Was the blood in the…

Was the blood in the water real?

Recent photos of dolphins being slaughtered by Japanese fishing crews showed the water bright red with blood.  This photo may have been, um, enhanced, for effect.

The Ethics Of Photoshop.

Is The Blood Red Water For Real? A discussion on egullet, of all places, suggests at least one of these shocking pictures has been retouched.

A more interesting question is: is it OK to “enhance” real evidence, if the salient facts are true? Or even, more radically, if the cause is just and dedicated to save lives or relieve suffering?

Only if you tell them. Otherwise it’s the same as making up a news story then reporting it as truth.