Japan slaughters thousands of dolphins

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Every year, thousands of dolphins are herded into a tranquil cove in Japan where some are captured for sale to marine parks, the rest slaughtered for their meat.

Despite the efforts of the Japanese authorities to keep it hidden, the massacre has been captured on film by a guerrilla documentary team led by the man who trained Flipper.

Until now, the yearly slaughter of 2,000 dolphins in a small town in Japan has been one of the country’s most shameful secrets. But The Cove