07 Mar '12, 11pm

Stars honor dolphin savior Ric O'Barry

Stars honor dolphin savior Ric O'Barry

Proud that he has made "a big dent" in the Solomon Islands, getting the government to end the dolphin hunt there, he described his effective methods. "We don't show up like a bunch of cultural imperialists, and tell them what they can eat and can't eat, what to do and what not to do. No nation has the right to force their belief system on another nation. It's really about listening and learning and looking for an opportunity to offer alternatives. That's what we do wherever we go. In the Faroe Islands, we're trying to find people who are interested in alternatives to killing pilot whales." He's in touch with "Cove" filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, who's currently shooting a documentary about the rapid extinction of species, accelerated by humans. "I'm told we're losing 30,000 species a year," O'Barry noted.

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