Boxer Wladimir Klitschko and Actress Hayden Panettiere Travel to Japanese Village

March 28, 2010 at 8:39 am by Terez in Boxing, Wladimir Klitschko

I'll knock those japanse fisherman out T...

“Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere and her boyfriend, world champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko, received a chilly reception Friday in the Japanese fishing village of Taiji, where they called for an end to its annual dolphin hunt. Panettiere said she would “love to be a spokesperson” for the town if it abandons the hunt. Her visit to Taiji comes just weeks after “The Cove,” a gory depiction of Taiji’s dolphin slaughter, won the Oscar for best documentary. The celebrity couple arrived in the morning with a small group of environmental activists. Panettiere tried to meet the mayor and representatives from the local fisheries union, but she and Jeff Pantukhoff, an anti-whaling activist from the U.S., were blocked at the door of the town hall. “We are trying to peacefully come up with better ideas as to how to generate income and utilize the nature here,” Panettiere told reporters. “We’ve been to Taiji before and it’s a beautiful place with beautiful wildlife.” –LA Times

If I were Klitschko I would get out now..supporting your girlfriend is one thing, traveling to Japan with her in protest of whaling is a little much..Cmon Wlad, keep your fighting in the ring brother..-TO

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