Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yoko Ono asks dolphin slaughter to be stopped for 'the future of Japan'

From The Tokyo Times: "Japanese artist and activist Yoko Ono on Monday asked the dolphin fishermen of Taiji, the small town made famous by the Oscar-winning film “The Cove” which depicts the annual dolphin slaughter, to stop their hunt.

"The artist wrote an open letter several days after the U.S. ambassador to Tokyo condemned the animal bloodbath as well.

"It is for the “future of Japan” and for its reputation, Ono said, according to the international press.

"It “will give an excuse for big countries and their children in China, India and Russia to speak ill of Japan,” she wrote.

“I am sure that it is not easy, but please consider the safety of the future of Japan, surrounded by many powerful countries which are always looking for the chance to weaken the power of our country." Continue reading: Yoko Ono asks dolphin slaughter to be stopped for 'the future of Japan - The Tokyo Times