(VIDEO) We’ve got ’em! Anyone who’s been following the recent events in Taiji, Japan has probably asked, ‘Who are The Black Fish?’ Scuba divers from this mysterious European based conservation organization entered the infamous cove during a night storm and secretly cut the nets of six dolphin holding pens. In Global Animal’s exclusive 3-part interview with Wietse van der Werf, co-founder of The Black Fish, van der Werf reveals the origins of The Black Fish. He also discusses how their tactics differ from other organizations, like Sea Shepherd and Ric O’Barry’s Save Japan Dolphins, and why The Black Fish believe direct action is necessary.
For Wietse van der Werf and his organization, the dolphin captivity trade in Europe and beyond is inextricably connected to the annual slaughter in Taiji and the ghastly conditions for imprisoned dolphins at marine parks (dolphinariums) worldwide.