These are the boats that the hunters went out in this morning. They started to drive a pod of over 100 striped dolphins at the horizon. The dolphins fought back and two thirds of them managed to outmaneouvre the boats and escaped.
But tragically, they lost a third of their family as the rest, still fighting all the way, were driven into the shallow waters of the Cove and slaughtered for human consumption.
Amended after update : There is always confusion about numbers at first as Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians have to review footage afterwards. It has now been estimated that :
“This morning a very large pod of Striped dolphins were discovered and driven toward the cove. During the drive a majority of the pod escaped, however,58-60 dolphins, including juveniles and babies, were slaughtered with no lives spared.”
In the words of Martyn Stewart, Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian, who is in Taiji :
To say this is distressing would be an understatement,if I had a script writer I would be able to articulate this a lot better but in simple terms, a large family of striped dolphins were separated, chased and destroyed at the drop of a hat. As I write with tears in my eye this is just too much to endure”
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