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Defending Dolphins Worldwide

Operation Grind Stop
Faeroe Islands:
Operation Ferocious Isles

End the butchering of pilot whales
in the Faeroes

Taiji slaughter
Taiji Dolphin Slaughter:
Cove Guardians

Stop the senseless slaughter of
dolphins in Taiji, Japan
 

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had had a long and successful history with defending and protecting small cetaceans. Unlike whales, small cetaceans (e.g., dolphins, pilot whales, belugas, and orcas) do not have an international body like the International Whaling Commission to regulate the killing. There are simply no regulations or the regulations are ignored. Sea Shepherd has intervened over the years to disrupt these killings, to initiate worldwide protests, and to keep media and public pressure on those responsible through articles, films, and interventions.

There are many problems facing dolphins around the world, such as:

  • Fishing methods that kill (purse seine, driftnets, gillnets, by-catch, etc)
  • Entanglement in fishing gear
  • Captivity
  • Marine pollution (pesticides, heavy metals, plastics, industrial and agricultural pollutants)
  • Habitat degradation
  • Low frequency sonar
  • Boat traffic

Sea Shepherd has employed our unique brand of direct action against the killing of dolphins in the Faeroe Islands and Japan.

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In 2003, Sea Shepherd kicked the doors open in Taiji,
exposing the gruesome slaughter of dolphins . . .

Now, the movie, The Cove, has won an Oscar,
keeping this issue in the international spotlight . . .

The Cove

Read all about it!