The dolphin drive hunt [as depicted in the motion picture documentary, The Cove] proceeded as normal this year in the days preceding September 1st. Everything appeared to be progressing as normally when the Japanese selected particular dolphins from the group for captivity. No dolphins were killed.
Come friday, a town official reported that no dolphins had been killed, and the remaining animals released.
This news came right on the heels of Animal Rights activist Rick O'Barry delivering a petition containing some 1.7 million signatures from people in over 150 nations.
If this report is true, this will be the first time in [recorded] history that these dolphins have not been led to slaughter. Truly a momentous accomplishment. We have to keep up the good work, and keep the pressure on. The next step will be to get JAZA (Japanese Association of Zoos & Aquariums) expelled from WAZA (World Association of Zoos & Aquariums).
Keep up the good work, guys. Together, we can accomplish anything! The proof is in the pudding, as they say