The Japanese town of Taiji, known for the inhumane, reprehensible, and bloody annual slaughter of dolphins that was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove", plans to open a marine mammal park. According to the mayor of Taiji, Kazutaka Sagen, "We want to send out the message that the town is living together with whales." People will be able to swim and kayak along side the dolphins in the cove, redecorated and disguised as a wildlife park, and where the mass killings will nonetheless continue.
Thousands of bottlenose dolphins have been captured in nets in the cove and bludgeoned to death. In 2011, 928 were caught. Some were sent to aquariums while others are wantonly and mercilessly stabbed to death leaving the water in the cove by Taiji deep red from blood. (The photo here is from and more information about the bloodbath can be gotten here.) It's a sickening sight, as is the laughter of the people doing the killing as if it's just fine to slaughter these highly sentient beings.