by jen
Categories: People.

TV star Hayden Panettiere was involved in a violent confrontation with Japanese fishermen as she and a group of others tried to disrupt their annual dolphin slaughter.The actress, who stars in TV blockbuster Heroes, paddled out in an attempt to reach a pod of dolphins to stop their murder.

The group of surfers including Dave Rastovich, from Australia and the United States, were intercepted by a fishing boat before they could reach the dolphins.

It was a dangerous situation that lasted more than 10 minutes before the surfers were forced to return to the beach.

MSNBC