Tonight, I witnessed the worthy cause of protecting our animal brethren get a well-deserved worldwide platform:
‘‘The Cove,’’ a U.S. film about a controversial annual dolphin hunt at a Japanese town, won the best documentary feature at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday in Los Angeles.
Directed by Louie Psihoyos, one of the world’s most prominent still photographers, the film depicts, partly through the use of hidden cameras and microphones, the capture of dolphins by local fishermen in the whaling town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture."
Wow, I didn't get that impression that there was any disrespect for Japanese people. They showed liars and truth tellers from several cultures. I thought they showed Japanese people in both positions too. What did you think was disrespectful or what could they have done differently to be more respectful?
There has been progress! :) The Japanese men that were worried about dolphin meat being put in school lunches took action and they got it stopped! Also, my post above talks about what happened this year at "slaughter time". None slaughtered!
I'm looking to go to Taiji at the end of October. Sea Shepherd is maintaining a positive presence there, and while there continues to be that presence, no dolphins are killed. I want to dedicate my time to helping save these dolphins, if only for a few weeks. But to do so I need support and help from you beautiful fellow 30BaDer's!