Monday, September 17, 2012
My family and I had Netflix on our Wii a while back but we cancelled it about seven months ago because we weren't really using it due to the dreadful quality. Although I never watched it, I remember browsing through documentaries and seeing The Cove (the first time I watched it was on Animal Planet). Since canceling it on the Wii, we have gotten an Xbox. The quality of Netflix videos is far superior on the Xbox, so we recently decided to sign up again. One of the first things I searched for was The Cove. It had been around two years since I'd seen it, so I really wanted to view it again. However, THEY NO LONGER HAVE IT!!!! I was so mad. I'm now just thinking about buying it sometime in the future. I own Sharkwater as well as a four-disk set of ocean facts and photography, so The Cove would be a nice edition to my documentary collection.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
About 1,000 dolphins are now dying annually in Taiji, Japan. That is still too many, but think about the millions of sharks that are still being killed each year. The death toll for them hasn't decreased at all, and it's because people don't care. Also, there are thousands of dogs each and every year being abused, killed, and spending their whole lives in shelters (I praise everyone who rescues dogs and doesn't buy!). The world is filled with too much cruelty, and I don't understand it. Why do some people have to be so inhumane, so heartless? Why can't everyone just leave the poor animals alone and let them live their lives? They have just as much of a right to live here as us humans do. To be honest, I think when it comes to most situations, the "humans" shouldn't even be classified as humans. But then again, I guess that's what makes us humans. The power and ability to rule everything, both bigger and smaller than us. If we can effortlessly slaughter the largest animal on the planet (the blue whale, of course) nearly to extinction, then we can do anything. But without weapons, we are nothing. If we weren't intelligent enough to create weapons as we do, we would have died off long ago. We're smart, but that's about our only advantage. We are tiny and insignificant without weapons. Sometimes, I feel ashamed to be human.
The day is finally here. Yep, you know it. Dolphins are probably being killed as I'm typing this. I hope that 2012-2013 is the last hunting season for at least several years, but it probably won't be. We must all look at it optimistically though and realize that just a few years ago, 23,000 dolphins were being killed annually. Now, it's only about 1,000.