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Why You Gotta Slaughter on the Dolphins?

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | June 16, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | June 16, 2009 |

Here’s the trailer for The Cove, which Peter Travers described as “Flipper meets The Bourne Identity, which of course means nothing because nothing Peter Travers says is worth the glossy toilet paper he’s printed on. Still, The Cove, which has been playing the festival rounds, has very strong word of mouth behind it. And it’s strangely compelling.

It’s about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. Richard O’Barry, who was the trainer behind the television series, “Flipper,” feels a little guilty, apparently, for creating this domesticated dolphin industry, and he and a crew go to Japan to uncover the abusive practices involved therein. To do so, it appears as though they had to maneuver around a lot of authorities.

Hayden Panettiere cries, too. Just so you know what you’re getting into.

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