In Japan they kill 20,000 dolphins every year. A few months ago hundreds of people gathered in London to protest against this slaughter. And this is the film I made about it, “Red Cove”:
The protest was organized by the Dolphin Project, led by Ric O’Barry. Thanks to this I learned about the documentaries “The Cove” and “Blackfish“, that depict how in-humanely we treat whales and dolphins. When I was a kid I went to Loro Parque in Tenerife and saw the dolphins show. It felt natural to me, to see those animals perform for the audience. It was their job. The 7 year-old Albert didn’t realise how atrocious it was to hunt a being and turn them into a slave for life.
OK, dolphins are highly intelligent and sensitive creatures. So is that why they should be treated as humans? Because they resemble us?Firstly, humans treat other humans in a very in-humane way. And secondly, don’t we see that all creatures have the natural right to freedom?
Those were, anyway, the arguments I wanted to point out on my interviews. That dolphins are not but the tip of the iceberg. And, following my philosophy, I wanted to broaden people’s perception about the value of life and how unloving and violent some behaviours are, in this world.