Taiji, Japan, is home to one of the largest dolphin slaughters in the world. It is here, in the cove, that dolphins who are not purchased by the likes of "Sea World" are slaughtered and then sold off for their flesh. The footage which the film-makers covertly captured shows the waters in the cove turning red as dolphin after dolphin is butchered. From September to March each year these beautiful animals meet their end here. It is shocking and sickening in equal measure.
"The Cove" is a documentary that doesn't just shock it also inspires. As one of the activists points out; "If you're not an activist, you're an inactivist". I've already made a donation to the campaign which is aiming to pile pressure on the Japanese government to end this totally unnecessary murder of these beautiful animals.