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Help Dolphins and Score Movie Tix!

Posted 21 August 2009   by Angie         Permalink | 70 Comments

Tags: The Cove, video, documentary, Japan, dolphins, dolphin slaughter, take action, giveaway

You learn something new every day... unfortunately!

So I thought by now I was pretty aware of international animal cruelty, but a new documentary I saw last week really shocked me. The Cove, which is being launched in Australia next week, exposes the mass slaughter of Dolphins in a little Japanese town called Taiji.

"Mass dolphin slaughter?? What the!!" Yes, that's right, each year, starting on the 1st of September a whopping 23,000 terrified dolphins are herded into a secret cove. They are netted in, unable to escape and are slowly speared or stabbed to death!

And why haven't we heard of this before? Because the Japanese Government has gone to painstaking efforts to keep the slaughter a secret, even from it's own people. Dolphin meat is being labelled and sold as other types of seafood and the vast majority of Japanese citizens have no idea this is happening, or that they are eating it!

International dolphin expert and former trainer Richard O'Barry has gone to incredible efforts to expose this terrible secret. In creating The Cove he took an elite team of scientists, filmmakers and free-divers to Taiji. He hopes the international outrage The Cove will create will put a stop to this barbaric practice... HOPEFULLY before this September's slaughter begins.

So what can you do? Fortunately, as Australians we're in a unique position to help! Taiji just so happens to be the Sister-City of Broome in WA. By putting pressure on Broome to sever it's ties with Taiji we will expose the slaughter and shame Japan. The good news is that most Japanese people see dolphins the same way westerners do – as intelligent, graceful animals who should never be hurt or eaten – but whilst the slaughter remains a secret sadly it will continue.

[UPDATE: Some great news! After a flood of letters, Broome Councilors met over the weekend and decided to sever their ties with the Japanese town of Taiji.

We still have a couple of 2-for-1 passes to giveaway to see The Cove (opening this week)! If you want to score yourself a pass then please write to Broome to thank them for taking a stand against the dolphin slaughter in Japan and severing their ties with Taiji. Then leave a comment below to let us know you've written.

Broome Shire Council: [email protected]

Thanks to everyone who helped in this campaign!]

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master hearts master hearts 21 August 2009
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done~
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Gadget Gadget 21 August 2009
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mongrels........
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Miss Amy Miss Amy 21 August 2009
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hey i entered,
this is just horrible i cant believe people would be able to do this to such beautiful creatures
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The Fever The Fever 21 August 2009
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Ok, I've done it!  happy
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Grace Grace 21 August 2009
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Yeah I have done my part to help save the dolphins : ) clap
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courtsfairytale courtsfairytale 21 August 2009
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entered.
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MJS MJS 21 August 2009
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Documentaries like The Cove sounds like something I'd watch. Have you seen the doco Sharkwater?
It's just as good. Do yourself a favor and watch that also happy
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Lil Gr33kiiE Lil Gr33kiiE 21 August 2009
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All done save the dolphins!!!
Let them be free (L)
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Baghira Baghira 21 August 2009
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I sent out the message, within Australia and overseas. And hopefully they will send it further.
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Nick Quelou Nick Quelou 21 August 2009
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cry
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Lindsey Lindsey 21 August 2009
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Done, and will let more people know also
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tia-lee tia-lee 21 August 2009
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OMG this is so sad i cant believe people would do this to such beautiful creatures cry
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Lea Lea 21 August 2009
13
That video is shocking...getting my mates to watch it and then going to go see "The Cove"!
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Jackie Jackie 21 August 2009
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Sent.

I never knew this sort of thing even happened there!
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**Charli** **Charli** 21 August 2009
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just entered happy
hope we can end this slaughter
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Alessandro Alessandro 21 August 2009
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Ta-da
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Ingrid Ingrid 21 August 2009
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i cant wait for this film, i sent it to my most passionate friends!
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Jarred Jarred 21 August 2009
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Done five and more to come.

Can't say I'm surprised at the brutality though, animals have been persecuted for a long time and dolphins are no exception.
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Rosie Wolf Rosie Wolf 21 August 2009
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Sent off my first five just now! ^_^
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Elese Elese 21 August 2009
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Ive Entered! (L)
beaverhug
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Amber86 Amber86 21 August 2009
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Hi! I have told six of my friends about the Cove movie and sent them to this site to get more info on what is going on in Taiji. We really need to put more pressure on Broome!
Thanks
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beek beek 21 August 2009
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done happy
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QueenSheeba QueenSheeba 21 August 2009
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i did it....i just saw the photo with the blood red water and i cant believe its even real, how could someone be so callous by hurting such majestic and intelligent animals...
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Evie Evie 21 August 2009
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This is terribe, i never knew! I love dolphins. sad fish
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jack jack 21 August 2009
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i did it happy
i cant wait 2 see the cove
have been waiting 4 like a year
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sw-bro sw-bro 21 August 2009
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I entered happy
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Brodie Brodie 21 August 2009
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I did it. I'm glad to do all I can to stop this slaughter happenning again.
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Gracie Gracie 21 August 2009
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this is so horrible.
but the movie and what you guys are doing are so so great.
i sent it to 5 friends (:
thankyou.
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Staceeee Staceeee 21 August 2009
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Done, I sent it to all my friends, gosh it's so mean!
I love dolphins, they are sentient beings and shouldn't be treated like that.
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Kirrilly Kirrilly 21 August 2009
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I sent it. Hopefully this film will open people's eyes. Can't believe I didn't know about this.
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MothWings MothWings 21 August 2009
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Sent off five for now, I'll try to get more
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vt vt 22 August 2009
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Done happy
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tofupower tofupower 22 August 2009
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sent happy
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Mikey Mikey 22 August 2009
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Sent happy
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katie. katie. 22 August 2009
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I've entered happy
sent the email out to my family the other night to get them to send the letter and sign the petition.
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Sheree Sheree 22 August 2009
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sent! happy
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Sheree Sheree 22 August 2009
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done
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TheChay TheChay 22 August 2009
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Done.
It's important everyone sees this film! It definitely has the power to inspire a large number of people to take action!
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peter4114 peter4114 22 August 2009
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Oh yea hayden P is the man for the job for saving dolphins imo happy
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peter4114 peter4114 22 August 2009
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Hopes this helps flipper.
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Simo Simo 22 August 2009
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yes!!
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tattooedskinny tattooedskinny 22 August 2009
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Done. clap
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Celia Celia 22 August 2009
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Done! Good work Angie!! happy
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Elisha Elisha 22 August 2009
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Done... hope this helps to make a difference to the lives of dolphins happy
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Nai Pony Nai Pony 23 August 2009
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done! spread the word!!
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Alex_veg Alex_veg 23 August 2009
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all sent. happy to spread the word for those poor dolphins
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jessika jessika 23 August 2009
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done fish
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sweetchillitofu sweetchillitofu 23 August 2009
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i have done it.
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Rachel Kayla Rachel Kayla 23 August 2009
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Done it happy
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Ria Ria 23 August 2009
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Did it. How shocking, its amazing that something like this can be going on and no one knows about it.
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Angela Angela 24 August 2009
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clap

So glad I could contribute!
Angela
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Cosmic Rhino Ranger Cosmic Rhino Ranger 24 August 2009
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THANKS,  Unleashed!
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Cosmic Rhino Ranger Cosmic Rhino Ranger 24 August 2009
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THANKS!  ] :<wink
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Earth Earth 24 August 2009
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done
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daragh daragh 24 August 2009
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i sent it. ecstatic
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Lucas Lucas 24 August 2009
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Sent. what a great result!!
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xatiese74 xatiese74 24 August 2009
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Have sent my five to people - come on guys help this wonderful cause!
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em bum em bum 25 August 2009
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hi
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CUPCAKES! CUPCAKES! 26 August 2009
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This is absolutly shocking!
I wish for a world without this immense cruelty!
xx.
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MissMika MissMika 28 August 2009
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The email is done. It's almost refreshing to see some response to animal cruelty happening for once, anything happening on a reasonably large scale seems to occur rarely these days
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janice janice 29 August 2009
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email was sent

I pray for the dolphins every day


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kirsty2 kirsty2 2 September 2009
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done!!
happy
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kirsty2 kirsty2 2 September 2009
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i sent it happy
i hope everything will be fine and some action will be taken!
happy
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Kathy1 Kathy1 4 September 2009
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this is what I sent to the Broome government. I would love some tickets to see the doco.  Is it possible at all?
Kathy
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Jesse Jesse 4 September 2009
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Kathy, sorry but we've now given away all the passes we had... hope you can get along to see the film anyway happy
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Kathy1 Kathy1 5 September 2009
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Jesse, you obviously removed the email I sent to the Japanese Govt, did ya like it? I don't mince my words, but I thought I was quite polite considering, lol, I didn't even swear! No prob re tickets, I should still get along to see it.  Kathy
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Jesse Jesse 5 September 2009
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I didn't delete it. It's posted on another blog: http://www.unleashed.org.au/blog/2009-08/Broome-Severs-Ties-with-Dolphin-Killing-Capital-of-the-World#comments

Looks like it would have gotten the message through to them wink
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Peacfulbay Peacfulbay 27 November 2009
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This is absolutly apalling,My friend vacationed in Can cun ,swam with Dolphines, when he arrived home , he said, that he would never wash his face again, wash off the kisses. that was his dream,sadly he passed on.he would be heart broken.                                          Pat.
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jessika jessika 20 August 2010
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this should stop
orcawhale
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Val Val 12 March 2011
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done happy
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