical spotted dolphins killed on Sunday, raises this number to over 700 dolphins killed for the 2011/12 season.

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