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Why Do Japanese Kill Dolphins?

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Why Do Japanese Kill Dolphins?

Dolphins are a mammal that can entertain individuals especially the children. In fact, there are several aquatic establishments these days which generates wealth out of presenting dolphins and its tricks to audience. Not to mention the fact that it watching this types of presentation could be very expensive.

Then again, not all people love dolphins. There are individuals who hate dolphins and even kill them. One of these groups of individual is the Japanese. Base on historic reason, it was assumed by the Japanese to direct the Enola gay; it is the vessel that nuked their country twice in the World War II era.

Well, this is just one of the theories why Japanese kill dolphins. But, this is not a hundred percent proven true. Hence, this does not mean that Japanese are killing dolphins without any proven reason, of course they do it for a cause and it is probably worth it. Although most people are against it, there are still people who are experiencing the need to kill these species to determine various things.

These days, the official reason why Japanese kill dolphins is because it is their only way for them to determine its age. Its purpose is to prove that dolphin and whale population have developed. It aims to show that the developments in its reproduction are enough to let commercial whaling.

But, unfortunately, it is banned by the International Whaling Commission in the year 1986. On the other hand whale and dolphin meat is often sold as a delicacy, so it is also one of the possible reasons why Japanese and other people are killing dolphins and whales. Nonetheless, whale and dolphin hunting these days is already banned. Hence it does not necessarily mean that there are no people who continue hunting whales, of course there are still some that are hunting whales for various reasons, and it does not involve the Japanese alone.

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