If you care about dolphins and dolphin conservation, there are three important videos that I highly recommend you watch. They are:
This is the controversial documentary about the annual dolphin hunt that takes place in a secluded cove in Taiji, Japan. This is a highly disturbing video. Dolphins from this hunt are used for food and are also sold into captive dolphin programs. You can watch The Cove trailer online.
A Fall From Freedom
Another graphic film whose main goal is to expose the captive dolphin industry. Disturbing, but important to watch. It would be interesting to hear what the captive dolphin industry has to say in response.
IMAX Dolphins Movie
On a lighter note, watch (or re-watch) the IMAX Dolphins movie. If you have not seen this dolphin movie, run out and get a copy. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience the world these creatures live in. The music is by Sting, so what could be better than that! This film has been out for quite a while but you can still get it at Amazon, Netflix, and dozens of other places.
- Dolphin Watching in the Wild – Things You Should Do (wherethedolphinsswim.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Dolphin Facts (wherethedolphinsswim.wordpress.com)
- ‘The Cove’ star praises dolphin-watching in Japan (ctv.ca)
- Eye Witnesses Watch in horror as 30 Dolphins Slaughtered in Japan (vancouveranimalrightscampaigns.wordpress.com)
- As Taiji Prepares to Begin Dolphin Slaughter, The Cove Diector Creates “Dolphin Project Team” (treehugger.com)