Activist Ric O’Barry, whose tireless work to save dolphins featured heavily in the documentary “The Cove,” has taken out a full page ad in the NY Times asking for an end to the bloody dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan.
The ad features “Angel,” the white albino dolphin who has become a symbol of this year’s tragic hunts, with the prominent headline of “Free Angel or Watch Her Die.” It definitely gets to the point quickly.
“The brutal dolphin hunts and the plight of Angel, the rare albino dolphin, has caught the public’s attention,” stated Ric O’Barry, Director of the Dolphin Project. “Japan’s government calls these hunts a ‘tradition,’ but the hunts only started in 1969, and the dolphin meat is poisoned by mercury.”
“Japan must change its ways,” he added, “and end the killing of dolphins and small whales in towns like Taiji.”
The ad includes a link to the Dolphin Project website where the public can send a letter to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asking him to end the hunts and help a baby albino dolphin, called Angel, from dying in captivity.
Check it out below – and jump here to send the letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.