Dolphin Defenders Donate ”Death at SeaWorld” to Philipsburg Jubilee Library

To Screen Academy Award Winning Film the Cove at Library this Saturday to Commemorate International Dolphin Day

Dolphin Defenders St. Maarten representatives Mercedes de Windt, Kim Frye and Tadzio Bervoets donated a copy of David Kirby’s bestselling book


Death at SeaWorld to the Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s PR Officer Morenika Arrindell. Death at SeaWorld is a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America’s most beloved marine mammal park.  From the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, to other, less-publicized violent incidents, journalist David Kirby puts these brutal attacks in context and explores the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. "We find it extremely important that this book is at the library so that all can read it and be aware of the great tragedy and crime the keeping of Marine Mammals in Captivity really is," read a Dolphin Defenders statement.

Dolphin Defenders will also be hosting a free screening of the winning winging, critically acclaimed move The Cove this Saturday in order to commemorate International Dolphin Day. The Cove is a 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions Japan’s dolphin hunting culture. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. The film is a call to action to halt mass dolphin kills, change Japanese fishing practices, and to inform and educate the public about the risks, and increasing hazard, of mercury poisoning from dolphin meat. The film is told from an ocean conservationist’s point of view.[2]HYPERLINK "" l "cite_note-3"[3] The film highlights the fact that the number of dolphins killed in the Taiji dolphin drive hunting is several times greater than the number of whales killed in the Antarctic, and claims that 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan every year by the country’s whaling industry. The migrating dolphins are herded into a cove where they are netted and killed by means of spears and knives over the side of small fishing boats. The showing starts at eleven. Dolphin Defenders will also be donating to the Library the film The Cove as well as another critically acclaimed film a Fall From Freedom. Later this year Dolphin Defenders will also be showing the latest movie exploring the dangers of Marine Mammals in Captivity; Blackfish.