This is just a brief entry to make sure we keep all of you in touch with what’s happening at The Cove in Taiji, Japan. In recent news, renowned dolphin activist Ric O’Barry published an update in the Huffington Post, giving the situation exposure in his January 24 story “Behind the Tarp: Video of Japan Dolphin Kill Exposes Lies.” O’Barry is relentless when it comes to media relations and messaging — I’m not aware of any other humanitarian cause that gains this much exposure from such a passionate, tireless human being. On January 19, O’Barry’s blogsite www.SaveJapanDolphins.org reported that rock heavyweight Sting respectfully spoke out against the dolphin slaughters at The Cove on his visit to Japan during his “Symphonicity” tour. I use the word ‘respectful’ since apparently delicacy is required when speaking to the Japanese media about the killings in order to avert negative controversy. Said O’Barry of Sting, “He understands this issue needs to be discussed and debated within Japan, and that we all need to be respectful and kind to one another.”
These are just a couple of the updates on O’Barry’s blog, a must-read for anyone wishing to follow the situation at The Cove, a crisis that was brought to light through the 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove. If you’re new to the film, please visit www.TheCoveMovie.com to learn more. As horrid as it might be to watch, it pales in comparison to the agony these innocent creatures suffer every single day. Relentless, avoidable agony.
View the official trailer for The Cove, and if you’re so inspired, please get involved in the movement via the usual social media outlets. And of course, we’ll do our best to keep the situation on the forefront of our own film news.