I just finished watching the movie the cove, suggested by Alicia, but also the discussion on Oprah... oh my goodness what a fab movie... an eye openner of Japan and the things that are happening there with these animals. I think that Ric O'Barry has done a GREAT job on this film and the things he stands for as an activitist.... what can I do not help? any suggestions?
I'm not familiar with this, I'll have to look into watching it. Did you rent it or watch online? Is this something that shows horrible sad pictures/images?? I hate seeing suffering in animals! It makes watching a lot of animal documentaries hard for me.
Hi Crystal, This is really difficult to watch. Get ready for something horrible, but not the whole movie. Its a good movie and its a really important issue toreally understand by watching this. But be prepared for a really difficult scene.
There is also the website http://www.savejapandolphins.org/ where you can sign up to get updates from Ric O'Barry about all of the work he is doing. He invited followers of the website to go to The Cove in Taiji at the beginning of the slaughter season. I wanted to go but I couldn't afford it. Plus I believe the event was cancelled at the last minute due to Pro-slaughter extremists.
My Oceanography/Environmental Studies teacher (a 35-year-old, plaid-shirt donning, hip-music-listening-dude-with-a-beard) said he saw The Cove twice in theaters. The first time he actually cried. The second time he was with his girlfriend so he had to hold the tears back. When I first saw the film, I had to actually turn my head away because I was just so traumatized. It was just such a depressing thing to see and it still depresses me. It really makes you want to get out there and help.