I do not understand why Japan is doing this -- who is backing these dolphin hunts behind the scenes? In many areas of the world, opinions on Japan haven't exactly been favorable, yet they have held strong in the US and many parts of Britain. Not anymore. People in the USA have gone from loving Japan to being absolutely shocked and horrified that the government would defend such a thing.
Personally, I do not think destroying relations between the younger generations in reference to Japan and outer countries is a good idea, and Japan is doing exactly that by allowing these hunts. Too many studies, too many experiences, too many people saved by dolphins for the world to ignore and accept this.
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The problem is not eating dolphin meat. The problem is how the dolphins are killed. It is only a matter of showing the world that the process of killing the dolphins is not cruel. I think It would help if the dolphins were not killed in the open.
The process is extremely cruel though, as briefly outlined by this article. Also, the dolphins this time were not killed in the open, and as one can see, it did not make a difference. After all the public outcry after this, there is no way mass opinions will change.
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