By Harry Dong
Updated: 6:34 PST, April 3, 2017
The seas are inundated with blood bath, where it looks like thousands of bodies were sliced and dumped overboard a cruise vessel, and all that I’m left with is a deficit of answers to my questions. A hundred deaths witnessed in front of me in less than the blink of an eye. I come to find out that I had toured at the wrong time. This is the time of the annual fall dolphin massacres in Taiji, Japan. The killing of dolphins, one of the most intelligent, peaceful, and benign sea dwellers on the planet. What inordinate person would perform such a heinous act? Well it all boils down to competition. Fisherman, are responsible for this asinine act. Dolphins compete with fisherman for fish, so in order for fisherman to not feel threatened, they essentially murder them before they can get to their food. A comparison would be: say that the situation is that it’s Thanksgiving night, and you’re about to dine with your family. Imagine you’re walking to the dinner table to eat your food and someone comes out of the closet and shoots you in the head and kills you. Never mind, scratch that. They stab you, with a spear and torture you to death until your limp and lifeless body drains of blood and stains the floor.
Every fall this happens. A documentary called The Cove encapsulates an activist who risked his life to capture the horrifying events that take place every year with dolphins. This man is none other than Rick O’Barry, almost inarguably one of the most devout individuals on this planet. He has dedicated his life since Earth Day in 1970 to protecting the well-being of dolphins. He has risked his life for an animal.
However, despite the story of the dolphin massacres and the atrocities that unfold annually, the plot gets even more grim than that. Dolphin meat is sold to China and is advertised as chicken. That’s not even the worst part. Dolphin meat contains about 24 times the legal limit to the amount of mercury a human can intake (9.6 ppm/.4 ppm). Japanese standards are from .3-.4 ppm respectively, which indicates that Dolphin meat can leave a whole lieu of neurological problems.
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