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Ric O'Barry (American dolphin activist, first recognized in the 1960s for capturing and training the five dolphins that were used in the well-known TV series "Flipper"; in 1970 he founded the "Dolphin Project", a group that aims to educate the public about captivity and, where feasible, free captive dolphins; in 2009 he was featured in the Academy Award-winning film "The Cove", which used covert techniques to expose the yearly dolphin drive hunting that goes on in Taiji, Japan).<br />
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London, 07/11/2014. Today, campaigners from "London Against the Dolphin Massacre" - supported by "Taiji Dolphins Team UK", "Care for the Wild International", "Sea Shepherd" and "Save Japan Dolphins" - along with citizens, gathered outside the Japanese Embassy in Piccadilly to protest against the annual "Taiji Cove Dolphin Drives" in Japan. This practice sees the slaughter thousands of sea mammals, including dolphins and small whales, each year. Several hundred of the dolphins are captured to be sent to dolphinariums around the world.
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Ric O'Barry (American dolphin activist, first recognized in the 1960s for capturing and training the five dolphins that were used in the well-known TV series "Flipper"; in 1970 he founded the "Dolphin Project", a group that aims to educate the public about captivity and, where feasible, free captive dolphins; in 2009 he was featured in the Academy Award-winning film "The Cove", which used covert techniques to expose the yearly dolphin drive hunting that goes on...
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