U.S. Ambassador Decries ‘Inhumane’ Japanese Dolphin Hunt

More than 200 dolphins have been corralled into a secluded cove, where the killing will begin tomorrow

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US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy delivers a speech during a welcome luncheon hosted by the America-Japan Society and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan at an event in Tokyo on November 27, 2013.

The U.S. ambassador to Japan denounced an annual dolphin hunt that was exposed in stomach-turning detail by the Oscar-winning documentary, The Cove.

Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was “deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing.” Fishermen in the village of Taiji have coralled at least 200 dolphins into a secluded cove and sealed it off with fishing nets, local activists told Reuters. The activists have prepared a live feed of the cove, which they expect to become extremely difficult to watch by tomorrow, when the killing begins.