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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blood Dolphins on Animal Planet

If you care about dolphins, Animal Planet is running a three part series (Blood Dolphins) based on the Academy Award winning documentary, The Cove. Watch Ric O'Barry's mission to stop the ritual slaughter of these beautiful, intelligent animals in Japan.

It's impressive to see how immersed in animal rights and protection the Discovery owned Animal Planet channel has become. Always a destination for cute programs about cats, dogs and meercats, AP has become much more activist in its approach to educate viewers and preserve the environment

Programs such as Whale Wars, Pit Boss and now Blood Dolphins go a long way towards alerting people to the dangers these animals face. And the website linked above, offers suggestions on how people can help.

This will be the first time I've made a post on The Flaming Nose for a program I have not (and will not) watch. I care about dolphins too much, and I'm afraid I would be haunted forever if I viewed the terrible images of their murder in Japan. For the same reason, I never saw the movie The Cove, although I applaud its existence and the recognition it has brought to the world about this barbaric practice. I will not watch dolphins being clubbed to death, but I will help spread the word, so that more people can condemn, and hopefully eliminate another cetacean holocaust. Check the website link above for air times in your market. Beware of the video below, there are some violent scenes.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I haven't watched "The Cove" or this series and won't, for the same reasons you've stated. Can't do it, but I also applaud the efforts to get the word out about this barbaric practice against one of the planet's most intelligent creatures. Kudos to Animal Planet for getting more political about animal-related issues. More always needs to be done, of course, but what a great forum they have for spreading education about humane practices. Great heads-up, Jane!

Zuzana said...

It's really interesting stuff. That would be great read on it. Thanks for all the info here.



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joez said...

there is a very important things to keep the smart fish dolphins keep a live and stabilization population.but,the japan goverment do not take action with these barbarian,so what can we do ?

Jane said...

All we can do is keep spreading the word using every social media tool we have. Eventually, the condemnation of the world will shame the people involved into stopping. Or so we hope....