Hayden Panettiere has returned to Japan.
The actress/activist, who once had a Japanese arrest warrant with her name on it, is back in Taiji; made famous in The Cove as the location of the infamous dolphin-killing town.
Earlier today, Panettiere was refused a meeting with the town’s mayor and representative from the local fisheries union. Hey, you have to admire her determination.
“We are trying to peacefully come up wi th better ideas as to how to generate income and utilise the nature here,” a disappointed Panettiere told the AP. “We’ve been to Taiji before and it’s a beautiful place with beautiful wildlife. We just wanted to have a very peaceful and relaxed conversation (with officials).”
The actress plans on attending a rally tomorrow in Osaka to further draw attention to the slaughter and demand an end to its practice. She’s there on behalf of the Save the Whales Again! Campaign.