Japanese mother takes shower
Japanese fishermen have finished killing some of the 250 dolphins trapped in what activists say was the biggest round-up they have witnessed in the last four years. They included a rare albino calf worth millions whose mother it reports may have committed suicide after being torn apart from her baby in the brutal separation process in Taiji. Locals who battled to save them by taking them back out to sea were distraught when the dolphins refused and persistently re-beached themselves to die.
One of the crusaders from Sea Sheperd, who hope to bring the dolphin's plight to light (left). Other cases OF animal 'suicides in 2005, shepherds in Turkey were stunned when 450 sheep systematically jumped to their deaths off a cliff.