You must watch this film.
Over the weekend I rented the Cove, a documentary about the brutal dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. The team of activists, producers and filmmakers go undercover and extremely Hollywood to get into this town and finally expose it’s dirty little secret. These fisherman are killing 23,000 dolphins each year.
The movie talks a lot about dolphins and their unbelievable abilities, like the fact that their sonar is so strong they can hear your heart beat, or be able to tell if you are pregnant. Dolphins are unlike any other animal in life- including humans, they will stay travel in the same pod as their mothers for their entire lives (which happens to be 45-50 years, but more than half die after 2 years when in captivity).
If you haven’t already seen it, you need to watch it. It really puts in perspective your own actions in your everyday life. The Japanese government was going to allow dolphin meat, which is 5000x more contaminated with mercury than the World Health Organizations 0.4ppm (parts per million. source), be a staple in school lunches- luckily it didn’t get passed, but what is getting passed that we don’t hear about? Think about our meat industries and the food we choose to consume (enter food inc).
If you haven’t already seen this movie- rent it, today. You won’t regret it. You might cry though, it’s shocking to see what goes on, and how it may continue to go on. You can also click the little red button at the bottom of my blog roll and also add that button to your page. The more people we get on board the better.