Japan has canceled screenings of “The Cove” but that hasn’t stopped Ric O’Barry from continuing his work to end the annual slaughter of dolphins in the waters of Taiji. The activist and marine mammal specialist is organizing a music festival in the small Japanese village and has invited many Hollywood celebrities to the event which is scheduled to take place this September. Daryl Hannah has already confirmed her trip to Taiji.
“We all go there and have a good time, and support the economy,” O’Barry told the AP. “It’s not confrontational. We bring frisbees.”
O’Barry hopes his presence along with at least 1,000 others will discourage fishermen from hunting the dolphins.