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Dolphin Supporters Protest Outside of Japanese Consulate

By David Markland
Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 04:17PM
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As part of "International Save the Dolphins Day," nearly two dozen protesters stood in front of the Japanese Consulate on Grand Avenue today holding up signs calling for the end to dolphin fishing and capture.

Asked why dolphins in particular should be exempt from fishing, protester Robert London said, "Primarily, they have self awareness," similar to gorillas and elephants.

"The Japanese government needs to realize the world is watching," he said. "They should stop handing permits to fisherman to do this. They're just doing it because the government subsidizes it and they need the work. Nobody even likes to eat dolphin meat."

Additional protests were also held today outside of other Japanese consulates around the world.

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