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Hayden Panettiere to Lead Whale Rally

Hayden Panettiere to Lead Whale Rally

Hayden Panettiere will lead a rally against a resumption of commercial whaling at 1 p.m. this Sunday, January 27, in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle. The event kicks off a whirlwind trip to the Nation’s Capital for Hayden, who will later speak with policymakers and students to encourage increased whale protection.

The 18-year-old Heroes star is a spokesperson for the Save the Whales Again! campaign, which is calling on the United States to stand up for whales at the International Whaling Commission and take diplomatic and economic action against whaling countries. After the rally, she will speak at Georgetown University. On Monday, she will meet with representatives from the embassies of Japan, Norway and Iceland to question their outdated whaling practices.

“Whales face increasing threats from climate change, ship strikes, entanglement in nets, and chemical and noise pollution, yet Japan, Norway and Iceland continue to kill them in increasing numbers,” Hayden said. “I am looking forward to talking with officials who actually make and carry out our policies, as well as fellow young people who will be voting in the upcoming election—I want our voice to be heard.”

On Tuesday, Hayden will speak at a 1 p.m. press conference hosted by House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chair Nick Rahall (D-WV). She will be joined by Rahall and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) in urging the US Government to reinstate its former leadership role protecting whales from commercial slaughter. An evening reception with Members of Congress and their staff is the final stop on her trip.


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  • xoxoxoxo3

    she’s so pretty

  • goz

    at least she’s an actress who does something

  • ver

    Yeah I agree. So it’s not about the war, at least she cares about something other than herself.

  • Genny

    It’s pretty cool that she has a belief that she stands for but she enables the pochers to continue by purchasing and wearing lipstick. Defeats the purpose and she’s kind of a hyprocite…

  • girlleader1

    i luv how she takes the attention she gets from being famous and uses it to save the whales instead of being like miley cyrus and become all sluty, take inapropreat pictures and lets them leak!!

  • hypocrite

    Go sleep with the fishes, Hayden. You suck as an actor and a person. So fake!

  • http://justjared zefronluver


  • http://justjared zefronluver


  • weller

    I go to Georgetown and I’ll be there! There’re posters with her headshot everywhere on campus….

  • fresh

    LMFAO at #6

  • brittany

    She’s an inspiration. She’s inspired me to at least do something for other people thats important. This matter is important, no matter what people say. Whales are a big part of our lives and atmosphere. She’s doing something good for the world and she’s amazing for that.

    My hats off to you, Hayden.

  • Meg

    She’s just trying to get more publicity!!! MEDIA WHORE!

  • Steffi

    why whales? there are so much people who need help.

  • nazri

    Good Hayden, You’ve done really a great job, Keep It Up!! :D I’ll support you

  • troy

    I’m all for protecting the whales and I admire Hayden’s passion for and committment to the cause. I would happily protest with her and sign a petition if asked me to. One thing I would not do is sit and be lectured to by an 18-year-old.

  • hypocrite

    @ zefronlover who said:



    Because the world needs to know what a lousy hypocrite this little midget witch is. Hell yeah, she’ll save the whales!…only to have them massacred herself so she can have their skins made into nice little leather boots or a nice leather jacket to even out her ensemble for that day.

    What a dumb bitch!

  • brittany


    Who gives, really? She’s doing something good with her time instead of partying/doing coke/being promiscuous with other men like OTHER celebs her age are doing. Your just degrading her because you want to find something wrong with her, which you will not. She’s determaned and she will go through with her plans if you like it or not.

  • The Arab Aquarius

    WOW.. She’s really serious about this. It’s so nice to see a young celeb doing something good and not just for publicity

  • lemibu

    Good for her. Great cause. More should get involved!!!

  • emo

    Even if she looks like she’s playing to the paps all the time, at least she’s using her popularity to promote good causes.

    She’s not as self-centered and it’s all about fashion fashion and grocery shoping as other starlets.

    Hear that RBils?

  • Kamelia

    Im not a big fan of Hayden, but I have to admit that what she’s doing is really nice. At least she’s doing something good using her popularity so thumbs up for her.

  • craig stairs

    oh god another global warming idiot. every picture I see her in with a car is always a gas guzzling suv. What climate change?, the one that’s been going on for centuries, the one that occurred before man was ever on the planet? Does hayden realize that the earth is round and not flat? Hello, hayden are you out there? And what does the US government have to do with Whaling. Whaling isn’t being done in the United States. Well since george bush listens to bono I guess he’ll probably listen to Hayden to, at least she doesn’t look like a burned out junkie, I could stand listening to her for probably a minute. Also she’s working/worked with the weather channel. Does she realize that the owner of the weather channel has come out against all the global warming nonsense?

  • oldschooling

    I think everyone should have something that they are passionate about so I commend her for pursuing her passion and not just spending the days partying away

  • tak

    i wish she would just go away. shes all kinds of annoying.

  • http://yahoo Yes

    She’s very pretty!

  • Helena

    I’m sorry, I don’t mean to sound like a pessimist, but i would love to see how she plans to stop whaling. She is dealing with some very rich and powerful countries here..

  • Evelyn

    Go save some starving humans instead.

  • x-becca-x

    i like hayden n at least she isnt makin a fool out of herself all the time like certain other peeps that i wont mention……………..

  • mel

    hayden is doin a gr8 job and i totally agree with wat she is doing!!!! the whales nedd help….they are intelligent and beautiful creatures and i hope the killin of them will STOP!!!!!

  • miriam paris

    She cares about animals, and what she is doing for the whales is really nice. At least she does SOMETHING for a threatened spezies.

    @Evelyn: Dr. Albert Schweitzer: Ethics consists in the compulsion to show toward the will-to-live of each and every being (and this INCLUDES animals) the same reverence as one does to one’s own.

    Every populist starlet pretends to save starving humans and adopts children. Overpopulation is the biggest THREAT of our times and the focus of so called humanitarian help should be on birth control, not on short-term feeding programmes as part of the vicious circle.

  • mARK

    Sorry, I don’t think she really cares. She will do whatever she needs to stay in the media and this is a sure way to get press.

    And will she “question” those countries’s outdated whaling practices? What is her authority and expertise on the subject ? Being famous as a barely legal tv actress is not enough.

  • hanane

    so cute

  • remember da truth

    Lipstick hasn’t been made with whale parts in many years. And there are many, many cosmetics made with no animal testing. Ask Natalie Portman, or Stella McCartney.

    If you’re going to hate on someone, instead of speculating that they will wear whaleskin boots, why don’t you start by looking in the mirror and finding out why so much hate and anger in your pathetic lost soul?

    You are a LOSER, who resents winners like Hayden Panettiere!! Hayden is a wonderful role model — a young woman who is doing somethin meaningful with her life.

    What a wonderful

  • kai

    I must agree with Helena and Mark. Whaling is indeed a cruel and truly outdatet practice, but i don’t think it will help the cause if a barely outgrown girl speaks to the ambassadors. I mean for christ sake, I don’t think Norway cares what USA have to say (one of the richest and liberal countries in the world, they have never liked America), and Iceland that make their living of whaling..

  • the_original_nika

    I’m with #15.

  • KimUK

    I carnt help but thinking that shes only in this for the publicity im sorry i just carnt

  • Didi


  • nda

    i love her so much…
    but she looks old, not like a 18 year old girl…
    she’s more like 20 something…

  • lola

    Good for her. Still dislike her as an actress and style icon, but I can never really dislike someone who does good for the world.

    –read my blog at

  • Chan

    Hayden don’t listen to some of these comments as some ppl don’t have feelings and heart that you do.

    It’s a very good thing what you are doing and the dolphin swim was very couragous. Well done to you and keep up the good work for the BEAUTIFUL sea animals.

  • victoria

    Too bad that whales are being championed by such an annoying girl.

  • mah

    She really knows how to use her popularity saving the animals!! Soo cute and pretty!!

  • Flow

    She’s a slut, that’s it.

  • Flow

    Bravo pour la censure tss Y____Y

  • cool

    lol #37

  • Ashlee

    It a positive way for her to get publicity. She would be wise to do some research before she does any speeches, because her audience will ask questions. Hopefully, we will no longer see pictures of her smoking cigarettes and drinking while partying with Paris Hilton.

  • B

    lol at #43/44…
    t’as qu’a essayer un truc plus subtil…du genre…B ! T C H !


  • luvmydog

    #13 and #27, why don’t YOU go help people if you are complaining. I am so sick of people like you who begrudge animals in need. Animals need to be saved and protected just as much as humans, and need all the support they can get. Go Hayden!! You are awesome!! I will give all my spare change to animal groups like this.

  • hypocrite

    lol at all of these people saying she love animals.

    Tell us that when we get another picture of Hayden in her brown leather boots!


  • lightskinned

    i don’t want that tramp on my campus, who gives a shit about whales anyways?