Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Cove

Dolphin slaughter. Fancy watching a movie about that? Neither did we, but we found ourselves absolutely hooked while recently watching The Cove, a documentary about the continued slaughter of thousands of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.

The Cove is a moving portrayal of former Dolphin trainer, Ric O'Barry's, ambition to inform the world of this desperately tragic annual death-spree, held in secrecy off the coast of Japan. The Cove, amongst other things, argues how unnecessary and cruel this practice is, particularly considering the high proportion of mercury found in Dolphin meat. According to the National Institute for Minimata Disease, over a thousand residents from Taiji were found to have mercury levels at ten times the national average.

Mercury poisoning can cause damage to the nervous system and for pregnant women can also cause birth defects.

Join O'Barry and Fealte & Rosebud by signing this petition to save these incredible creatures from what could be the beginning of their extinction.

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