TWO animal rights activists were arrested in Japan after disrupting a dolphin show.
The activists from the Netherlands and Belgium targeted a show in the resort town of Shirahama on the south coast.
Dutchman Petrus Johannes Martinus Janssen, 32, and Belgian Kirsten De Kimpe, 23, jumped into the dolphin pool from the spectators’ seats at the Adventure World animal park in the middle of the show.
Police said the activists then raised a banner with Japanese and English slogans condemning the killing of dolphins in the nearby coastal town of Taiji.
They disrupted the show for about 20 minutes.
The suspects are activists against dolphin hunting in Taiji, according to police who said the pair had admitted the offence.