Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Cove

We went to see a preview of "The Cove" and wow, this is a wake up call.

Confronting without being cringe material.

Makes me really question the Japanese values. They are SO different from what I consider normal.

The film was logically laid out, very well edited, and posed some great questions. Answers to these will only come after we (lots of us) complain, write in blogs and papers, and generally agitate for change.

"The Cove follows a team of activists and filmmakers as they infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan. In this remote village they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat.

The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story. It's critical that we get the word out in Japan. It's critical that we get the word out—everywhere. We believe that once the Japanese people know, they will demand change."

Film Website here

Action site here

FIVE THINGS you can do now

Write to our leaders and help get the word out in Japan.

Learn more about dolphins in captivity.

Choose the safest fish to eat.

Help Save Japan's Dolphin efforts on the frontlines.

Support the filmmakers with your donation

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