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Potential Welfare Impacts of Chase and Capture of Small Cetaceans during Drive Hunts in Japan.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature298394
Source
J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2019 Feb 26; :1-16
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
Feb-26-2019
Author
Courtney S Vail
Diana Reiss
Philippa Brakes
Andrew Butterworth
Author Affiliation
a Lightkeepers , Phoenix , AZ , USA.
Source
J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2019 Feb 26; :1-16
Date
Feb-26-2019
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Abstract
Drive hunts are a method to herd, capture and kill small cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in coastal waters of some countries including Japan and the Faroe Islands. In Japan, these methods are often associated with the acquisition of live dolphins for international marine parks and aquaria. During the hunts, dolphins are herded by a flotilla of fishing vessels and loud underwater noise created by fishermen banging hammers on metal poles. The prolonged and strenuous chase and use of sound barriers to herd, capture, and restrain the dolphins can result in acute stress and injury. The authors review physiological and behavioral data pertaining to chase, encirclement, and live capture of dolphins and draw comparisons between chase and capture data for marine and terrestrial species. This analysis raises substantial welfare concerns associated with the hunts and acquisition of dolphins from such capture operations. The authors assert that this data detailing the negative impacts of chase, herding and handling (capture) of small cetaceans renders these hunts inherently inhumane and should inform policy relating to the collection and management of dolphins in the wild.
PubMed ID
30806084 View in PubMed
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Potential Welfare Impacts of Chase and Capture of Small Cetaceans during Drive Hunts in Japan.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature309630
Source
J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2020 Apr-Jun; 23(2):193-208
Publication Type
Journal Article
Author
Courtney S Vail
Diana Reiss
Philippa Brakes
Andrew Butterworth
Author Affiliation
Lightkeepers, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Source
J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2020 Apr-Jun; 23(2):193-208
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Animal Welfare
Animals
Dolphins - injuries - physiology - psychology
Japan
Sound - adverse effects
Stress, Physiological
Stress, Psychological
Abstract
Drive hunts are a method to herd, capture and kill small cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in coastal waters of some countries including Japan and the Faroe Islands. In Japan, these methods are often associated with the acquisition of live dolphins for international marine parks and aquaria. During the hunts, dolphins are herded by a flotilla of fishing vessels and loud underwater noise created by fishermen banging hammers on metal poles. The prolonged and strenuous chase and use of sound barriers to herd, capture, and restrain the dolphins can result in acute stress and injury. The authors review physiological and behavioral data pertaining to chase, encirclement, and live capture of dolphins and draw comparisons between chase and capture data for marine and terrestrial species. This analysis raises substantial welfare concerns associated with the hunts and acquisition of dolphins from such capture operations. The authors assert that this data detailing the negative impacts of chase, herding and handling (capture) of small cetaceans renders these hunts inherently inhumane and should inform policy relating to the collection and management of dolphins in the wild.
PubMed ID
30806084 View in PubMed
Less detail