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'The Cove' Uncovers Culture of Cruelty and Profit Among Fishermen in Japan


Society & Culture  (tags: film, dolphins, cover-up, Sundance, expose', clandestine, exposure )

Raffi
- 2137 days ago - miamiherald.com
Here is the way Richard O'Barry describes himself: He spent 10 years building up the captive-dolphin industry -- and the last 35 years trying to tear it down. O'Barry is the Miami-based trainer who caught and wrangled the five mammals that in the



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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 11:05 am
'The Cove' uncovers culture of cruelty and profit among fishermen in Japan
By RENE RODRIGUEZ
rrodriguez@MiamiHerald.com

Here is the way Richard O'Barry describes himself: He spent 10 years building up the captive-dolphin industry -- and the last 35 years trying to tear it down.

O'Barry is the Miami-based trainer who caught and wrangled the five mammals that in the 1960s played in Flipper, the TV show that inadvertently kickstarted the country's fascination with dolphins.

Today, though, in the documentary The Cove, O'Barry leads a covert mission to film the horrifying slaughter of dolphins in the Japanese town of Taiji and bursts into a meeting of the International Whaling Commission with a video monitor playing footage of the killing strapped to his chest.

A passionate activist who has generated great controversy (and an arrest record) with his zero-tolerance attitude toward dolphin captivity, O'Barry first visited Taiji in 2003, lured by rumors of seasonal dolphin captures and butchering.

Although the killings took place in a heavily guarded cove lined with steep cliffs on three sides, there was enough visible activity by the government-sanctioned fishermen for O'Barry to shoot graphic footage for a DVD intended to attract the attention of the world media.

But his efforts got few nibbles.

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Carrie B. (311)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 3:19 pm
Thank you!
 

MmAWAY M. (474)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 5:46 pm
Please do visit this site...Wonder why I can't find this movie???

Will someone please let me know...
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 5:54 pm
http://thecovemovie.com/festivals/upcoming_screenings.htm

Here is a site where you can find the play dates and locations of the film. I thought the Florida review was very well done.
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 5:59 pm
You can also read the reviews for it and see all the awards-and there are MANY!
 

MmAWAY M. (474)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 6:10 pm
Thanks, I will check this out..This is very important to me....You are the greatest..
 

Lyn C. (70)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 6:23 pm
Have been checking every day to see if the movie "The Cove" is going to be anywhere nearby, but no luck so far. As much as I dread watching the movie, I will because it is important to be able to say that you have seen the movie when you condemn the slaughter of these intelligent creatures. Even the people who live in Japan don't know what's going on so it's more important than ever to get it out there for them to see for themselves.

Lync
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 10:23 pm
Why am I not surprised when I hear that it is JAPANESE cruelty!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 27, 2009, 3:38 am
I have already seen a short videoon the slaughter of these dolphins at Taiji in Japan and I was horrifed at the brutality of these so called fishermen.The water in the Cove was bright red with blood.What was also disturbing was the scene of a young Japanes school gorl swimming and jumping about in all this gore.The last time I saw somthinf like this was in that other bastion of dolphin killer the Faroe Isles.These people do not even deserve to be called human however I de not know what to call them because they certainly are not ever animal.No animal would behave in such a murderous fashion.
 

Tom M. (819)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 5:16 pm
Thanks Raffi, everyone needs to see this!
 
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