Watch The Cove – Oscar-winning documentary exposing the reality of dolphin hunting practices in Japan.

Louie Psihoyos | Richard O’Barry

Oscar-winning documentary which questions dolphin hunting practices in Taiji, Japan.

SynopsisA group of activists infiltrate the cove near Taiji, Japan to expose a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

The group are led by renowned dolphin activist Ric O’Barry. O’Barry was originally a dolphin trainer for the television show Flipper (1964). After Flipper committed suicide in his arms because of the stress of being in captivity, his view of dolphins in captivity changed.

Nowadays, O’Barry is a leading advocate against dolphins and other marine mammals in captivity. Watch the Cove and discover his opinion of the most cruel act against wild dolphins in the world.

From September to February every year, ‘banger boats’ herd pods of wild dolphins in to shore. The dolphins are then either sold alive to aquariums and marine parks, or taken into ‘the cove’ and slaughtered. Watch The Cove and discover their story.

Director: Louie Psihoyos

Starring: Richard O’Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones

Suitability: PG-13 / Duration: 92 minutes

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