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November 21, 2013

Anonymous wades into Japan's anti-whaling battle

Hackactivist collective plans #OpKillingBay to attack Japanese government websites in protest of dolphin slaughter.

A Japanese man shouts slogans towards people participating in a march against the killing of Taiji dolphins and research whaling in Tokyo Japan 24 November 2012. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Anonymous is calling for a collective protest against the Japanese tradition of whale and dolphin hunting. The group is threatening to attack 22 Japanese websites, including those of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

There is also a day of action planned on December 1. Activists are using #OpKillingBay and #ShutTaijiDown to demand an end to the practice in the whaling town of Taiji, which was made infamous by the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove".