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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

See The Cove

Finally saw the whole movie, The Cove, tonight (saw parts before, but never the entire thing in one sitting). The Cove won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2009. Highly recommended, please see it. The film has been banned in Japan and right-wing protestors have tried to block viewings of the film. Even the Academy Awards broadcast cut short the film maker's acceptance speech when one of them held up a sign directing viewers to support their cause of ending the dolphin slaughter. It seems the Academy Awards was afraid of corporate pressure from like-minded animal food businesses here in the USA (which is why media shouldn't be funded by advertising).

You can read a bit more about it here and sign a petition to end the slaughter here.

I love the line from the film "if you're not an activist you're an inactivist". I'm sick of the glamorization of apathy and people's obsession with self - no one reading this of course. ;) There's so much going on in the world that people are ignoring that needs our attention, ranging from this sort of animal slaughter to war to corporate corruption to right-wing media lies to global climate change. But too few care. Hope that changes.

And remember, there's no difference between a cow/pig/chicken and a dolphin (aside from the flippers, of course). :) So, go vegan!