Documentary film accuses SeaWorld of dolphin slaughter just by association

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In The Cove, opening Aug. 7, a film crew manages to document Taiji's annual "drive fishery," which rounds up "pest" dolphins, sells some to overseas theme parks and then slaughters an estimated 23,000 dolphins, often passing the meat off as whale to unsuspecting Japanese consumers. Even though no U.S. theme parks have been allowed to import dolphins or other marine mammals from drive fisheries since 1993, SeaWorld and other U.S. parks are criticized in the movie for not working to stop the drives.

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