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Yoko Ono joins Caroline Kennedy - 'stop the Taiji dolphin hunt'

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Yoko Ono – the Japanese widow of John Lennon – on Monday wrote a letter to dolphin fishermen of Japan to stop their hunt.

Ono published an open letter on her “Imagine Peace” website on January 20, 2014 and addressed it to “the Japanese fishermen of Taiji.” Not only did she include her signature in the published letter, but she also cc’d “Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.”

The plan for the hunt is to corral scores of animals into a cove, select the “prettiest” to sell to aquariums and then butcher the rest for meat.

It "will give an excuse for big countries and their children in China, India and Russia to speak ill of Japan," she wrote.

Ono's intervention came just days after US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy tweeted her disapproval.

"Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. USG (US Government) opposes drive hunt fisheries," wrote Kennedy.

Her comments were welcomed on Monday by fugitive eco-activist Paul Watson, who said he hoped it would help convince Tokyo to put a halt to the practice.

"Hopefully this would put additional pressure to convince the Japanese government that this really has no place in the 21st century," he said.

According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (an organization founded by Watson), around 250 dolphins have been corralled in the cove so far, and that some have been removed, but it is not clear how many have been killed.

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