The Cove: Documentary on Dolphin Slaughter in Tajii, Japan

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Upland Admin

An amazing documentary on dolphin slaughter, The Cove, premiered last Friday night.  I would encourage you to learn more, sign their petitions and help spread the word.

Winner of audience awards across the world, including Sundance, SilverDocs and Hot Docs, The Cove follows a team of activists and filmmakers as they infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan. In this remote village they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat.

The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story. It’s critical that we get the word out in Japan. It’s critical that we get the word out—everywhere. We believe that once the Japanese people know, they will demand change.

To learn more or get involved please visit or text DOLPHIN to 44144.

P.S.  They are using our platform to run their mobile messaging campaign so I am not being completely selfless here in trying to spread word.  Though it is pretty shocking and you too will want to help once you start reading or view…Cove

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