Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams has urged people to stop buying tickets to marine shows.
The actress, also known as Arya Stark, says it is the best way to stop the capture and killing of dolphins in Japan.
She was speaking in the small Japanese town of Taiji, made famous in The Cove, the 2009 Oscar-winning film that documented the dolphin hunt and starred Ric O’Barry, the dolphin trainer for the Flipper TV series.
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In addition, Maisie is the latest celebrity trying to save dolphins. Others include Brian May of Queen, Sting and Daryl Hannah.
She hopes her influence on social media, with four million Instagram followers, will help educate people about Taiji, including Japanese people.
Williams, global ambassador for Ric’s Dolphin Project campaign, says only a handful of Taiji fishermen are benefiting from the practice.
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“These animals travel the ocean. That’s what they explore daily. No tank will be big enough. No tank will ever be deep enough, ever be exciting enough.”
“It’s not an attack on Japan at all, or on Taiji, or the people of Taiji. I want to say, honestly, hand on heart, that this is not an attack on anyone in specific.”
To save dolphins, she said:
“It was something that just struck a chord in my heart. And I’m a firm believer that, if there is something that you really want to stand up and fight for, then you should. And with everyone doing their own little bit for what they believe in, hopefully together we can make the world a better place.”
New Movie For Next Year
Check out the brand new trailer for Maisie Williams‘s upcoming movie The Book Of Love!
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In case you’re unfamiliar, the movie follows Henry (Jason Sudeikis) and Penny (Jessica Biel), who are “coping with a tragedy, and a young girl (Williams) who is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father,” according to Deadline.
The music for the film was done by Jessica‘s husband, Justin Timberlake. Ever heard of him?
The Book of Love is set to hit theaters on January 13, 2017.
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