Well I was commenting more on the way they are perceived here in America.
I agree, I dont like watching it, but it's still no different than any type of commercial fishing.
I mean pigs are extremely smart as far as animals are concerned, much more so than dogs even. That doesn't stop American's from stuffing their faces pull of pork on a daily basis. Why dont pigs bring out the emotions that dolphins do? Because we were brought up to think of eating them as normal. In Japan dolphins are thought of the same way.