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A stain on Japan and a stain on humanity,
This review is from: The Cove [DVD]  (DVD)
This film connects all the dots about dolphins in marine parks and swim with dolphin programmes and how they are sourced. SeaWorld has claimed they are there to educate on the wonders of marine life, but refuse to show The Cove. Why? SeaWorld actually use to buy dolphins from Taiji, Japan. Okay, this was a long time ago but they have placed themselves in a very difficult position. This film is much more than the just the end sequences which are upsetting, but it says so much more about money, corruption and humanity.
The strength of this film is about the courage of those that made it, but also to those people who documented this story but who never had the money to get it into the mainstream.
Japan needs the oceans to live because it does not have the argriculture that we take for granted, but it must also learn to live in harmony rather than just keep consuming without thinking about the consequences of its actions.
This is not just Japan's problem. It a problem we must all face in terms of how we must learn and to co-exist with other life forms which share the planet with ourselves.
Whales and dolphins have adapted well to their ocean environment. We must also evolve as a species to do the same.