Thursday, July 1, 2010

smile, though your heart is breaking

Listening to Glee cast – smile (charlie chaplin cover)

Our tutorial component for ESL finished on Tuesday, so our lecturer ms.Jullianne decided to show us documentaries to occupy our time. On Wednesday and Thursday, she showed us The Cove.

091028133421_bloody_cove_466The Cove is about the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. Dolphins are caught and sold to Seaworld and other commercial enterprises for entertainment. The remaining dolphins which are caught but not sold are slaughtered for their meat.

About 23000! dolphins are slaughtered every year in Taiji Japan. And every year is only from SEPTEMBER TO MAY.

The Cove uncovers this horror In Taiji, Japan. the fishermen catch the dolphins by banging on long poles which disturbs the sonar hearing of dolphins. The dolphins try to run from the sound and enter the net enclosure. After the dolphins are bought, the rest of the unbought dolphins are lured into The Cove and slaughtered their. The fishermen carry long poles with sharp ends and thrust it into the dolphins. IMAGINE IF THE ROLES WERE REVERSED AND WE WERE BEING KILLED INNOCENTLY!

Some images in the video may be disturbing but WE NEED TO CREATE AWARENESS FOR THIS ISSUE! Because the view on this issue by the Japanese?

“ The dolphins are eating too much fish in the sea, we are merely controlling trying to avoid the extinction of fish.”

The Japanese are treating this as sort of a pest control! And are helping with the cover up of this issue. Dolphin meat CAUSES MERCURY POISONING. which leads to disfigurement and sicknesses!

Even famous actresses such as Hayden Panettiere has taken an active role to create awareness and try to stop this from happening. what can you do?

1’ Watch The Cove

2. Call the IWC and tell them your stand

3. Support your country’s decision to ban the slaughter of dolphins


please help, because,

12152485A~Dolphin-kiss-Postersdo they really deserve this?



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