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October 6, 2011 Lit. Review 1 Citation: Randazzo, Jackie. " Japan's Small Cetacean Hunt: Problems and Solutions." Idiana University, 2009. Print. Brief summary Very briefly the reading is about how small cetacean, which are lesser whales, dolphins, and porpoises, hunts like those in Taiji, Japan threaten the environment and our health. We need changes within international laws and treaties, other policy recommendations include an increased range of whale sanctuaries and improved whale watching programs to combat these threats. Author(s) The author is Jackie Randazzo. She wrote this as her undergraduate thesis under her Advisor Lisa Bingham, professor at Indiana University Unfamiliar vocabulary Small cetacean- lesser whales dolphins and porpoises 3 pertinent quotations 1. The fishermen then herd the dolphins into a secret cove near Taiji and brutally massacre them with fishing hooks, spears, and knives. The slaughter is not quick, and the dolphins suffer long minutes, even suffocating in their own blood as the tiny cove turns dark red. Silence replaces the screeching and wailing that once filled the shore as the last dolphin slips underneath the crimson water ( Randazzo 2). This shows the inhumanity and cruelty that this occurring and strengthens the animal cruelty aspect of my argument. 2. As dolphin activist Rick O Barry says, “This is the only place in the world where you can watch dolphins perform and then go and eat them.” Two bottlenose dolphins reside in a filthy, tight 24 square meter pool outside in the dolphinarium. Even smaller pens hold as many as twelve dolphins and pilot whales (Randazzo 10). This is another quote that shows the cruelty that these animals are suffering. 3. Another severe problem attributed to the drive hunts is the contamination of whale and dolphin meat. Mercury, a toxic substance in high quantities, poisons much of the meat sold on the market and in school lunch programs (Randazzo 10). This quote shows the health threat that humans are suffering from because of these hunts. 4. However, many analyses have shown that the mercury levels found in dolphin meat at local supermarkets and schools far exceed the levels the Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry of Japan has put in place (Randazzo 10). This strengthens my argument and also shows how we could be without knowing getting poisoned. These quotes met my expectations because I watched a documentary called The Cove, on these hunts and it really bothered me that all of this was going on. My research question is along the lines of how do dolphin hunts affect the environment and humans. This answers both questions and contains plenty of quotes to support my arguments. While having some background knowledge this article left me wondering if these hunts are happening in other parts of the world as well 10/12/11 Lit. Review 2 Citation:
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Mulvaney, K., and B. McKay. "Small Cetaceans: Small Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises." Seas at The Millennium 3 (2000)Print. Brief summary: This resource starts by explaining in detail what a cetacean is which is only
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