26 April 2010

Celebrities and 'The Cove' unite in PSA to stop dolphin slaughter

The team behind the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” has produced a PSA to help raise awareness about the vicious dolphin slaughter that occurs annually in Japan.

The PSA features a celebrity ensemble including Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere, Courteney Cox, Ben Stiller, Woody Harrelson, Robin Williams, Jason Mraz, Mariska Hargitay, Naomi Watts, Paul Rudd, James Gandolfini, Russell Simmons, and Carrie Ann Inaba.

The Cove” creators in collaboration with Take Part, a social action network, have created an online petition which will be used to contact President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki. The petition urges the leaders to address the more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises who are slaughtered each year. Currently the campaign has received over 175,000 signatures.

Watch the PSA: (warning - graphic)

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Photo Credit: PSA video screen capture