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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And for even sadder news...

Nothing weight-related but probably a lot more important than my contributions to this blog:

Today, September 1, marks the start of the annual dolphin slaughters in Taiji, Japan.  Thousands and thousands of dolphins will be rounded up, killed inhumanely, slaughtered and sold for meat.  If you watch Animal Planet of Discovery Channel, they broadcasted the Academy Award Nominee, The Cove, this past weekend and let's just say I was sick and heart-broken watching the entire movie (which was the first movie to bring this horrible slaughter to the public's eye).

Probably the most f*cked up part (besides the slaughter itself) is that before the killings take place, dolphin trainers from aquariums/ocean parks come down and take the best/strongest specimens for their tanks and basically turn a blind eye to what's going to happen to the rest of the dolphins.  WTF?!

Anyway, here's a celebrity-filled commercial for The Cove:


Jenna said...

thanks for sharing. I had no idea this was happening either. Definitely an eye opener, and I will be re-posting.

Amelia said...

I was just reading an article about "The Cove" and its raising a lot of awareness. Maybe one day they can banned this 'ritual'.


Katie J said...

I was not aware of this happening. That is just S-I-C-K and inhumane! Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting! i had no idea and now im reposting everywhere!! awareness is what will make it change!

Eat and be Merry! said...

Hey I just ran across your blog and was looking for some advice. I am a new blogger and actually am starting to blog about my weight loss journey – I loved your blog. I will follow you and would love it if you can do the same and maybe send me some advice weather it be on blogging or weight loss (what a damn struggle).....Thanks so much. I also watched The Cove and really had no idea that was going on over there. I really thought is was brave of the school admin people in the film who stuck up for the children (not knowing what would happen to them for doing so) in keeping the dolphin meet (mercury poison) out of the school system. Thanks for posting as a little awareness does go a long way!!