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In Taiji, Japan 52 dolphins were taken captive (to be sold to international aquariums) and 40 were slaughtered for their meat. Of the 52 captives, despair will most likely also be their "inexplicable" cause of death. This assertion may seem bold, but as a former marine mammal trainer of 12 years at Marineland of Canada, I can attest to the grief and suffering these sentient beings experience.