Latest Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Stories
-- With International Whaling Commission Meetings in Portugal Kicking Off, Animal Planet Gauges Americans' Knowledge of Whaling Debate -- NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet today released the results of a national Online Zogby Interactive poll of 3,412 Americans to coincide with the 61st annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
According to Canadian officials, the countryâ€™s annual seal hunt â€” the largest in the world â€” has drawn to a close with hunters fulfilling only about a quarter of the maximum quota allowed by the government.
The Japanese government argued in support of its latest whaling mission on Wednesday, claiming that its call for the killing of 60 minke whales is for research purposes only.
Japan's notorious whaling fleet fell extremely short of their goal after interference caused by anti-whaling activists.
- 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.
A Singapore casino developer is planning to import whale sharks for its planned aquarium, resulting in several local and international animal welfare groups launching an online campaign opposing the plans.
A ship carrying members of an anti-whaling protest group collided with a Japanese whaling vessel in Antarctic waters on Friday.
Anti-whaling activists temporarily called off their operations to disrupt Japanese whaling around Antarctica earlier this month.
Australia has denied a Japanese appeal to stop anti-whaling activists from stocking up; announcing Thursday that their boat is permitted to dock at an Australian port prior to returning to Japan, where they will continue to fight whalers.
On Tuesday, Japan said it plans to ask Australia, New Zealand, and Chile to ban the Steve Irwin, an anti-whaling protest ship, from using their ports to refuel.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.