Victory! World's Top Zoo Association Kicks Japan Out Over Cruel Dolphin Drives
APRIL 24, 2015
This week, animal advocates are celebrating news that the world?s top zoo association has finally suspended its Japanese member over its ties with the brutal dolphin drives that take place every year in Taiji.
Conservationists have been working for years to get the World Association for Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to take a meaningful stand against member facilities that support the live capture of dolphins, but it had yet to take any real action until now.
WAZA announced that after failing to reach an agreement regarding its policies addressing the acquisition of animals, it voted unanimously to suspend the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) because of its continued involvement with controversial drive hunts.
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