Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Kennedy's Dolphin Hunt Tweet

In 2009, a documentary called "The Cove" brought widespread attention to a dolphin hunt carried out annually in Taiji, Japan.  The film went on to win the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Film.  This year's Taiji dolphin hunt has attracted attention, not just from Sea Shepherd and other conservation and animal rights organizations opposed to the hunt, but even from The U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy.  On January 17, 2014, @CarolineKennedy tweeted
Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. USG opposes drive hunt fisheries.
This may be one of the most direct criticisms of a close ally a U.S. Ambassador has ever made about the humane treatment of animals.