Did you watch the Academy awards last night? If you did you would have seen The Cove win the award for best documentary series. “‘The Cove,’ directed by Louie Psihoyos, uses surreptitiously gathered footage to document dolphin hunts in the village of Taiji, where about 2,000 such animals are killed for their meat each year with the permission of the government.” However, the Japanese fishing village in the film says that their hunting practices were legal and the movie was not fair to the fishermen. “There are different food traditions within Japan and around the world, It is important to respect and understand regional food cultures, which are based on traditions with long histories” – said the office of the mayor of Taiji. Have you seen the movie? Do you think it is legal or moral?
via [New York Times]