The Cove

The Cove is a movie about dolphin slaughter happened in Japan. Each year from September to May over 20,000 dolphins are slaughtered in Japan. Fishermen round them up by the hundreds using sound barriers to disorient and herd the frantic pods out of their normal migrations into hidden lagoons like the one featured in The Cove. The butchered dolphins are later used for food, but the Japanese government has intentionally sheltered people from the dangers of eating them.


Actually, I posted writing about “The Cove” before, and I was really glad that we watched the movie in the class. I only supported people who want to protect dolphins, but after watching this movie I thought about it neutrally. Because I can understand people who want to keep their culture; It’s not good for dolphins and ecosystem, but anyways that was their culture. I think we should think about this problem happening in Japan and try to protect innocent creatures.

I like a quote from The Cove; Ric O’Barry said “A dolphin’s smile is nature’s greatest deception. It creates the illusion they’re always happy.” This can express how people think about dolphins and that’s what I thought too.


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