Every year from September to May thousands of dolphins and small whales are brutally slaughtered in Japan. These mammals are herded into coves or lagoons using a system of metal poles, which are used to bang together creating noise to disorient the dolphins by creating a “wall of sound” and not allowing the dolphins to communicate with one another. They are forced to swim away from the sound and into coves to be killed. The hunters then bind the dolphins once they are in the shallow water. This in itself can cause serious injury to the dolphins, but is not enough for the killers, who also use large metal rods to stab the dolphins spinal cords. Dolphins do not die right away from these injuries and instead they slowly die from internal bleeding or by drowning in their own blood (CNN.com, 2014).