Monday, March 22, 2010
What the Oscars taught me
Unfortunately it has been a while since our last post, it's been a little crazy here at school. But anyways, there is a topic that I have recently become aware of and I wanted to address it. It's weird to me that after all the science, particularly animal emphasized classes I have taken, I have rarely learned about conservation issues. After watching the Oscars a couple of weeks ago, I decided to watch the documentary "The Cove." In case you missed it, The Cove won best documentary this year. When it showed clips from the movie, I was immediately intrigued. Dolphins are being slaughtered in Japan? How hadn't I heard of this? I watched it the next day and I was very impressed. It was moving, informative, and it kept my attention. I am not saying everyone will enjoy watching this, it's pretty sad at some parts and it can turn political at some point, but I think its something everyone should give a chance. If you haven't seen it, I highly suggest you watch it. If you choose not to watch it, I encourage you to at least visit the website for The Cove that informs you how you can help. If you are already aware of the issue, please spread the word. I strongly feel that this is an issue people need to hear about.