'The Cove' Director Louie Psihoyos Spearheads Anti-Whaling Protest (VIDEO)

05/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This week in Korea, 'The Cove' director and dolphin watchdog Louie Psihoyos is speaking out for the whales as well. The Oscar-winning director staged an anti-whaling protest in front of the Japanese embassy in South Korea, Reuters reported.

"These animals are slaughtered in the most inhumane way imaginable, Psihoyos told Reuters. "And then they're cut up into pieces and, even though their meat's toxic, fed to schoolchildren."

While eating whale is not commonplace in Japan, many Japanese are indifferent to the fact that whale hunting is cruel, Reuters reported.