Demonstrators at a rally in Tokyo on August 31 protest against the start of Japan's annual dolphin hunt in Taiji. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture What If They Opened A Dolphin Theme Park, And Nobody Came? October 17, 2013 The site of an infamous yearly dolphin hunt in Japan may also soon become the site of a marine park where tourists could swim with dolphins and small whales. The catch? Money generated by the park would help support the annual cetacean slaughter. Commentator Barbara J. King calls the proposed park indefensible.