Monday, 20 January 2014

US ambassador to Japan 'deeply concerned' about dolphin drive-hunting

Caroline Kennedy tweets concern about Japanese practice just days after more than 250 dolphins were driven into a cove in Taiji

The US ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, has expressed deep concern about the Japanese tradition of "drive-hunting" dolphins just days after scores of creatures were rounded up for slaughter in a town infamous for culling the mammals.

"Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing,"Kennedy tweeted, adding that the US government "opposes drive hunt fisheries."

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