The Cove

Days Left Until The Dolphin Hunt Ends

About 'The Cove'

The Cove is a 2009 documentary that exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year. Dolphin meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The remaining dolphins are sold to dolphinarius and marine parks around the world into a lifetime of captivity.

'The Cove' Trailer

Now, 7 years since The Cove premiered, the spirit of activism that Ric O'Barry started and the battle for justice continue. The focus of the Social Action Campaign around this issue is to create worldwide awareness of the annual dolphin drive hunt in Taiji, and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter once and for all.

Take Action

Thank you for supporting the Dolphin Project!

Over 5 years since The Cove film debut, dolphins are still being slaughtered in the Taiji, Japan cove. With dolphin drive-hunt season at its peak right now, we need your help in the fight for dolphins more than ever.

Thank you for helping Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project get 1 million petition signatures! That’s 1 million people strong demanding an end to the violence in Taiji. On April 17th 2015, the petition was delivered by Ric O'Barry to The White House, and a special outdoor event in honor of the 1 million people who signed the petition took place.