Ono, Sarandon, Gervais, More: Big Names Blast Dolphin Hunt

Celebrities have taken to Twitter to condemn the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. The stars have asked their followers to protest, learn more about events and watch the 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary "The Cove," which sheds light on the slaughters that are traditional in this Japanese whaling town.

See the celebrity activists in the round-up below, and head here to find out what you can do to help stop the slaughter in Japan.

Traditions can be broken speak out, create change, be kind and compassionate #tweet4taiji

- Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) January 24, 2014

Dear Japan, how could such a stunning, brilliant, gorgeous country allow the bloody injustices of THE COVE? Please reign in your murderers.

- Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) January 18, 2014

"@cnnbrk: Annual slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in infamous Japanese cove has started, http://t.co/lhIBRoG4EG" "DISGUSTING & DISGRACEFUL!

- Sharon Lawrence (@sharonlawrence) January 21, 2014

Looking into the dolphin slaughter at #Taiji Cove. Heartbreaking and infuriating. Thanks all, for Tweeting about it.

- Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) January 21, 2014

More than 200 dolphins are being slaughtered in Taiji right now. Please support & follow @whaleman1 to help end this cruel & needless hunt!

- hayden panettiere (@haydenpanettier) January 21, 2014

In what boats did they chase these dolphins with centuries ago?? Lies ... This has only been in the last 30 ... http://t.co/dOPdMyWV51

- matt sorum (@mattsorum) January 20, 2014

Please read - "To the Japanese fishermen of #Taiji from @YokoOno Lennon, 20 January 2014" http://t.co/omfd6qPrcV RT!

- Yoko Ono (@yokoono) January 20, 2014

@cnn@ABC@NBCNews@cbsnews@rafushimpo Please cover the dolphin slaughter in Taiji. @nhk_news It's unforgivable what is happening.

- Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) January 20, 2014

This Image should be on @TIME magazine front cover! RT if agree! #tweet4taiji#Tweet4Dolphins#Taiji@CoveGuardianspic.twitter.com/D83YVL6LyD"

- ERIC BALFOUR (@ERICBALFOUR) January 20, 2014

THIS IS HEARTBREAKING AND NEEDS TO STOP: Stressed, bloody dolphins await slaughter in Japan's Taiji Cove http://t.co/fL6edRQkpc

- Amy Bruni (@amybruni) January 19, 2014

Dear Japan, the world is watching and we are horrified. #Taiji#blackfish#SeaWorld#SaveCoveDolphins#SeaCircus#tweet4taiji

- Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 19, 2014


- William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 19, 2014

HORRIBLE! 250 dolphins await slaughter, lifetime of captivity at Japan's Taiji Cove http://t.co/pkwMw3MDJx#HelpCoveDolphins

- David Blaine (@davidblaine) January 19, 2014

200 dolphins face captivity or slaughter right now. @CoveGuardians livestream: http://t.co/x9MNifkEii! #tweet4taiji /via @SeaShepherd_USA

- Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 19, 2014

horrified by the Japanese in Taiji today http://t.co/OKMpoT05ZL

- Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) January 18, 2014

dear @carolinekennedy please put pressure on the japanese gov't to stop the cruel slaughter in Taiji. @SeaShepherd@mattsorum@TheCoveTaiji

- moby (@thelittleidiot) January 18, 2014

Still can't get over this! Stop this BullSh%^!!!!!! http://t.co/IEgWA6hAgg

- ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) January 18, 2014

URGENT: 250 bottle nose dolphins in Taiji cove now. #tweet4taiji please stop the slaughter. RT. Thank You.

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 17, 2014

massive group of 5 pods of bottlenose dolphins trapped in cove in Taiji, including an albino. tragic. can't believe it's still happening.

- Leilani Munter (@LeilaniMunter) January 17, 2014

Japan should realise the damage dolphin killing does to reputation of an otherwise delightful country http://t.co/9fTyrYmFem#tweet4taiji

- Richard Branson (@richardbranson) January 21, 2014

I am haunted; I am saddened, I am so emotional and so angry and I realised how ignorant I am. Watched THE COVE - LIEZEL vdWesthuizen® (@liezelv) September 25, 2012

Just watched 'The Cove' and it's one of the best and worst films I've ever seen. Unbelievable. Watch it and see what you think..

- Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) September 21, 2012

Have you seen The Cove? Watch - JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) September 19, 2012

@Iriesheik Show them "The Cove". Swimming with dolphins supports slaughter in Taiji.

- Sam Simon (@simonsam) May 2, 2012

It amazes me that after all this time after The Cove was made, the dolphin slaughter continues. http://t.co/i75jiGSA

- josh groban (@joshgroban) December 21, 2011

The dolphin slaughter is on my heart 24/7. I need time & patience. This can it & will not happen overnight. This horrific massacre has been - Wynonna Judd (@WynonnaMusic) January 23, 2014

I am very very upset about what is happening to the Dolphins in Japan. This is a crime against the world... http://t.co/eNXWJrnrIl

- Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 20, 2014

Heartbreaking..Bloodiest massacre in #Taiji EVER! 250 #dolphins waiting to be #slaughter ed in #TheCove TAKE ACTION andHELP! #tweet4taiji"

- natalie imbruglia (@natimbruglia) January 19, 2014

Guys this dolphin roundup is making me sob so hard. How is this still happening after The Cove doc? http://t.co/dMK5gNo1KJ#tweet4taiji

- Felicia Day (@feliciaday) January 17, 2014

I am sickened and embarassed to b a human being right now with the murder of beautiful dolphins in taji. So beyond fucked up. #stopthis

- Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 18, 2014