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The Dolphins of Toshima Island

The people of an island belonging to Tokyo have registered a pod of 16 dolphins as people. The dolphins are registered citizens of Toshima Island and therefore, Tokyo, to which the island belongs. Toshima is a vacation spot int he Izu Islands with one village and a huge forest of camellia trees that makes up 80% of the landscape of the island.

It is also home to the largest species of lily in the world. All of this brings attention to the plight of over hunted sea life that ends up in tuna cans.  In order to protect these dolphin species from hunters, a group on Toshima called and their advocates among conservation societies have registered dolphins as official Japanese citizens. To hunt them is to commit murder. It is a brilliant move.


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