Academic papers tend to be dull, but I just read one that disturbed me. “A Veterinary and Behavioral Analysis of Dolphin Killing Methods Currently Used in the ‘Drive Hunt’ in Taiji, Japan,” was published last year in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.

And as we’ll see below, the “new” method of killing dolphins (intended to be an improvement on the old method) creates such terror and pain that it would be illegal to kill cows in this manner under Japanese law itself. The paper is viewable free online, but it’s not for the faint-hearted.

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