A US appeal court has labelled militant conservationist group Sea Shepherd a group of pirates, and cleared the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them.
A US appeals court has labelled militant conservationist group Sea Shepherd as pirates, and cleared the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them.
Sea Shepherd said the Japanese factory boat the Nisshin Maru had deliberately collided with the vessels Steve Irwin and Bob Barker, which were crewed by anti-whaling campaigners.
Since 2002, Sea Shepherd has disrupted Japan's contested hunt in the Southern Ocean annually, but a US court issued an injunction on December 17 for the activists to stay at least 460 metres away...
The Australian government on Friday lodged a protest with Tokyo after a ship from the Japanese whaling fleet entered its exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean near Macquarie Island.
Ending the year by looking forward to what the new one may bring, allow me to offer the prospect of Brigitte Bardot in action once more, if only for the headlines this may generate.
US conservation group Sea Shepherd has vowed to fight a US court order to stay at least 450 metres away from Japanese whaling ships, and to keep protecting whales "with our ships and our lives"....