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ECO: The environmental voice at the IWC

ECO is published by Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Madeira, Portugal, on behalf of environmental and animal welfare organizations around the globe.

For further information, please contact: Mark J. Palmer, Associate Director, Earth Island Institute, International Marine Mammal Project.

“The Cove”: Help Spread the Word

Volume LXI · No. 4 · Madeira, Portugal · Thursday June 25, 2009
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The Save Japan Dolphins Coalition has been working to end the slaughter of dolphins and whales in Japan, with particular emphasis on the drive fishery for dolphins in Taiji.

This summer in movie theaters around the US (and this fall in theaters around the world), a new documentary on the work of our Coalition, featuring Richard O’Barry, will open.

“The Cove” is an intense and inspiring experience. It received standing ovations in various film festival circuit theaters. It received the Audience Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and has so far garnered further Audience Awards at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto, the Newport Film Festival, and most recently the Seattle International Film Festival. We expect worldwide publicity for the film as it opens.

We want your organization to join us in getting the word out about “The Cove” and intensifying the campaign to end the Japan dolphin slaughter.

We would like your help to spread the word about “The Cove” and urge your members to take action. It is important that we all give out the same message for action.

Please contact us for further Information about “The Cove” and our Campaign:

Ric O’Barry
(786) 973-8618
David Phillips
(510) 859-9145
Mark J. Palmer
(530) 758-6022
Susan Millward
(202) 337-2332

The Save Japan Dolphins Coalition consists of Earth Island Institute, Elsa Nature Conservancy of Japan, Ocean Care, In Defense of Animals, Campaign Whale, and the Animal Welfare Institute.