Monday, June 28, 2010
The Secret is out on "The Cove"...
This week while enjoying my 5 days off in row from work I watched several movies. One them was the documentary "The Cove". This movie was extremely moving and has forever caused me to make permanent changes in my life. Such as never going to another Sea World, aquarium, or zoo. I refuse to support the keeping of innocent animals caged and exploited. I must warn you this movie is graphic and quite disdurbing but very powerful.
Here is a little overview of why the movie was made and what it is all about, I got this info from thecovemovie.com
The Secret Is Out. Spread the Word.
The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The focus of the Social Action Campaign for The Cove is to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter.
And it’s been working. The film has been making waves since it premiered last year. Critical praise and audience awards worldwide have focused international attention on Taiji and the annual dolphin drives off the coast of Japan. Under intense pressure, Taiji called for a temporary ban on killing bottlenose dolphins. The film, which was originally rejected, was shown at the Tokyo Film Festival due to public outcry. Residents in Taiji are being tested for mercury poisoning, and for the first time Japanese media are covering the issue.
Close to a million people have signed on to the campaign, but this is just the beginning. The fisherman are clearly rattled, but haven’t stopped killing dolphins.
TakePart now to help shut down the cove for good. You can find out more information on how to help or see the movie Here