Dolphin are creative, cute, and playful sea-animals that are harmless to humans. They're super smart in the way they play tricks and speak underwater to its own species – we’re so lucky to be able to seewhite and pink dolphins at Ocean Park and Tai O.
When the human "shark" enters, this picture changes. In The Cove, an American documentary made in 2009, dolphins are led into a cove where the sadistic Japanese trap them in a net, spear and knive them cruelly to death for their master: money! These dolphins are just meat changed into money! But it may be true that only some Japanese people are dolphin-killers and money-makers.
These creatures are not seen as being more valuable left in the sea. Therefore, too many dolphins are killed, making it difficult to increase their numbers. The Japanese government has done little to check illegal dolphin-killing as shown clearly by the expert directing of Louie Psihoyos.
If you’re a dolphin-lover, this must-view 87-minute, US$1,140,043 box office documentary deserves four stars. It received the U.S. Audience Award at the 25th Annual Sundance Film Festival (2009) and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature (2010). So maybe the illegal filming can be overlooked. Ultimately, this documentary inspires me to speak up to protect our sea life.
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