Hayden Panettiere joined a few hundred other activists in forming a giant human pilot whale beside the message “VOTE,” yesterday in front of the U.S. Capitol building.
According to the organizers, the pilot whale symbolizes the tens of thousands of whales and dolphins killed each year by Japanese fishermen and the event commemorates the one-year anniversary of Hayden’s actions in Taiji, Japan, where she paddled out with protesters on surfboards to protect a pod of pilot whales who had been captured by fishermen for slaughter and for sale to aquariums.
As a spokesperson for the Save the Whales Again! campaign, Hayden is adamant that people in the U.S. concerned for the future of these creatures vote next Tuesday for the candidate that will do the most to protect them.
For more information, check out the Save the Whales Again! campaign here.