Tomorrow night the Empire State Building will be shining bright red in honor of the dolphins of the cove.
According to a blog by Ric O’Barry on the Dolphin Project website, race car driver and Save Japan Dolphins volunteer Leilani Munter planned the event. O’Barry wrote, “This whole idea was hatched by Leilani Munter, our race car driver volunteer who was at the Cove earlier this year as a monitor for Save Japan Dolphins. She convinced the owners of the Empire State Building to host a special lighting ceremony to remind people about the plight of dolphins in Japan. Leilani will be joining us in New York.”
Also joining them are actor John Leguizamo, The Cove Director Louie Psihoyos and Producer Fisher Stevens. “We need to let the people of Japan know what is happening in Taiji and other remote ports of Japan, where the government Japan Fisheries Agency issues permits to kill dolphins for meat – meat that is highly contaminated with mercury and other pollutants. Before the people of Japan can stop their government from supporting this annual slaughter, they need to know about it. And what better way than to light up the iconic Empire State Building in New York, the ‘World’s Most Famous Office Building’, in red lights?” O’Barry wrote.
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