Just realised that they are wonderful human beings
Japanese police have issued an arrest warrant for Hayden Panettiere over her campaign to save dolphins from being slaughtered.
"I learned that they have an arrest warrant out for me in Japan," the 'Heroes' star told E! News. According to UsMagazine.com, the warrant is for obstruction of commerce
The young actress and a group of activists from the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd tried to rescue a pod of dolphins in Japan on Oct. 30, in protest of the annual hunting of the animals by local fisherman.
However, they were unsuccessful. After paddling out to sea on surfboards, the group was blocked by a boat and couldn't reach the doomed creatures.
"It was really frightening. But in the end, all we really worried about was the dolphins," Panettiere said about the incident.
When asked what the warrant could mean for her, she quipped, "Potentially jail, but i doubt it."
Panettiere laid bare her emotions following the Oct. 30 incident, with the actress shedding tears as she told reporters about what she has seen in the water.
"This baby stuck its head out and kind of looked as us, and the thought that the baby is no longer with us is very difficult," she said.
On her reasons for supporting the cause, she said in a statement after the protest, "The dolphins and whales in our ocean are a part of a larger eco-system that prevents the killing off of other marine life. By destroying these animals and not allowing our future generations to enjoy their beauty, we are causing our own selves damage. I always felt the need to speak on behalf of these helpless creatures who can not defend themselves."