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Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer protests dolphin hunt

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TOKYO -- Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum was in a remote Japanese fishing village Monday to protest against its annual dolphin hunt.

Sorum, who now leads his own group, is the latest celebrity to join the increasingly global campaign to stop the dolphin kill in Taiji, a quaint fishing village in central Japan made famous by the Academy Award-winning 2009 film about the hunt called The Cove. The movie depicts how dolphins are herded into a cove and speared by fishermen for their meat. The fishermen say the hunt is part of their village's tradition and call western critics who eat other kinds of meat hypocritical.

Sorum arrived in Taiji on Sept. 1, the day the annual dolphin hunt begins.


-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 3, 2013 C2

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