This Academy Award Winner was voted Best Documentary Feature in 2010 . While watching the awards show several months ago I put this film as number one in my Netflix Queue. Due to the numerous amount of people requesting the film, it had a long wait. That’s why I finally got to see “The Cove” last night.
From the beginning I knew this film would upset me. I knew that I would cry and I knew that I would have a hard time sleeping afterwards. Some of the footage from the film was probably one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen. It’s so sad that things like this happen in our world. What’s even more sad is that there are people who can be so cruel and heartless to another living creature.
About the film:
“The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The focus of the Social Action Campaign for The Cove is to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter”
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