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Stop Killing Dolphins, There's Absolutely No Porpoise. Today Is International Save Japan Dolphins Day

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Photo by LaPrimaDonna via Flickr

Photo by LaPrimaDonna via Flickr
Today at noon the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles is expected to be overrun by people with fins on their heads (Jimmy Buffet fans, this is your time to shine) and fires in their dorsals as they gather to protest marine massacres during International Save Japan Dolphins Day.

Downtown LA is one of many locations for the worldwide protests over Japan's annual dolphin slaughter, and the demonstrations will focus on human-rights issues (like ingesting dangerous amounts of mercury found in dolphin meat), environmental issues (like polluting the oceans with dangerous amounts of mercury that poison dolphins) and animal-welfare issues (like butchering mercury-filled tortured dolphins) brought to public attention in Ric O'Barry's award-winning documentary “The Cove.”

International Save Japan Dolphins Day
Consulate-General of Japan
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles
12:00 p.m.