Whatever one might think about the capturing and killing of the dolphins in the cove at Taiji, Japan one has to respect the locals. Clearly this activity is deplorable but the local Japanese have been fair and balanced in their public reaction.
The two photos above show the protesters on the beach in the cove with their signs and at the City sign on the road approaching Taiji. The fact that the Japanese Government allowed these persons to signal their opinion against the actions of the Taji fishermen indicates a strong democratic respect from an ancient, traditional and very formal society. NAUTICAL LOG was pleased to see how both parties reacted to this controversy.
One has to wonder how many other countries would allow such protests in view of the recent violent governmental reaction to protests in the Russian Federation, Venezuela, Egypt and Nigeria to mention just the ones making the News this last week.