Friday, June 5, 2015

Documentary called The Cove

There was this documentary I saw the other day on Netflix called The Cove. It was about these scientists who are activists who travel to Japan to document how people there slaughter dolphins. And also to document how in Japan they sell whale and dolphin meat at stores. It was very heartbreaking to watch. I had to close my eyes a couple of times because I couldn't bare to watch them slaughter the dolphins and watch them suffer. At the same time though watching this documentary helped me understand that some Americans are similar Japanese people. In Japan it is normal for them to eat whales and dolphins like its normal for us in the US to eat cows, chickens, and pigs. Yeah most Americans might be against eating dolphins and whales but we shouldn't judge them if that is what Japanese people grew up eating.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think The Cove was a judgement on the Japanese food culture, but I think that it was trying to get the idea across that the consumption of dolphin and other whale meat is unsustainable, and some species of dolphins are being almost eliminated as a result. At least here in the US, we literally grow and raise cows, chickens, etc, in a numerically sound way. The cow or chicken is not on the Endangered Species List, nor will they probably ever be. However, these dolphins that are being slaughtered in the thousands at a time are crucial to the ecosystems that they live in, and all the whaling that is going on will contribute to the collapse of MANY oceanic ecosystems.