Participant Media’s documentary The Cove uncovers the truth about the horrifying international capture and killing of dolphins. Most people in Japan have no idea that this crime is even happening. The documentary makers went to great lengths to secretly film the slaughter of these magnificent animals. Their goal was to share the story with the world.
A cove in a small seaside village in Taiji, Japan, is just one of the traps used to capture the world’s friendliest creature. Life in captivity is the fate of the most attractive dolphins captured -- the rest are slaughtered for their meat.
With the goal of forcing the Japanese government to stop these brutal murders, The Cove’s producers wanted to share details of this tragedy with the world and enable supporters to spread the word by signing a petition and writing letters to government officials.