リック・オバリーから届いた２通目の返事を転載します。This is a reply#2 sent from Ric O'Barry.
Sorry, Toshiaki-san, I respectfully disagree. The photo expresses compassion. If someone sees a puppet in this photo that is their problem. I will not make it my problem. I was invited to participate in the demo by Kiki and Satoshi, not the other way around.
The cove is the size if a football field. If we can't stop the extreme violence against dolphins in that tiny body of water how could we possibly stop whaling in the vast ocean?
We are united in our effort to abolish the dolphin slaughter in the cove. We must stay focused on the cove if we want to make progress. I am also very concerned about homelessness and several other issues but I have learned from more than 40 years of experience to stay focused on the goal.
We should talk about all of this when we meet in Tokyo next time. It's too hard to do by email.