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Operation Infinite Patience
The past ten days in Taiji have been absolute torture, to say the very least, for hundreds of dolphins whose only mistake was to have migrated close to Taiji, in southeast Japan. There are not many ways to describe the destruction of large pods of marine mammals, and the ongoing torment that those individuals that have either survived these drives, or were taken into captivity, will forever endure. In recent days, we have seen mankind at it’s very worst, and the dolphin hunt in Taiji at it’s most greed-driven. What is most excruciating about the devastation witnessed here is the profits that a few individuals will now reap. This extends out to the international level, as this is an issue of worldwide demand for dolphins in captivity, with Taiji being the focal point of the global captive dolphin trade.