Hayden Panettiere speaks out on the dolphins

People.com is reporting that Hayden Panettiere is speaking out about her recent involvement with activists from the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, saying, "I feel the need to be a voice of worthy and important causes whose efforts impact the lives of every person on Earth."

This week a video surfaced from Britain's Sky News of the actress and six other activists paddling on surfboards out into a cove in the town of Taiji in southwestern Japan, in an attempt to interfere with a dolphin hunt there. (See the video here. Warning: footage is graphic.)

I have been thinking about the footage all night...I have a dolphin tattoo on my neck and it makes me think that this isn't fair. I am so glad that someone like Hayden can bring this issue to everyone else. (Once again the video is very hard to watch.)