Drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver) joins protest against Japan dolphin hunt

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Former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver/The Cult 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. »

Sorum arrived in Taiji on Sept. 1, the day the annual dolphin hunt begins, with O’Barry and dozens of Japanese and Western conservationists.

Over the weekend, nationalists in Taiji used loudspeakers to broadcast their message about the right to kill dolphins, and held a barbecue, presumably of whale or dolphin meat, at the cove, where Sorum and others opposing the hunt were watching. Sorum, said he hoped to organize a rock concert in Tokyo…

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