Hayden Panettiere takes on SeaWorld: Whales not meant to be in captivity

hayden-panettiere-whales.jpg"Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere has been a whale and dolphin activist since she was 15.

She even appears in the amazing Oscar-nominated doc, "The Cove," about a Japanese dolphin mass slaughter where thousands of dolphins are trapped and brutally killed. She was filmed paddling out in the water and being chased away by angry, violent Japanese fisherman.

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caught up with her at the "Cove" premiere at HAVEN 360  Wednesday (Mar. 3) in Hollywood. The "Heroes" star talked with us about the recent death of a SeaWorld trainer caused by Tilikum, a male Orca who has been in captivity for almost three decades .