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Japanese Whale Hunt In The Southern Ocean Faces Opposition
2013-01-01 05:03:51

A battle is brewing over whaling in the Southern Ocean between Australia and Japan. Australia's Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has reiterated his government's strong opposition to Japan's "scientific whaling" program, dismissing claims that the expeditions have any scientific research merit.

Scientific Whaling Plans Dumped By South Korea
2012-07-18 12:27:06

After experiencing some heavy criticism, the South Korean government is looking to cancel a controversial plan to hunt whales for scientific purposes, according to a new report.

Whale Hunting Quota Requests Denied At Global Conference
2012-07-08 07:49:03

Japan and Denmark issued threats to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) after their requests for whale-hunting quotas were denied at the organization's annual meeting.

Sea Shepherd Founder Paul Watson Arrested In Germany
2012-05-14 08:33:29

Founder of the anti-whaling organization Sea Shepherd and star of the Animal Planet show Whale Wars, Paul Watson, was arrested Saturday in Germany for a possible extradition to Costa Rica on charges of violating of ships traffic stemming from a 2002 incident.

Sea Shepherd Activists Injured After Clash With Japanese Whalers
2012-01-18 09:22:24

Three anti-whaling activists have been injured during a clash at sea with Japanese whalers, some 300 miles north of Mawson Peninsula off the coast of Antarctica.

Animal Rights Group Uses Drones To Track-Down Japanese Whalers
2011-12-27 05:46:40

A group of infamously aggressive whale-hunting opponents say that they have tracked down and photographed hunters participating in Japan’s annual Antarctic whale hunt using an unpiloted drone aircraft to spot their ship.

Annual Japanese Whale Hunt Riles Conservationists
2011-12-14 09:27:28

Japan’s whaling fleet left port this month to begin the research whaling season near the Antarctic. The fleet was accompanied by ships from the Japanese Fisheries Agency in hopes of repelling activists of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Japan Suing Sea Shepherd For Disrupting Whaling Activity
2011-12-09 12:57:55

Japanese whaling authorities said on Friday that they were suing the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society group to try and stop it from interfering in the annual whale hunt.


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