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The Cove….another eye opening

The Cove

In this last series of commentary, I have produce, I feel this was one that really hit home.

This Paragraph taken from Wikipedia it says……

The Cove is a 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions Japan’s dolphin hunting culture. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. The film is a call to action to halt mass dolphin kills, change Japanese fishing practices, and to inform and educate the public about the risks, and increasing hazard, of mercury poisoning from dolphin meat. The film is told from an ocean conservationist’s point of view.[2][3] The film highlights the fact that the number of dolphins killed in the Taiji dolphin drive hunting is several times greater than the number of whales killed in the Antarctic, and claims that 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan every year by the country’s whaling industry. The migrating dolphins are herded into a cove where they are netted and killed by means of spears and knives over the side of small fishing boats. The film argues that dolphin hunting as practiced in Japan is unnecessary and cruel.

Since the film’s release, The Cove has drawn controversy over neutrality, secret filming, and its portrayal of the Japanese people.

The film was directed by former National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos.[4] Portions were filmed secretly during 2007 using underwater microphones and high-definition cameras disguised as rocks.[2][5]

The documentary won the U.S. Audience Award at the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. It was selected out of the 879 submissions in the category.[2][6]

 

 

Another good documentary in the same line as “BlackFish” bringing all of us back to reality about the cruelness and slaughter of these wonderful marine mammals. I strongly urge everyone who is a animal lover to please see this film. You will get, angry, upset and your stomach with turn from the cruelty these animal are suffering. I cried, and I am still crying. I do not know, how to help, I wanna help…..Please let stop this insane practice. If we don’t future generations will never ever see a Dolphin or a Whale again.” CRH

If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

 

Thank you,

 

Cristina Harris

Editor-in-chief

 

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Full-time blogger, Part-time Published Novelist, Vegetarian and Animal Advocate. Founder of Max and Friends-The Magazine, The Newswithin Blog,Providence Publishers Blog and her favorite The Poor American Blog.

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