Announcing a new Meetup for Vegan Metro West Network!
What: Potluck and DVD: The Cove
When: Saturday, June 12,[masked]:00 PM
Alex and Tumeria's
16 Pine St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For June we're switching up the Potlucks and DVDs to a Saturday.
Please bring an appetizer, entree, dessert or beverage to share!
About the DVD:
The Cove, Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Film and Sundance Film Festival award for U.S. Audience Award, is a 2009 American documentary film that describes the annual killing of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan from an anti?dolphin-hunting campaigner's point of view.
Directed by former National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos, and portions were filmed secretly during 2007 using underwater microphones and high-definition cameras disguised as rocks.
The film highlights that the number of dolphins killed in the Taiji dolphin hunting drive is several times greater than the number of whales killed in the Antarctic, and reports that 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan every year in the country?s whaling industry. The migrating dolphins are herded into a hidden cove where they are netted and killed by means of spears and knives over the side of small fishing boats.
The movie follows former dolphin trainer Ric O?Barry's quest to document the dolphin hunting operations in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. In the 1960s, O'Barry captured and trained the five wild dolphins who would play the role of "Flipper" in the hit television series of the same name. This pop-culture phenomenon fueled widespread public adoration of dolphins. It was when one of the dolphins committed a form of suicide in his arms, closing her blowhole voluntarily in order to suffocate, that O'Barry came to see it as a curse not a blessing. Days later, he found himself being arrested off the island of Bimini, attempting to cut a hole in the sea pen in order to set free a captured dolphin. Since then O'Barry has worked tirelessly as an advocate on behalf of dolphins around the world.
Learn more here:http://vegan.meetup.com/516/calendar/13302565/