This past Saturday a friend of mine invited me to see a new documentary called The Cove. I was not prepared for what I was about to see and this movie has had a huge impact on me.

In The Cove, a team of activists and filmmakers infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan. In the remote village of Taiji, Japan they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat.

The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story. It’s critical that we get the word out in Japan. Once the Japanese people know we believe they will demand change.

I have included the trailer below:

To find showtimes in your are, please visit The Cove website.

Even if you aren’t able to see the movie, I ask that you take a couple of minutes and go to a website they have setup called Take Part. On this website you will find a electronic letter to President Obama, Vice President Biden and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki urging them to address this issue. The goal is to get 30,000 signatures and at the time of this posting there are over 23,700. Please take a moment to help bring awareness to and hopefully stop this needless slaughter of Dolphins and Porpoises by clicking here.

For those who have seen the movie, I would love to hear your feedback and comments.

Thank you for your time.

Dave

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