The Cove: an evocation of peace, quiet, a secret paradise.
But this particular film, an award winning one no less, shows the world the secrets a cove in Japan harbours. It is about life and death – the blithe living of wildlife and a nonchalant greed that not only kills but destroys families in the process.
The review in TODAY sums it up well:
Director Louie Psihoyos and his team’s dangerous mission to document the slaughter of dolphins in a Japanese town is presented alongside the story of Richard O’Barry, who was the dolphin trainer for the TV show Flipper in the ’60s, and how his personal experiences with dolphins led him to crusade against keeping these mammals in captivity….
Of course, dolphin torture is only a symptom of a larger malaise: This film more or less represents all that is wrong with the world today. It’s requisite viewing for anyone with a social conscience.
Part of the movie features footage of an on-site protest by a group of surfers, including some celebrities, last October.
More review listed here.
Check out the movie’s homepage, and sign up for the campaign (bottom of the page).
Captive animals in Singapore
Don’t forget the whale sharks that Resort World Sands originally intended to bring in. They are free from Resorts World now, but the IR still intends to bring in dolphins, who will not arrive under happy circumstances, despite their smiley faces.
Also, please also help Sammy, the whale shark being held captive in an integrated resort in Dubai, and whose story helped fanned support against Resort World’s plans.
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