Starting from September 1st all the way through to the end of March, fishermen in Taiji, Japan go out in ‘banger boats’ every day (with exceptions) to unexpectedly ambush dolphins while they are en-route to their migration grounds. These fishermen, also called killermen, look for a pod of dolphins, corral them by banging on long poles emerged into the water used to scare the dolphins (caused by their ultra sensitive hearing) into a Cove where they are then trapped/confined by nets awaiting to be either sold to worldwide dolphinariums and marine parks, or more commonly, a cruel and brutal death.
Every year these actions are taken and end with taking the lives of nearly 2,000 dolphins from the oceans. Every year the boats go out and more commonly than not, come back in chasing a pod of dolphins..
To read more go to Ocean Advocates United – Dolphin Meat in Taiji.. A Killer from the Killers