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Story Publication logo October 30, 2013

Peru's Dolphin Slaughter


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A brutal and illegal practice takes place far off the coast of Peru--the secret slaughter of...

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The 'pigs of the sea' are what the fishermen refer to husky dolphins as. Image by Jim Wickens/Ecostorm/ITV News. Peru, 2013.

Some 10,000 dolphins are killed each year to be used as bait for shark fishing off the coast of Peru. It is thought to be the largest slaughter of dolphins in the world. This practice is illegal and was captured on film by British investigative journalist, Jim Wickens.


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