by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Film/TV
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Early reports indicate that The Cove dolphin-documentary enjoyed a strong opening with its limited New York and Los Angeles release last weekend. Now, we’re starting to hear from celebrities that have witnessed the heart-wrenching film and are encouraging others to take advantage of the expanded nationwide showings this coming weekend.

Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely have written a short blog post over on Take Part sharing their love of the film — and how important it is for people to view it.

“We have long been passionate about marine mammal protection,” the pair writes. “After watching The Cove, we were astonished to discover that more than than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered in Taiji each year, and that their meat — which contains toxic levels of mercury — is sold to consumers and in grocery stores across Japan. Without this kind of investigative journalism, the plight of dolphins and the safety of some of Japan’s seafood may not have been adequately reported. This powerful and moving film is an urgent cry for help — and now that the public finally knows the truth, we must demand change.”

To find out where The Cove might be showing near you this weekend, jump here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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