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, dolphin activist Ric O’Barry and actor John Leguizamo, to light the Empire State Building red on Friday, December 9, 2011 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. The story is revealed by former Flipper trainer turned lifelong dolphin activist Ric O’Barry, who is committed to raising global awareness, and more importantly to getting the word out and helping people in Japan incite change.

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 in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s mot beloved attractions and is the region’s #1 tourist destination.

Source: Leilani Munter