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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 03:23 AM

Star of dolphin-hunting film ordered deported from Japan

Source: Associated Press

Star of dolphin-hunting film ordered deported from Japan

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

Updated 1:45 am, Friday, January 22, 2016


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In this Sept. 16, 2015 photo released by DolphinProject.com, Ric O'Barry poses at a cove in Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan. Japan has ordered the deportation of the star of the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," about a dolphin-killing village in Japan. O'Barry was detained upon arrival Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Tokyo's Narita international airport. Japanese authorities decided Friday, Jan. 22 to turn down his appeal to get into the country, according to his son. (DolphinProject.com via AP)

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan has ordered the deportation of Ric O'Barry, the star of the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," about a Japanese village that hunts dolphins. But he has refused to leave, insisting he came as a tourist to look at dolphins.

O'Barry, the former dolphin trainer for the "Flipper" TV series, was detained upon arrival Monday at Tokyo's Narita international airport.

Japanese authorities decided Friday to turn down his appeal to enter the country, according to his son, Lincoln O'Barry. His son and lawyer say immigration officials accuse O'Barry of lying during questioning and of having ties to anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, both of which O'Barry denies.

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O'Barry heads the Dolphin Project, which aims to protect dolphins worldwide. He regularly visits Taiji, the fishing village portrayed in "The Cove," which won the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary. In the film, dolphins get herded into a cove and speared to death, turning the waters red with blood.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Star-of-dolphin-killing-film-ordered-deported-6776195.php

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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 06:26 AM

1. I guess they didn't believe the porpoise of his visit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 07:52 AM

2. Thank You

Thank you for bringing this senseless killing to the screen. It is the 21st century and absolutely no need to butcher these beautiful animals.

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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 11:30 AM

3. Link from Cove mailing list.

http://bit.ly/1nlwdlt

David Bowie Is a Hero to Activists Fighting the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan
The rock star made sure his anthem ‘Heroes’ was licensed to the documentary ‘The Cove’ for a pittance so it could help stop the killing of dolphins and whales.

JAN 13, 2016
by David Kirby


David Bowie is being remembered as a musical genius, a gifted artist, and a fashion icon. But to whale and dolphin activists, he was nothing short of a hero...

http://www.takepart.com/cove

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Fri Jan 22, 2016, 11:59 AM

4. Apparently there is no such thing as karma.

 

Both the tsunami and Enola Gay managed to miss Taiji.

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