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Feb 7

Dolphin in Taiji

Posted by abiao at 13:59 | Others | Comments(0) | Reads(2961)
This post has nothing to do with quantitative finance, so please skip it if you have no interest at all.

A friend of mine, who is an active animal protectionist, asked me if it is possible to embed a video on my blog. I didn't promise at the beginning worrying the video has nothing to do with my topic, but decide to do so after watching it, in addition, today is Sunday, take a rest then.

Dolphin is among the most intelligent animals and its often friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude make it popular, I once read an article saying dolphin is as smart as an average three years kid, however, like many other animal species, it is under increasing human threat, as mentioned in Wikipedia, "In some parts of the world such as Taiji in Japan and the Faroe Islands, dolphins are traditionally considered as food, and killed in harpoon or drive hunts."

The video tells us how cruel the fishermen in Taiji are, how the activists hope to save dolphin but fail, a touching story worthy to think about.
PS: my friend is glad to add how happy he is after knowing Chinese government imposed a law recently against eatching dog meat in China, from now on it is illegal. A great step.

Below is the video, 90 minutes long, it is in English and with Chinese scripts.


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