Dolphin Hunter Couldn’t Ignore Feelings of Sorrow and Regret

Written by on February 25, 2014 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

Liz Hayes of Australia’s 60 Minutes interviews former dolphin hunter Izumi Ishii and it is worth watching.

Ishii is a sixth-generation fishermen and a third-generation dolphin hunter, but after years and years of hunts, he cut all ties with his fellow dolphin hunters and walked away. Why? Because he could no longer ignore the sorrow and regret that was building up inside him.

Watch the whole interview to learn what Ishii says is the only way to end the dolphin hunts for good. Learn more about the annual dolphin hunts here.

Driving the dolphins into The Cove. Photo courtesy of

Driving the dolphins into The Cove. Photo courtesy of

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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