‘The Cove’ Japanese village resists dolphin defenders

Posted by Christine, November 8, 2010

TAIJI, Japan — An unprecedented meeting between conservationists and leaders of the dolphin-hunting village depicted in the Oscar-winning film “The Cove” ended in bitter disagreement Tuesday.

Taiji’s hunt each year draws a range of protesters who videotape the slaughter and occasionally scuffle with local fishermen. This season — the first since the Oscar was awarded — the attention has been particularly intense, and the usually unresponsive town leaders agreed to a discussion at the town’s community center.

But the two-hour meeting was acrimonious from the start.

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