The movie is in regards to an issue that should receive more press coverage and more public outcry against this type of debauchery. There have been many misunderstandings between cultures but this is beyond some simple misunderstanding. This is mindless savagery and barbaric behavior which the government of Japan both on a local level and higher levels have convinently turned a blind eye to.
The slaughter of over 23,000 dolphins happens each year in Taiji, Japan. The whole sale slaughter of dolphins should never be attributed to TRADITION. Each time the question has been raised the answer provided was that we would not understand since it is tradition. Human nature some times astonishes me sometimes on how ridiculous our actions are. Despite proof being provided the continued harvesting of dolphins still takes place each year from September through March.
How far have we come when a barbaric act goes unpunished for years? When the so called governing body of the world IWC continues to view this as below their prevue? A toothless organization that fails in its attempt to be a guardian to our oceans. Where votes by members can be purchased in support of a nation that struggles to provide answers that are logical and clear cut. The blame for the decline in the fishing around the world has been placed squarely at the feet of the whales. This is what Japan has been trying to prove to get the anti-whaling law repealed. They have tried to buy the support of voting countries to get that accomplished. The decline in the fishing is due to a multiple conditions that typically point to one common point of origin, MAN.
There are many things that can be said, but it comes down to this simply fact, quoting Edmund Burke "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Will you act?
...they were still floating around the family plots today.
Tristan and I took Mom to dinner on the 7th. When we first planned the dinner we thought a place in the mountains would be good because it would be cooler than the city. We decided on the Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It turned out that the valley was cool and the mountain were cold. I think Dad would have liked our choice and especially the surroundings!