How many dolphins get slaughtered in Japan every year?



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    1484 dolphins and whales were caught in 2008, and fishermen planned to catch around 2,400 in 2009. Some are sold to aquatic parks instead of being consumed as food.

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    In 2007 there was a reported 996 dolphins slaughtered via hunting drives in Japan.  This included the striped, bottlenose, and Risso’s dolphins.  These numbers however, do not include the number of dolphins harpooned or killed by things other than the drives.

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