The Sun newspaper exposes Taiji lies.
Secrect filming exposes Taiji fishermen’s lies about horrific killing methods
Fishermen said that piercing the animals’ spinal cord with a sharp spike killed them instantly.
But video shot using cameras hidden on cliffs overlooking the waters show what really happens
Hunters are seen driving a spike into dolphins’ flesh before ramming a wooden plug in the wound to stop the blood turning the sea red.
They then DROWN the animals by tying their fins and pushing them underwater.
Ric O’Barry, 71, who trained TV dolphin Flipper and made The Cove, last night said: “The dolphins thrash in agony for minutes. It is beyond cruel. We knew it was a lie, but couldn’t prove it until now.”
Activist Dieter Hagmann, who revealed the video for German conservationists Atlantic Blue, said: “The video confirms our worst fears.
"The fisherman work in shielded secrecy and supposedly use a bloodless humane method of killing. The footage exposed the cruel truth."
The Japanese government defends the killings for meat as traditional.
See video here -