Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on November 20, 2007
Just when you thought the Hayden Panettiere dolphin brouhaha was finally coming to a halt, word comes from Japan that a warrant has been issued for the “Heroes” star’s arrest. Her crime: protesting the annual dolphin slaughter and revealing the secret location of their helplessly netted and soon-to-be-killed creatures.
Not to downplay the seriousness of the situation, but if an 18-year-old actress from Los Angeles can fly to Osaka and find this “secret location”, how hidden can it be? And what good will come from throwing her in jail? Will it deter other TV stars from joining up with Save The Whales? Or will it just continue to draw attention to Japan’s annual (and secret) dolphin slaughter?
Interesting irony here: Hayden didn’t want the dolphins to die, and the Japanese evidently don’t want this story to die.