Grim business as usual in the notorious Cove as 60-70 bottlenose dolphins are held overnight without food and due care and attention. The selection process will take place and those with the X=$$ factor will be moved to sea pens for programming before being sold to marine parks for human entertainment. There really is a fate worse than death. The unsuitables are likely to be brutally slaughtered.
This pod were a strongly bonded family unit who had built up a whistle/clicking signature of their own. It will be wiped out. Both this generation and the future generation of this pod is eradicated.
The moral of this Taiji Terror Tale. Captivity Kills either the spirit or physical form of the dolphin. For every performing dolphin in a marine park numerous of its family were brutally killed. Don’t buy a ticket and endorse this barbaric practice.
Simple supply and demand economics. No demand, no tickets sold will = no dolphins to be selected/trained and sent to parks. It is the sale of live captured dolphins that keeps the drive hunt afloat.