Friday, 9 August 2013

The Cove

The Cove

If you have not seen the Cove yet, you will be in for quite a ride. From start to finish it grips you, the Human emotion's displayed, the film-makers awesome endeavours. One can only hope The Cove will inspire millions of people World-wide. If you feel like a Cove Guardian after watching The Cove Then you are in great company, there are millions World-wide. Showing our respect for all those involved in the making of the documentary The Cove Thank you

Writes @TitanExplores

Freyr Titan

Whale, Dolphin, and Porpoise Hunting


Dolphins and whales are at the top of the marine food chain and play a pivotal role in ecosystems, but a history of unchecked whaling and illegal hunting have threatened their future. Collectively known as cetaceans, the "great" whales and their smaller cousins—dolphins and porpoises—are still harpooned worldwide or driven into shallows and killed in traditional hunts.

Even since a 1986 commercial whaling ban, thousands of whales have been killed either in defiance of the International Whaling Commission’s moratorium or for "scientific" purposes, mostly by Japan, Norway and Iceland, with Minke whales by far the most frequently targeted. The town of Taiji, Japan, is also the center of controversy for its annual dolphin, "drive hunt," in which pods of dolphins are herded toward a small, shallow cove and killed. 


Send a letter to your leaders to help save the dolphins in Japan.


Over 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan each year.

Marine parks will pay up to $200,000 for a captured dolphin.

The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) produced its first film, The Cove, which has garnered over 70 awards globally, including the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary. An annual dolphin massacre in a secret cove in Taiji, Japan suggests a microcosm of a larger picture, man’s disregard for life. The theme broadens – coal-burning facilities multiply across the planet, leading to high mercury levels in seafood, man’s primary source of protein.

The Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.

The Cove is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and Fisher Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann.

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