Stephen Fry - Stephen Fry Backs Dolphin Slaughter Ban

British actor Stephen Fry is backing a campaign calling for an end to the slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

The funnyman is urging fans to sign a petition to ban the annual dolphin hunt off the coast of Taiji, during which thousands of the mammals, along with small whales, are driven into a cove and killed by fisherman who sell the meat for human consumption.

The brutal methods by which the dolphins are killed have long made the practice a target for animal rights activists, and the hunt was the focus of Oscar-winning 2009 documentary The Cove.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Fry shares a link to a harrowing YouTube.com video showing the dolphin cull, and writes, "Help stop the horror behind the killing of dolphins in Taiji. Check out the shocking footage. Sign the petition."


Contactmusic

Tags: Stephen Fry

Advertisement

More Stephen Fry

Stars Pay Tribute To Donald Sinden, British Stage & Film Actor, Who Died Aged 90

Sir Donald Sinden, the prolific British stage and film actor, has died at the age of 90 after battling cancer.Sir Donald Sinden at the UK...

Patsy Byrne, Actress Best Known As Nursie In 'Blackadder II', Dies Aged 80

Patsy Byrne, the British actress best known for her role as Nursie in Blackadder II, has died at the age of 80.Rowan Atkinson starred alongside...

Celebrities Blossom & Bloom At Chelsea Flower Show VIP Preview [Pictures]

Following a week of sultry temperate and – for Britain – near tropical climes, the celebrities were out en masse to take in the sights...

New '24: Live Another Day' Teaser: "There’s No Going Home For Me"

Jack Bauer steps back into the breech once more as 24 returns with Live Another Day. Now a fugitive, being hunted by most of the...

Advertisement

The 2014 BAFTAs Run Like The Oscars' Older, Funnier Sister

As the British equivalent to the Oscars, last night’s BAFTAs were obviously a glamorous affair. In between bouts of Stephen Fry’s self deprecating humor (“[Oprah’s]...

'24: Live Another Day' Will Feature Stephen Fry as Prime Minister

The new season of 24 has been grabbing headlines on both sides of the Atlantic over the past month. London is at the center of...

Stephen Fry Joins '24' New Season, as British Prime Minister

24's new series will feature Stephen Fry as the British Prime Minister. Fry confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a link to the story on...

Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole

The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14...

Advertisement

Comments

Stephen Fry Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Stephen Fry

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All