No certainty whether Solomons' dolphin slaughter will continue next year | Pacific Beat

No certainty whether Solomons' dolphin slaughter will continue next year

No certainty whether Solomons' dolphin slaughter will continue next year

Updated 30 October 2013, 9:54 AEDT

In Solomon Islands, there's debate over whether the Malaitan village of Fanalei will once again hold its traditional dolphin hunt.

The hunt was abandoned two years ago but earlier this year it resumed after village chiefs said the development aid they had been promised in return had not arrived.

Over three months, more than 1,000 mammals were killed, many of them juveniles, causing controversy around the world.

Pacific Correspondent Campbell Cooney reports that the hunt has split the village itself, and there is no certainty it will go ahead this year.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Fanalei's Chief, Wilson Filei

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