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2010-01-20 07:45:00

As an ongoing whaling dispute between Japan and Australia heats up, lawmakers of Japan's ruling party are rethinking a possible defense logistics accord between the two nations, the AFP news agency reported.  The lawmakers' concerns follow harassment early this month by anti-whaling activists of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of a Japanese whaling fleet on its annual hunt for hundreds of whales in Antarctic waters. Australia opposes the hunts, and has threatened international...

2010-01-08 18:17:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's attention was drawn this week to the shocking action of a Japanese whaling vessel, which rammed the Ady Gil, a sleek and speedy trimaran owned and operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, putting its crew members in danger of drowning and ultimately causing the craft to sink. The incident, which occurred January 5th in the Antarctic Marine Whale Sanctuary, brought up the subject of international agreements to limit the slaughter of...

2010-01-06 14:40:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in the Southern Ocean, an ancillary vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Ady Gil, and the Japanese security ship, the Shonan Maru No. 2, physically collided, leaving the much smaller Ady Gil sinking and unsalvageable. According to the Sea Shepherds, the Japanese vessel rammed the Ady Gil while the Ady Gil was motionless. However, Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research reports that the Ady Gil collided with...

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2010-01-06 09:30:00

A technologically advanced powerboat whose goal was to distract and irritate Japanese whalers sustained heavy damage in its first swim Wednesday, severely raising hostilities between the warring groups. The Ady Gil trimaran was recruited by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society activists for this whaling season, and was inflicted with "catastrophic damage." The crew, who was launching stink bombs at the whalers, was not harmed and was picked up by Sea Shepherd's Bob Barker ship. Activists...

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2009-12-08 13:17:13

A futuristic powerboat left Australia on Tuesday en route to Antarctic seas on a mission to harass Japanese whalers. The vessel, named the "Ady Gil" is a futuristic looking boat that resembles something from a Batman film. It was named for the ships benefactor, Ady Gil, who helped acquire the vessel. On October 17, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society unveiled the Ady Gil as its newest "ocean defense vessel." The boat was previously known as the Earthrace, after setting the world record for...

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2009-10-27 07:42:35

On Monday the Japanese head of state made a diplomatic but earnest plea for Netherlands' authorities to take punitive measures against a Dutch-registered sea vessel used by the radical environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to harass Japanese whaling ships in the waters of the Antarctic. Shortly into his four-day trip to the country, newly-elected Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama met with Dutch premier Jan Peter Balkenende and made a direct request that his government...

2009-09-02 15:20:58

Police in Louisiana said they arrested a woman accused of stealing a 12-pack of beer by hiding it between her legs. Zachary police Cpt. David McDavid said Baker, La., resident Lisa Newsome, 42, admitted after her Monday arrest that she was the woman depicted on a security camera shoving the 12-pack of Miller Lite and a couple of sodas up her dress at Crossroads Grocery in early August, WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge, La., reported Wednesday. She attempted to show us how she did it, McDavid said. But we...

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2009-06-19 06:50:00

According to Canadian officials, the country's annual seal hunt "” the largest in the world "” has drawn to a close with hunters fulfilling only about a quarter of the maximum quota allowed by the government. Although the government-monitored event permits the commercial killing of more than a quarter of a million seals per year, officials have reported that fishermen in the easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador only brought in approximately 70,000 animals at the close...

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2009-04-13 11:42:39

Japan's notorious whaling fleet fell extremely short of their goal after interference caused by anti-whaling activists. After five months at sea, the six-ship flotilla trapped 680 whales, falling very short of the intended 765 and 935, the agency said. "It was mainly because of the harassment by the Sea Shepherds," said Shigeki Takaya of the agency's whaling division. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society environmental group beleaguered the ships for 16 days, he noted. The group's ship...

2009-04-08 13:40:00

- Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Battle Whalers, the Elements and One Another in Dramatic Sophomore Season with New and Returning Crew Members - NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, when the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel The Steve Irwin docked in Hobart, Tasmania, it was met by two dozen members of the Australian Federal Police. They were there to confiscate hundreds of hours of videotape, launching an investigation into what was one of...


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