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Can Taiji Re-Brand Itself?

Image Credit: Huffington Post Images As of this writing, Taiji, Japan remains ground zero for the capture and distribution of wild dolphins to amusement parks, dolphinariums, and swim-with-dolphin programs worldwide, fetching as much as $200,000 for a trained dolphin. At the same time, Taiji is a place where hundreds of dolphins, pilot whales, false killer whales, and other dolphin species are murdered and slaughtered every year from September until March; supposedly for human consumption, but also to rid the local waters of this so-called "pest.
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