Protesters are set march on the Japanese Embassy to demand the country halts the ‘brutal and inhumane’ slaughter of thousands of dolphins.
It comes after horrific footage taken by animal rights activists was broadcast across the world, showing Japanese hunters trapping a terrified pod of dolphins in a cove before netting their victims and cutting their throats out with large knives.
These gentle, intelligent mammals can be seen thrashing about in agony in a blood-red sea, some taking up to 10 minutes to die from their wounds.
Around 20,000 dolphins and porpoises will be butchered by fishermen off the coast of Japan in the next six months, if the Japanese Government does not ban the 400-year-old hunting tradition.
This savage practise is now largely bankrolled by 50 Japanese aquariums, which will pay up to