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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'Taiji Stop Killings... News PhotoEnvironmental Conservation,Environmental Issues,Greater London,Holding,Horizontal,Japanese Embassy,London - England,Placard,Protest,Protestor,Reading,UKPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'Taiji Stop Killings Dolphins' outside the Japanese Embassy at a protest in London on November 23, 2012. Anti-whaling activists said there would be demonstrations in Tokyo and eight other cities around the world this weekend against Japan's hunt. Protesters are expected to gather in the Japanese capital to call for an end to the annual state-sponsored whaling mission to the Southern Ocean, due to start in the next few weeks, and to the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the town of Taiji. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)