NEW YORK CITY, NY (December 7, 2011) Race driver and eco activist Leilani Münter will join Academy Award winning filmmakers of “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens. As well ad dolphin activist Ric O’Barry and actor John Leguizamo. All consequently to light the Empire State Building red on Friday, December 9, 2011. That’s in an effort to draw attention to the issues raised in the Academy Award-Winning documentary “The Cove.”
The film exposes cruelty against dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year.
According to the Huffington Post, the story is revealed by former Flipper trainer turned lifelong dolphin activist Ric O’Barry. He is so is committed to raising global awareness. More importantly to getting the word out and helping people in Japan incite change.
The world famous Empire State Building blazed red across the New York city skyline. All to remind everyone that the brutal dolphin slaughter still goes on in Japan and must be stopped. So Ric O’Barry, Louie Psihoyos, and Fisher Stevens were on hand. All to light the Empire State Building as a symbolic beacon calling for an end to the destructive practice. The activist, director and prodcuer of the academy award winning film “The Cove”, gathered with other luminaries to signal that we must continue to put pressure to help the defenseless dolphins. Find out how you can help here.
Dolphin meat, which contains toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan even though it’s unfit for human consumption. Yet according to the once famous “Flipper” trainer turned dolphin crusader, many people in Japan still don’t know this is happening. O’Barry stated:
“This ceremony is about reaching the people of Japan. It is a plea for their help in shutting down The Cove. Before the people of Japan can stop their government from supporting this annual slaughter. For they need to know about it. We believe that the Japanese people love dolphins and that once they know what’s happening. Because they will take action to stop it. It’s really up to them.”
About The Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments also in infrastructure, public areas and amenities. Because the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world.
Source: Leilani Munter