The Cove is a documentary that was produced to try and inform the public of two major topics being hidden from citizens in Japan

The Cove is a documentary that was produced to try and inform the public of two major topics being hidden from citizens in Japan. One is the gruesome capture and slaughter of over twenty thousand bottlenose dolphins a year and the corrupt selling and consuming of their very poisoned mercury meat. The film is directed by Louie Psihoyos, in contribution from famous ex dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry and several volunteer animal rights activists. The team tries to expose the massacre of the bottlenose dolphins, that is taking place annually off the coast of Japan in a cove located in Taija. The film crew captures the innocent dolphins being grabbed, murdered, and even run over by the fisher’s own boats. The fisherman that work at the cove use inhumane techniques to capture the dolphins. The fisherman places a long iron pole in the ocean and taps on the opposite end to cause panic and fear in the dolphins, chasing them into capture nets where they are eventually slaughtered to death.
To the fisherman all they see are the dollar amount of each dolphin is worth, not considering the wellbeing of them or the health of humanity that is consuming the meat. Those involved in the capture and slaughter are also mentioned as dolphin traders, these traders try to suggest that it is a part of their Japanese culture to murder dolphins for food and other benefits. Once the fisherman has slaughtered all the dolphins that were captured in the nets they are collected and then sold to local shops around Japan for their meat. However, what some Japanese citizens are not aware of is the extreme amount of mercury poisoning the meat is covered in.