CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The founder of Sea Shepherd left the environmental group’s fleet of anti-whaling ships before they docked in Australia on Wednesday, though the government says it has no reason to arrest him at the moment. Three Sea Shepherd ships docked at the southern port of Williamstown after weeks of harassing Japanese whalers...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Their supporters call them heroes. The Japanese government calls them terrorists. Late Monday, the United States’ largest federal court labeled them pirates. In doing so, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals castigated Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded for the tactics used in their...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An anti-whaling activist group accused a Japanese whaling vessel of intentionally ramming two of its ships Wednesday in waters near Antarctica. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson said he was aboard the ship Steve Irwin when the Japanese boat Nisshin Maru collided with it, the Bob Barker and a...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A support vessel for the Japanese whaling fleet is sailing in Australian waters in pursuit of anti-whaling activists, Australia said after protesting to the Tokyo government. Environment Minister Tony Burke said his government received confirmation Thursday that the Shonan Maru No. 2 had entered Australia’s exclusive economic zone near Macquarie Island...
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ordered American anti-whaling activists to keep 500 yards (457 meters) away from Japanese whaling ships off Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an injunction against the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which sends vessels every December to disrupt whale killings by Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research....
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