Friday, August 7, 2009

Go see THE COVE!


The Cove is an excellent documentary and if it's playing in your hometown - I strongly urge you to see it and/or to look for it on video later this year.

23,000 dolphins a year slaughtered in this one cove - and no one seems to be able to stop the Japanese government from practically endorsing this behavior.

Oddly - as the film shows - the mercury levels from the pollution these dolphins are exposed to show up in their meat at 20 times the acceptable level for mercury consumption in seafood as set forth by the WHO (World Health Organization) or even allowed in Japan for that matter - yet - the meat is being resold as "whale" meat - not dolphin meat - and thus poisoning their own citizenry.

The whole thing is really preposterous if you think about the fact that if we can't as a civilized society stop something like this from happening in one tiny cove - you've really gotta wonder what we're actually capable of doing.

I guess it should come as no surprise as the genocide continues in Darfur - a much more serious issue than this - but it really is mind-boggling since I certainly wouldn't consider the Japanese government as far gone as the powers that be in Darfur...

Anyhow - see the movie - tell a friend. Here's the trailer...JG