December 7, 2009

the dark side of the Land of the Rising Sun

A 3.5 hour drive from my home in Matsusaka is the center of the largest dolphin killing site in the world.

I present Taiji, Japan - "a little town with a big secret"

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Every year in Taiji, from September to March, dolphins are mercilessly slaughtered.

I just watched an excellent movie, The Cove, which exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises in Taiji, Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening as the Taiji cove is blocked off from the public.

The film has not and will never be released in Japan.

You can watch this movie for free, as I did, on You Tube

for those with weak constitutions, Section 9 is very difficult to watch. If it doenst fill your eyes with tears, I dont know what else would.

I feel strange such things are happening so close to where I live. I would like to go there, do something...

If you so inclined...please visit
I cannot see this site, as it has been blocked in Japan.

on a lighter note...South Park did their own take on The Cove

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