Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Raise Awareness: See The Cove
The Cove, a new documentary, exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening.
Out of the 20,000 only a few are auctioned off to marine aquariums for shows and entertainment. As for the rest, they are slaughtered in almost savage ways, for no reason. The people in japan are barely aware that this is happening, or the fact that they are being killed slowly by the mercury consumption that their government covers up and lies about.
For more information visit the official site, or watch the movie on netflix or through other sources. Spread the word.
Here on the Atlantic coast seeing a pod of dolphins playing just offshore is a thrill, and watching them play around the boat you're in, is even more exciting. I can't imagine killing these super intelligent creatures for food.
And so it goes.