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
- 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
- Yoko Ono (@yokoono) January 20, 2014
- Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) January 20, 2014
- 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
- Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 19, 2014
- David Blaine (@davidblaine) January 19, 2014
- Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 19, 2014
horrified by the Japanese in Taiji today http://t.co/OKMpoT05ZL
- Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) January 18, 2014
- 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
- 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
- natalie imbruglia (@natimbruglia) January 19, 2014
- Felicia Day (@feliciaday) January 17, 2014