Green Race Car Driver Leilani Munter Stands Up Against Dolphin Hunt In Taiji, Japan
Green race car driver Leilani Munter is a regular around these parts. Super devoted to eco living, animal protection, and, well, just being awesome, Leilani is all about sustainablility.
Munter recently sat down with our friends at Veg News to discuss her trip to Taiji, Japan where she helped Ric O’Barry — star of The Cove — stand up against the brutal dolphin hunt.
“We met Ric in Tokyo, and that’s where we delivered the Save Japan Dolphins petition that contained 1.7 million signatures from 151 different countries since [The Cove] came out,” explains Munter. “I was one of the people who got to go with Ric to the embassy to deliver this petition, and then after Tokyo my husband and I went down to Taiji along with some of the other activists.”
While in Japan, Munter got a chance to speak with community members and explain why the dolphin hunt is dangerous to not just the animals but to the environment and humans, as well.
“What we’re trying to do is get a whole team of people to Taiji, and be there for the whole killing season,” says Munter. “That’s the challenge, and for that reason I’m going back to Taiji in a couple of weeks.”
Jump on over to VegNews.com to check out the entire interview and find out more about what’s happening in Japan.