08/24/2012 03:20 pm ET

Cove 101: A Primer On Taiji, Japan's Senseless Dolphin Slaughter

This was the release date for The Cove, the gripping and gut-wrenching documentary that ripped the curtain back on one of the animal kingdom’s deadliest, saddest secrets: Each year, beginning on September 1, a group of fishermen in the tiny coastal village of Taiji, Japan, round up and systematically slaughter thousands of dolphins.

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