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From the Cove to Captivity Contest - Megan Rose Taylor

From the Cove to Captivity Contest - Megan Rose Taylor

From the Cove to Captivity Contest - Megan Rose Taylor

February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

Celebrity Missy Hargraves was successfully able to enter the Taiji Whale Museum to document and report on the deplorable conditions.

February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

Sam Simon was quickly refused entry to the Taiji Whale Museum.

February 20, 2014

February 20, 2014

These Striped Dolphins are recorded here still alive and tethered together by their flukes in blood filled water.

February 16, 2014

February 16, 2014

These small pools at the Dolphin resort house many captive dolphins.

February 16, 2014

February 16, 2014

This Harbour Seal is confined to a small bath sized tank behind metal bars at the Taiji Dolphin Resort Hotel.

February 16, 2014

February 16, 2014

Shoujo, the young captured albino dolphin, swims with frustration around other species of dolphin.

February 16, 2014

February 16, 2014

Shoujo, the young captured albino dolphin, frantically and with frustration circles around the confines of the aquarium at Taiji Whale Museum.

January 14, 2014

January 14, 2014

Recently captured Pantropical Spotted dolphins are treated as nothing more than a commodity as the killers toss them into their new, tiny cages.

January 12, 2014

January 12, 2014

Without any respect, the killers throw recently murdered Striped dolphins onto a skiff destined for the butcher house.

January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014

Killers struggle to control a Bottlenose dolphin as it thrashes in an attempt to escape capture for captivity.

December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

In agonizing pain, a still conscious Bottlenose dolphin is mistakenly transferred to the butcher house, but only to be taken back to the cove after the killers failed to slaughter it

December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

Killers tether Bottlenose dolphins together on a skiff before they are sent to the killing shore as a group.

November 19, 2013

November 19, 2013

Pod matriarch is tethered and dragged to the killing shore

November 16, 2013

November 16, 2013

Killers Dump Baby and Juvenile Risso's Dolphins at Sea

Two Bottlenose dolphins thrash and struggle in agonizing pain on the killing shore during slaughter

Trainers and killers capture and slaughter Bottlenose dolphins

A dead pilot whale is taken from the cove

Buyers Separate Meat for Processing

Pilot whales tethered before slaughter

Pilot whales are tethered as pod come to their side

Bottlenose dolphins in Whale Museum at night

Pilot whale laying nearly lifeless in the cove

Bottlenose transfer out of Taiji. Cove Guardians are turned back at Osaka airport

Pilot whale beached in the cove

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to announce its "From the Cove to Captivity" Video Contest! This is your chance to do your part to defend the dolphins and small whales of Taiji.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to announce its "From the Cove to Captivity" Video Contest! This is your chance to do your part to defend the dolphins and small whales of Taiji.

Bottlenose Dolphin Fights for Freedom

Bottlenose Dolphin lifted into Dolphin Resort Hotel tanks

Risso's dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan

Pantropical spotted dolphins taken captive in Taiji, Japan

Bottlenose dolphin captive selection within killing cove of Taiji, Japan

Decomposing body of a bottlenose dolphin in Taiji, Japan

Transfer of a bottlenose dolphin from harbour to whale museum

Bottlenose dolphin captures and release

Bottlenose dolphin calf dies during capture

Striped dolphins frantic on rocks

A pilot whale attempts to escape his Taiji captors

Bottlenose dolphin before and after slaughter

Join the Cove Guardians from wherever you are. Take action to help stop the slaughter of innocent dolphins and whales.

Pilot Whale Drive and Slaughter

Risso's Dolphin Drive and Slaughter

Risso's dolphin slaughter and captivity in Taiji, Japan

Taiji killers try to move pilot whale

Pilot whale calf trapped

Dolphin killer attempts to run over Cove Guardian

Dolphin killers fail to hide dolphin bodies: Bloody water drains from Taiji butcherhouse

Frightened dolphins are in holding pens as typhoon Jelawat slams the coast of Japan

Desperate pilot whales attempt to escape captivity in Taiji, Japan

Dead captive pilot whale in Taiji, Japan

Phone interview with Melissa Sehgal and CNN International

A dead dolphin retrieved by the dolphin killers in Taiji, Japan

Newly captive and ailing pilot whale clings for life as she circles her calf

Pan Tropical Spotted dolphins that were harpooned at sea are unloadedinto Taiji butcherhouse (no sound)

Taiji to Kushimoto: Cove Guardians are escorted to the Kushimotopolice station after an encounter with Japanese nationalists

Japanese right wing nationalists accost Cove Guardians in the parkinglot near The Cove in Taiji, Japan

Dolphin is force-fed in captivity

Dismantling of death door at Taiji Butcher house

Dolphin killers watch while one dolphin struggles to stay alive asthe entire pod is being slaughtered in the cove.

A tarp could not conceal a dolphin that was still alive on the wayto the butcher house.

Dolphin fins are chopped into pieces by a local Taiji butcher.

Two white sided dolphins netted and thrown into skiff

A captive Dolphin catches a live fish which is quickly traded for dead fish. After slaughter, a skiff of trainers greets one of the killing boats.

Striped dolphins are caught and harassed in the cove

Taiji, Japan - We shine the spotlight on Troy Coyle, a volunteer Cove Guardian from NSW, Australia.

Taiji, Japan - Sea Shepherd documents the numbersof dolphins captured, killed, and shipped to marine parks with thehelp and support of dozens of volunteer Cove Guardians.

Mr. Nakahira drives around in his loudspeaker truck tellingSea Shepherd to go home.

Taiji, Japan - We shine the spotlight on Ethan Wolf,our volunteer Cove Guardian from New York

The cost of security surrounding Taiji's dolphin slaughter mounts as Operation Infinite Patience builds momentum. Here is a clear explanationof our objectives and how we will meet them. (pt 1 of 2)

Operation Infinite Patience continues to document the captive dolphin trade in Taiji, Japan. This update covers the events shortly before January 6th, 2012, and shows some of the security measures being taken to hide the shameful source of the global trade of wild dolphins and the connection with their slaughter.

Dolphin heads, blood, and gore being dumped into a container

Captive dolphins in pens at Taiji, Japan

A dolphin's last breath at Taiji, Japan

Dolphins from being captured to becoming meat at the butcher's house

Captain Paul Watson discusses Sea Shepherd's role in Taiji for Operation Infinite Patience and shares what you can do to help. (3:37)

A group of tourists view a trained dolphin show while 20m away a skinny, neurotic dolphin wastes away in captivity. (1:36)

A slaughtered Risso's dolphin is transferred to a banger boat. The killers attempt to hide their actions under tarps. (:49)

A pod of Risso's dolphins are encircled by the Taiji fishermen. A baby Risso's tries to escape but is entangled in a net. (1:50)

A Japanese dolphin trainer in Taiji, Japan, pulls a large wooden splinter from a dolphin's throat. (0:40)

A Risso's dolphin is held with a rope by its tail in Taiji's killing cove. (1:45)

Terrified dolphins in Taiji, Japan, try in vain to escape their captors by swimming into the nets. (0:53)

A dolphin is treated for injuries to its tail sustained while performing repetitive neurotic behavior in captivity at Taiji, Japan.

A captive dolphin at the Taiji whale museum floats listlessly day-after-day, even as other dolphins swim around him.

Scott West followed, then turns the tables

Otsuchi two months after tsunami

Pilot Whales in the Killing Cove and Gutting Barge

Pilot Whales trying to escape the killing cove

Pilot whales readied for slaughter

Dall's Porpoises offloaded after being harpooned at sea in Otsuchi, Iwate, Japan

Taiji dolphin killers load nets onto the gutting barge for an offshore capture

Captive at Dolphin Base chatters for its food

Dolphins stranded on rocks in the Cove

A dolphin struggles in a fisherman's net in the Cove

A trainer at Dolphin Base puts her arm down the throat of a dolphin in order to give it medicine

Misty In His New Tank at Dolphin Base

Misty the Dolphin Moved to a Different Tank at Dolphin Base

Dolphin floats in algae-filled pool with no water circulation at Dolphin Base

Eight dolphins held in one tank

Trainers Work With Their Dolphins

Dolphin hooked up to IV and floating dolphin

Dolphins slaughtered

Dolphins dragged to slaughter

Stake pounded into dolphins back

Dolphins to butcher house

Dolphins at the butcher house

Carrie swims in the Cove

Dolphins are tortured before being led to the butcher

Happy Dolphin

Boats return empty

Dolphins herded to slaughter

Dolphins brought to the butcher shop

Dolphins transferred to holding pen

Dolphins struggle as they're captured

Dolphins brought to the butcher house

Dolphins dragged by their tail fins to their deaths

Dolphins herded to cove on the way to slaughter

Dolphins killed by trainers

Dolphin Delivered to Resort

Japan Coast Guard patrol craft

Encounters in the woods

Dolphins pushed into the cove

Dolphins are separated from their slaughtered family members

Dolphins Butchered on the Gutting Barge

Butchers Eating Lunch on Barge

Dolphin molesters

Captive Dolphins

Dolphin Babies at Taiji Whale Museum

Captive Babies

Risso's and Bottlenose dolphins butchered on the gutting barge

Rissos and Bottlenose Dolphins

Scott West taken into custody

Offer to Taiji Fishermen

Dolphin boats returning to the cove

Sea Shepherd's Scott West is interviewed by Police

Scott West encounters fishermen in their union parking lot

Live dolphins are transferred from the cove to trucks

Captured Dolphins in the Cove

Early Morning Activities (no audio)

Captive Dolphins Delivered to Pens

Video of the Slaughter

On November 18, 2003, two crewmembers, Allison Lance Watson and Alex Cornelissen, dove into the bay and swam out to free 15 dolphins penned in and scheduled to be slaughtered the next morning. (1:36)


 
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