All over the world people are feeling the effects of overfishing. While I would personally advocate not eating fish to begin with, others have come up with alternative solutions, from establishing sustainably managed fisheries to launching campaigns educating the public on what fish to consume.

And then there is this:

In the Japanese fishing village of Taiji, fishermen are rounding up and slaughtering hundreds and even thousands of dolphins right now.

After driving pods of dolphins into shallow coves, the fishermen kill the dolphins, slashing their throats with knives or stabbing them with spears. Thrashing about, the dolphins take as long as six minutes to die. The water turns red with their blood and the air fills with their screams.

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This brutal massacre — the largest scale dolphin kill in the world — goes on for six months of every year. Even more shocking, the captive dolphin industry is an accomplice to the kill.

Way to go fellas — violence and murder is always the easiest solution, isn’t it? Who’s next after you wipe out all of your non-human competition?

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If you would like to do something, One Voice, the Earth Island Institute, and the Elsa Nature Conservancy have a few options on their website.