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The Cove On DVD - £3.49 Delivered @ Play

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5y, 9m agoFound 5 years, 9 months ago
Watched it last night, next time you sit down with your family be sure to watch these dolphin families being slaughtered by the maniacs of Taiji, Japan- sure makes me think twice about buying Japanese.

The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O'arry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O'Barry who captured and trained the 5 dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation "flipper."

But his close relationship with those dolphins - the very dolphins who sparked a global fascination with trained sea mammals that continues to this day -- led O'Barry to a radical change of heart. One fateful day, a heartbroken Barry came to realize that these deeply sensitive, highly intelligent and self-aware creatures so beautifully adapted to life in the open ocean must never be subjected to human captivity again. This mission has brought him to Taiji, a town that appears to be devoted to the wonders and mysteries of the sleek, playful dolphins and whales that swim off their coast.

But in a remote, glistening cove, surrounded by barbed wire and "Keep Out" signs, lies a dark reality. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji, driven by a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry and an underhanded market for mercury-tainted dolphin meat, engage in an unseen hunt. The nature of what they do is so chilling -- and the consequences are so dangerous to human health -- they will go to great lengths to halt anyone from seeing it.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
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I agree its not nice, but its ok for British Fisherman, to depleat our cod stocks almost to extinction just for your fish and chips?..

Or to bomb countries just for their oil ?

The japanese are no different than you or I
#3
I would simply ask the question how many films have you seen of British fisherman herding families of highly inteliigent cod into secret coves before slaughtering them?
banned#4
canada16
I agree its not nice, but its ok for British Fisherman, to depleat our cod stocks almost to extinction just for your fish and chips?..

Or to bomb countries just for their oil ?

The japanese are no different than you or I

dont be so thick - do you really think the fishermen want to chuck the fish back or the british people support the iraq invasion?

these japanese fishermen slaughter these dolphins in a barbaric fashion, just for mercury-tainted dolphin meat that they fed to school children!

Mind you, not the sort of thing I'd want to watch more than once.
#5
DOesn't sound like a bundle of laughs to be honest, but a good price
#6
kevw
I would simply ask the question how many films have you seen of British fisherman herding families of highly inteliigent cod into secret coves before slaughtering them?

I'm curious to know in what way you think trawling up cod and gutting them alive is different.
banned#7
Decentbloke
kevw
I would simply ask the question how many films have you seen of British fisherman herding families of highly inteliigent cod into secret coves before slaughtering them?


I'm curious to know in what way you think trawling up cod and gutting them alive is different.

cod are fish and gutting is quick unlike harpoons being chucked into dolphins (mammals) backs until they bleed to death (over hours).
#8
I agree with COD are fish.. I was lucky enough to swm with Dolphins many years ago and was a brilliant expierience... but when I swam with my Fish supper was a bit crap ! and messy.
#9
@ csiman & chromedome: yes, cod are fish - they're vertebrates, they have complex behaviours, they feel pain .............. and they're not interested in swimming with you.

@ csiman: hmmm, so you wouldn't mind being eviscerated, because it's quick?
#10
Watch this documemtary and it'll make you think twice about going to Seaworld-like aquariums or captive swim with dolphins foundations (different from encountering them in the wild). These support the barbaric practices displayed in this documentary. Also, the level of intelligence and the fact that dolphins are (like us) self-aware is also explored. The account of a dolphin killing itself to escape continued captivity is heart-breaking.

Anyone interested in joining the documentary's cause can do so through facebook.

23,000 dolphins slaughtered a year is an extinction issue.
#11
"I'm curious to know in what way you think trawling up cod and gutting them alive is different."

You should watch the film where you will observe the difference between gutting and stabbing a mammal in the back with knives and harpoons, and then you will also see the young dolphin filmed trying to escape before it sinks in a pool of blood.

Edited By: kevw on Mar 02, 2011 13:32
banned#12
Decentbloke
@ csiman & chromedome: yes, cod are fish - they're vertebrates, they have complex behaviours, they feel pain .............. and they're not interested in swimming with you.

@ csiman: hmmm, so you wouldn't mind being eviscerated, because it's quick?

Jeez - you just dont get it do you!

A quick kill is essential. This isnt the case for these dolphins. I expect you havent even seen this film and prefer to make stupid comparisons that British consumers of fish are the same as japanese fishermen harpooning dolphins.
#13
Just trying to cut through the hypocrisy of people who get on their high horse over cruelty perpetrated by foreigners while they turn a blind eye to cruelty involved in bringing food to their own table.

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