View and Ric O'Barry - Hundreds of protesters gather opposite the Japanese Embassy in London to protest against the killing of the mammals during the dolphin drives that take place annually from September to March in Taiji, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. at Japanese Embassy London - London, United Kingdom - Friday 7th November 2014
Ric O'Barry is the man who caught and trained the dolphins for the 1960s TV series Flipper. And when one of them committed suicide due to the stress of captivity, he dedicated his life to freeing dolphins. As he explains, these are sentient beings whose social structures and playful natures are destroyed by being held in tanks. And over the years his attention has focussed on the town of Taiji, Japan, where many of the world's trained dolphins are caught. But even worse, the dolphins that don't make the cut are taken into a cove and pointlessly slaughtered.
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