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Panettiere Attempts To Save Dolphins
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Panettiere Attempts To Save Dolphins

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HEROES star HAYDEN PANETTIERE violently clashed with Japanese fishermen as she tried to save dolphins from slaughter.

The 18-year-old actress disrupted an annual dolphin hunt by intercepting a fishing boat – and was almost struck by its boat hook.

She says, “It was really frightening.

“Some of us were hit by the boat hook. But in the end all we really worried about was the dolphins.

“It was so incredibly sad. We were so close to them and they were sky hopping, jumping out of the water to see us.

“One little baby dolphin stuck his head out and kinda looked at me and the thought that it’s no longer with us is really hard to take.”

Panettiere and five other surfers from the U.S. and Australia were almost arrested after paddling out to see to stage a protest, but left the country following the incident.

(LJ/WNV/CG)

Comment(8)

  1. Kristen wrote: Aww Hayd <33 I love you lol/

    This is what I want to do too, for animals! She's amazing. I'm glad shes doing this!

  2. Chloe wrote: Go Hayden! I understand it’s part of the culture, but at this point all countries should have laws protecting animals, and not allow slaughters like that to continue. It’s sick, and absolutely unnecessary.

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