A heartbreaking video has emerged of a baby dolphin being ripped from its mother – allegedly to be sold to a marine park.
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Distressing footage taken of dolphin hunters in Taiji, Japan, show the desperate mum trying to wrestle its calf from the barbaric divers.
A woman, thought to be Carter, can be heard sobbing as she filmed at least five divers grab the panicking dolphin. It writhes in the frothing water as it appears to try to escape their grasp. And at one point its mother, a much larger dolphin, swims over and tries to knock the divers away in order to save her pup.
Meanwhile, other dolphins appear to try to help as they swim around the divers, thrashing their tails around the heartless hunters who pin the baby down as it desperately bobs its head in the water. After about 30 seconds the divers push the dolphin up against a boat where it is scooped up in a net.
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