Monday, January 20, 2014

"Herded dolphins to be slaughtered at Japan's Taiji Cove" by Madison Park and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN

The Cove is a 2009 documentary and call to halt mass dolphin kills in Japan.

The film is told from an ocean conservationist's point of view, and 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.  It claims that thousands of 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.