Residents in Barrow respond to Hayden Panettiere

Earlier this week we aired a story about the efforts of a group called Save the Whales Again! The organization is trying to pressure the Bush administration to stand firm against the attempt by Japan to resume commercial whaling. The International Whaling Commission is holding a special meeting in March. But the organization is also taking aim at subsistence whaling — and that inspired a backlash from whaling families in Barrow. Actress Hayden Panettiere of the NBC TV program “Heroes” is the celebrity face of Save The Whales Again! Her comments about consuming whale meat garnered a storm of outrage by North Slope residents.

Janelle Everette, KBRW – Barrow and Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage