March 4th, 2010 by admin
Please join marine mammal supporters, IDA, and the rest of the Save Japan Dolphins Coalition to see whether The Cove wins Best Documentary. You can check TV listings for your local channel or watch the Oscars live online at www.livestream.com/academyawards . The presentations will begin Sunday, March 7th, at 8 P.M/EST.
We couldn’t buy better exposure for our campaign to stop the slaughter, consumption, and live capture of dolphins in Japan. A billion people, including media outlets around the world, are slated to tune into the event that will undoubtedly create a surge of pressure directed at the Japan Fisheries Agency to stop allowing dolphins to be slaughtered, and their mercury-laden meat to be eaten by Japanese citizens.
We are so thrilled that The Cove will be released this year in Japan, because combined with the exposure through the Oscars, the Japanese government will no longer be able hide the issues behind media blackouts.
Whether The Cove wins Best Documentary or not, this is a critical victory for getting the information to the Japanese public!