Former Flipper Trainer Ric O’Barry Arrested In Japan
O’Barry was released Tuesday, although it is not yet known if he will face any charges. He is among a group of activists who have gathered in Taiji in a bid to halt the bloody six-month hunting season, during which fishermen lure dolphins into a cove for capture or slaughter. The hunt had been due to kick off on Tuesday, but was postponed due to bad weather. The Cove won director Louie Psihoyos the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010.