Swimming frantically, they are driven to the shore and then trapped overnight in a small cove. The next day they are driven into a similar cove, where they are killed by harpoons, fish hooks, and knives. Those who survived either drown in the water or in their own blood, or dragged to a slaughter warehouse where they are stabbed to death. They are then butchered and sent to fish markets for the people of Japan to buy. As if that was not horrible enough, dolphin trainers and veterinarians witness and sometimes assist the killings.
The fish is exceptionally huge that people recognized its remains as shark. At the same time, the marlin is also extremely strong that it resist it with the man for two days long. Despite the man’s resistant struggle with the blood thirsty sharks, only it is left with a carcass, which is a double symbol of the old man’s remarkable victory and unavoidable failure. The background is placed on the gulf in Cuba where the old man started with nothing to catch for 84 days. The man went for the fishing in the early morning with some tunas the boy prepared for him.
The Cove The first word that poped out of my mind after I saw the movie “The Cove” is “Wow”. In the film, Ric O’s Barry which was a dolphin trainer, he figured out that dolphins are such intelligent creatures, they shouldn’t be captive and fill humans’ happiness, and they belong where they came from, the ocean. In Japan, Taiji, 23,000 dolphins are being slaughters each year in the cove, it really harms the dolphins population, and nobody knows this is happening, not even the Japanese people. The Japanese government knew what was going on, they wanted money, they hid the facts, and they feed their kids with meats full of toxins. Should dolphins be living in a stressful life because of our human’s selfishness?
He lays down to rest but he only gets a few hours of sleep: Not nearly enough. Then, after he kills the fish, the trail of blood attracts multiple sharks. The man fights the sharks tire him even more. The man also suffered internal damage shown when he cough ups blood after the
A Fight Against Dolphins and Whales in Captivity “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be determined by the way it treats its animals” - Mohandas Gandhi Whales and dolphins have recently become a topic of conversation after the death to Dawn Branchaeu, a forty-year-old marine mammal trainer who was killed by a whale during a show at Sea World. What made this majestic animal turn on its trainer? The answer is simple. This whale, like many others, was ripped from it family at a young age, put in a concrete tank and forced to do tricks for food. The conditions in which whales and dolphins are living in captivity are inhumane and unjust.
However, because of this, lots of sharks are being killed each year just to get their fins for soup. Some even throw back the shark into the sea without the fin. Firstly, with sharks being killed rapidly, eco-system on the earth will be seriously affected. A survey done by Wild Aid and the Chinese Wildlife Association in 2006 showed that 35% of the interviewees had consumed shark fin soup in the previous year. This refers lots of sharks being killed each year.
This is shown as the Santiago states, “I wish it was a dream and that I had never hooked him. I'm sorry about it, fish. It makes everything wrong … I shouldn't have gone out so far fish”(110). Santiago is truly sorry that he had to go out so far into the water and catch the giant fish. Because he went out so far, the sharks ate the fish on the way back to the port.
I. The Young Man and the Sea Adventure, Realistic Fiction Rodman Philbrick 192 Pages II. In the book The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick, Samuel (Skiffy) Beaman tries to raise his father’s sunken fishing boat and then tries to raise the money needed to repair the motor. When his lobster traps are vandalized by a bully, Skiff is desperate to find another source of money. When it seems that all hope is lost, he manages to harpoon a large size tuna and is thrown overboard and nearly drowns.
The Open Boat Melissa Thomas Bethel University The Open Boat The Open Boat describes the journey of four men stranded in dinghy in the middle of the ocean and the hardships that had to be faced in order to survive. This story reminds how precious life truly is. Sometimes people have a tendency to take life as a joke and do not realize that life can be taken away within minutes. The captain is the major character in the story, and his character holds the other crew members heads up keeping then motivated during times of distress. He was a captain on the original boat, after the boat sank he become injured and could not physically participate in keeping the dinghy afloat.
The practice of shark finning is inhumane; we should never treat mammals in such a cruel manner. Every single day 200,000 sharks are butchered alive for their fins and sometimes their tails. These are hacked off with a knife, and the remaining carcasses are thrown back into the ocean like rubbish. Unable to swim, the shark suffocates and dies a slow painful death. The cruel