the cove

Animal Welfare is one of the most important issues facing the world today but yet, from a TV and film point of view, it appears
Hundreds of demonstrators waved banners and inflatable dolphins as the crowd gathered opposite the Japanese embassy Dominic
Photo with kind permission of Jo Phillips Nicole Ventor and Jo Phillips, two of the volunteer administrators/organisers from
On 11 September, a young Risso's dolphin is driven into and trapped in the cove. She lands at the feet of Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove and ex-dolphin trainer turned activist, who is helpless to intervene. Exhausted, she gives up the will to live, takes a final breath and sinks to the bottom of Taiji cove, never to be seen again.
Fishermen in the small Japanese town of Taiji are set to begin their annual dolphin drive, capturing and killing hundreds
Following on from my article 'Taiji Culture, Tradition or Greed' published on November 28th 2014, I would like to introduce you to Rachel Barton. In October this year she made what I would call an extremely difficult decision to travel to Taiji and witness first-hand the merciless and continuous dolphin drives that take place there.
In a country renowned for its innovative technology and leading the way in this field through its expertise and sophistication, I call to question its need for outdated entertainment within the numerous dolphinariums and marine parks in Japan.
Heralded as one of the biggest animal rights demonstrations in the UK, I joined more than a thousand voices in a peaceful protest, raising awareness to the annual barbaric slaughter and captivity of dolphins in Taiji Japan...
For two days I have been witness to the worst horror man could bestow on any living sentient being...
What was once played out in plain view is now a much more hidden event. Where once the seas turned blood red, now they are more blue. So did something change? Yes, something did - Taiji tried to go underground to mask the brutality of this annual slaughter.