If you still haven't seen the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove after all the attention we've given it, I don't know what to tell you other than ... here's another recommendation for you to watch the film, which exposes the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. Both shocking and entertaining, director Louie Psihoyos (and producer Fisher Stevens) presents the cause with a narrative resembling that of a spy thriller. And now it's about to make its network TV debut on Animal Planet. The doc will premiere this Sunday (August 29) at 9pm, appropriately in the middle of a marathon of Whale Wars.

For those of us who have already seen The Cove and want updates, Animal Planet is also presenting a three-part series titled Blood Dolphin$, which follows activist Ric O'Barry, the star of the film, and his team on new missions to save dolphins in Taiji and other parts of the world. Sadly, from what's previewed in the show's trailer, it does not look like much has changed since the doc drew awareness to the Japanese dolphin fishing industry last year. The first episode of the series, titled "Return to Taiji," debuts Friday (August 27) at 11pm. The other two installments are part of a two-part visit to hTe Solomon Islands. They premiere September 10 and 17.
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