Hayden Panettiere, the bite-sized star of the TV show "Heroes" (as lovingly chronicled on this blog), has developed a wide following among teenage girls and the pasty middle-aged men who love them. But what her fans may not know is that she's also a daring eco-warrior who travels the globe protecting adorable species from harm, although not always successfully, as demonstrated in this video (presented here in German, for comedic effect):For those of you slackers who don't spreken zie Deutsch, here's the scoop:
"It was really frightening," Panettiere said. "Some of us were hit by the [fisherman's] boat hook. But in the end, all we really worried about was the dolphins." Growing emotional, the actress said they were close enough to the dolphins to see them "sky-hopping, jumping out of the water to see us... One little baby dolphin stuck his head out and kind of looked at me, and the thought that it's no longer with us is really difficult to take," she said, tears streaking down her face.Yes, that's very sad. Next time please wear a bikini. However, since Ms. Panettiere in a wetsuit saving dolphins went over so well, I'd like to offer my suggestions for further sexy celebrity activism, such as:
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