Posted by: kkhalifax | May 10, 2010

The Cove

The CoveAs you know we’re film buffs. Last night we saw a really incredible and disturbing movie called The Cove about the treatment of dolphins in the town of Taiji, Japan. The movie follows a team of activists and filmmakers as they try to film a remote and hidden cove in Taiji where dolphins rounded up by fishing boats and slaughtered each year.

The Cove does an amazing job illustrating why it’s important to stop the slaughter – not simply because dolphins are beloved as cute or intelligent animals, but because of the myriad environmental and human health catastrophes that accompany this annual practice.

It’s not easy to watch, but it should really be seen. This year it won Best Full-Length Documentary Film at the Oscars and has inspired lots of activism around the world. If you’ve already seen the film and/or are familiar with the issue of dolphin capture, you can donate to the cause here. Check out the official website here.

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