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Has the documentary ''The Cove'' succeeded in halting the dolphin slaughter in Taiji?

Coveposter In a blog post written yesterday, animal-rights activist Richard O'Barry claims the mass slaughter of dolphins in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji as seen in the documentary The Cove has ceased.

"Today is September 1st, the first day of the dolphin slaughter season in Japan," O'Barry writes. "But when I arrived today by bus from Kansai Airport with media representatives from all over the world, the notorious Cove from the movie was empty. There were no dolphin killers in sight."

O'Barry also says there were a slew of Japanese TV news crews at the site, which is a huge deal, because Japanese media had never covered the slaughter until now.


"These TV stations have REFUSED to cover the story in Taiji for years and years," O'Barry writes. "NOW, for the first time, they have shown up, with cameras rolling. The head policeman talking with me even said, for the cameras, that the police are not there to support the dolphin killing fishermen. We shook hands, and they left.

"As I said, it is a good day for the dolphins. And for me personally, as the police only wanted to talk with me, not arrest me!"


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I am glad this movie had such a positive impact. The power of film. I haven't seen this movie. i'm sure its excellent and heartbreaking, but I am not sure I can physically stomach watching it.


This is great news. I highly recommend that everyone go see this film and spread the word to all their friends.


Please check out my video blog on YouTube "CetaceanCries" with individual audience reactions about the film. You will find the film is hopeful and NOT horrifying. There is only about 1.5 minutes of the fisherman in the cove. The rest of the film is an Eco-Thriller very much worth seeing!! It will leave you with an excited ugency to want to do more!

Also, it is VERY eye-opening when exposing what is going on and being covered up by the government regarding mercury toxicity to the public.


PS - I will be updating Cetacean Cries daily. First video contains a Q&A with Charles Hambleton who was in the film and is associate producer.

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