26 Aug '11, 8am

'Cove' star urges dolphin watching, not killing

'Cove' star urges dolphin watching, not killing

The star of the Oscar-winning movie about dolphin killing in Japan has only praise for Miyakejima - a Tokyo island that thrives on snorkeling with dolphins. Ric O'Barry is urging the town of Taiji to follow Miyakejima's example. -- PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE TOKYO (AP) - The star of the Oscar-winning movie about dolphin killing in Japan has only praise for Miyakejima - a Tokyo island that thrives on snorkelling with dolphins. Ric O'Barry is urging the town of Taiji to follow Miyakejima's example. O'Barry is heading to Taiji, made notorious in The Cove. The annual dolphin hunt is set to start Sept 1. In that film, fishermen on boats scare dolphins into a small cove and bayonet them. The dolphins writhe in pain and turn the waters red with blood. O'Barry says he will lead a prayer ceremony in Taiji, with two dozen dolphin lovers travelling with him.

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