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Sea Shepherd's Dolphin Defense Campaign in Taiji, Japan Donate Now
 

February 25, 2014

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

February 20, 2014

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

February 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 10, 2014

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

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

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

November 12, 2013

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

September 16, 2013

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

From the Cove to Captivity (English)

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.

From the Cove to Captivity (Japanese)

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.

January 20, 2013

Bottlenose dolphin captive selection within killing cove of Taiji, Japan

January 4, 2013

Transfer of a bottlenose dolphin from harbour to whale museum

I am a Cove Guardian

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

October 20, 2012

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

September 30, 2012

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

September 12, 2012

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

March 27, 2012

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

March 12, 2012

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

March 12, 2012

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

February 27, 2012

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

February 27, 2012

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

February 2012

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.

February 2012

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

February 2012

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.

February 2012

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

January 2012

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

The Economics of Sustained Resistance

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)

December 2011

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

November 30th, 2011

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

November 9th, 2011

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

October 29th, 2011

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

October 27, 2011

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)

October 22, 2011

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

October 12, 2011

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

October 4, 2011

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

September 25, 2011

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

Video credit: Adrian Demone (2:02)

September 11-18, 2011

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

Video credit: Sea Shepherd (1:27)

May 05, 2011

Pilot Whales in the Killing Cove and Gutting Barge

May 05, 2011

Pilot Whales trying to escape the killing cove

March 10, 2011

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

Video credit: Thomas Gainard/Sea Shepherd

February 18, 2011

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

January 13, 2011

Dolphins stranded on rocks in the Cove

Video credit: Nicole McLachlan

January 12, 2011

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

Video credit: Nicole McLachlan

January 10, 2011

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

Video credit: Andy Romanowski

January 05, 2011

Misty In His New Tank at Dolphin Base

Video credit: Andy Romanowski

January 03, 2011

Misty the Dolphin Moved to a Different Tank at Dolphin Base

Video credit: Andy Romanowski

December 30, 2010

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

Video credit: Andy Romanowski

December 20, 2010

Dolphin hooked up to IV and floating dolphin

Video credit: Pierre Bourbonnais

November 13, 2010

Dolphins dragged by their tail fins to their deaths

Video credit: Big Gunns

October 27, 2010

Risso's and Bottlenose dolphins butchered on the gutting barge

November 18, 2003

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)