by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Film/TV
Tags: .

taiji, japan, dolphin hunt, the cove, documentary

At last Sunday’s Academy Awards, just as Director Louie Psihoyos was about to make his acceptance speech for winning an Oscar for The Cove, Ric O’Barry pulled out a sign urging people to text the word DOLPHIN to 44144. That caused Academy producers to freak out, immediately cut mics, and pull away from the stage — axing any chance Psihoyos had to thank the world and deliver a message.

In hindsight, O’Barry probably wishes he’s waited until the end to hold up that sign — even though it did bring in a good chunk of change. Nevertheless, Psihoyos took to YouTube earlier this week and delivered the speech he would have given at the Oscars. Check it out after the jump:

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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  • Alex Burns

    ddpalmer, do you work for the Japanese? I see you on every story defending them. You don’t know what your’e talking about.

  • Alex Burns

    Please don’t listen to ddpalmer! He works for Japan!