The Cove

I just watched the documentary The Cove, and it was incredibly moving.  I first heard about this documentary when it won Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars this past year, but I haven’t had a chance to watch it until now.  I recommend putting The Cove in your Netflix queue.

“The Cove is a 2009 American documentary film that describes the annual killing of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan from an ocean conservationists point of view. The film highlights the fact that the number of dolphins killed in the Taiji dolphin hunting drive is several times greater than the number of whales killed in the Antarctic, and reports that 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan every year in the country’s whaling industry. The migrating dolphins are herded into a hidden cove where they are netted and killed by means of spears and knives over the side of small fishing boats.”

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