Bottlenose dolphins, Gracie, Crunch, Cometta, Kohole, Cascade Stranded and kept - Toby
Commersons dolphins Juan and Betsy Pilot whales, Bubbles and 9lives and Argo was a strand Belugas Ferdinand and Allua Killer whale Corky 2, Kasatka and Ulises Dead in the tanks majority of which were wild caught or babies 2 amazon river dolphins 73 bottlenose have died, 22 commersons have died, 16 common dolphins have died, 6 Taiji false killer whales died, 21 false killer whales have died, 2 Rissos have died, 23 white sided have died 18 Belugas have died 18 killer whales have died Discovery Cove Bottlenose dolphins Cindy, Capricorn, Lester, Dixie, Akai, Jenny, 14 dolphins have died Seaworld Orlando Bottlenose - Lily Pilot whales - Fredi, Piper, Ace, Ava - stranded and kept Killer whales Katina and Tilikum 99 dolphins and small whales died, 16 pilot whales died, 16 pygmy sperm whales have died, 3 Belugas have died, 14 orcas have died Seaworld San Antonio Bottlenose dolphins Notchfin, Punta, Kai, Gilly, Patty, Alice, Donley stranded and kept Whitesided dolphin Betty Belugas Natasha, Crissy, Martha, Imaq 12 orcas have died, 18 Belugas have died, 22 bottlenose have died, 6 whitesided have died the majority SeaWorld is not the only place not keeping their distance from those associating with the drive hunt. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (WAZA) very own statement reads: 'WAZA has worked with the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) and the Port of Nagoya Aquarium, to establish a new, transitional approach to the capture of dolphins as part of a tradition of Japanese inshore fishery. At this time it has been officially confirmed that during September dolphins will be collected for aquaria, the only species taken will be the Bottlenose dolphin, and the method employed will be 'herding'. No dolphins will be taken for human consumption during September, and all surplus animals will be released.' No matter what their rationalization is, WAZA is supporting the wild capture of dolphins in Taiji
During September 2014
16th Risso's dolphins were caught and killed 17th Risso's dolphins were caught, 4 killed 4 babies dumped at sea 18th Risso's dolphins 10 caught 10 killed 20th Rissos 1 taken for captivity, rest slaughtered 26th to the 28th pilot whales were in the cove. 2 taken captive, 12 driven back out 11 slaughtered.
WAZA's statement and agreement with the Taiji fishermen means absolutely NOTHING
The International Marine Animal Trainer's Association (IMATA) cozied up further with Taiji in its latest drive 'fisheries' statement: 'While some oppose the collection of animals from drive fisheries for live sale, the practice is lawful in countries where some IMATA members live and work. Any individual who believes in IMATA's mission and who supports its goals is welcomed into the membership. This includes extending membership to individuals who work for organizations that acquire dolphins from a drive fishery. A caregiver is welcomed by IMATA even if s/he participates in the selection and collection of live animals on the premise that those animals will benefit as s/he is exposed to the most current best practices in animal care and training. It shall come as no surprise that IMATA held its 2012 annual conference at Ocean Park HK, a buyer of Taiji dolphins. The above statement from IMATA backs their trainer selecting dolphins, and they also back Ocean Park who are Taiji buyers.This female Whale Museum trainer wrestles to sex this dolphin, no other trainer on the planet takes part in drive hunts like this!