The Cove

Well, that was harrowing.

Gotta say, the most disturbing thing about this documentary for me was not the images of the dolphin slaughter (although it is clear that the Japanese did not consult with Temple Grandin about humane killing methods). It’s the revelation of how pointless the whole business is. Turns out dolphin meat is so high in mercury that no one in their right mind would want to eat the stuff. So the fishermen have got to come up with creative ways of dumping it — like labeling it as some other kind of meat (like whale!), or selling it to school lunch programs.

Worth a viewing, if you’re not too squeamish.

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