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Sea Shepherd News

International court bans Japanese Antarctic whaling

The Hague - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, ordered Japan to put a stop to whaling in the Southern Ocean.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

New video: Conflict escalates between Sea Shepherd and whalers

The conflict in the Southern Ocean between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) and Japanese whalers has escalated dangerously once more. SSCS claims that the Bob Barker has once again been rammed amid the arrival of a new Japanese Naval ship.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Sea Shepherd ships rammed by Japanese whalers

Sydney - The anti-whaling ships Steve Irwin and Bob Barker have been rammed by Japanese whalers. The Bob Barker is said to be taking on water. This is incredibly dangerous in the Southern Ocean, where people can die of hypothermia in minutes.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 12 comments

Japan's whaling fleet sets sail for Antarctica

A total of four Japanese whaling vessels left Japanese ports on Friday bound for the Southern Ocean on their annual hunt of minke whales and other large cetaceans in the seas around Antarctica.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Operation Zero Tolerance kicks off

Today marks the start of Operation Zero Tolerance, the Sea Shepherd campaign series made famous by Whale Wars. The Ship best known to the public, the Steve Irwin will be setting sail today with the other ships following later in November.
In the Media by Richard Smith - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Tensions heat up in Taiji

Taiji - The story of the annual slaughter of dolphins and whales in the town of Taiji, Japan, brought to the world stage by the documentary The Cove, continues to circulate among animal rights activists and environmentalists as tensions reach a climax.
In the Media by Richard Smith - 1 comment

Sea Shepherd founder flees Germany fearing extradition

Frankfurt - Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson has skipped out on bail in Germany, fleeing the country over fears he would face extradition to Japan over his anti-whaling crusade.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson arrested in Frankfurt

Frankfurt - Reports are surfacing that Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been arrested at a Frankfurt airport on a warrant from Costa Rica.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Jailed dolphin activist ordered released but prosecutors disagree

Wakayama - The judge in the trial of Sea Shepherd activist Erwin Vermeulen arrested in Taiji, Japan, last December for an alleged pushing incident, has ordered him released. But prosecutors continue to push their case, demanding a hearing in a higher court.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 1 comment

Sea Shepherd expects to be rammed by whalers looking for revenge

Having already intercepted the Japanese whaling fleet on Christmas day, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SCSS) believes Japan is out for revenge.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 4 comments

Cove guardian for Sea Shepherd arrested in Taiji, Japan

Erwin Vermeulen, a Dutch national and cove guardian for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been arrested in Taiji, Japan.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 13 comments

Op-Ed: Why is a 'humane' law firm working for a whaling organization?

Seattle - Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) has hired American law firm Miller Nash to represent it in a suit aimed to prevent "acts of violence" by Sea Shepherd activists during this year's whale hunt. What was Miller Nash thinking?
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

Sea Shepherd not afraid to fly over BP's uncontrolled oil spill

With reports coming out about BP attempting to control media access to the actual site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is not afraid to step in.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 13 comments

Japan finds whale defender Peter Bethune guilty

New Zealand native Peter Bethune was sentenced by a Japanese court Wednesday, after being found guilty of five different charges that were laid against him earlier this year.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

Sea Shepherd's crusade to save Bluefin Tuna sees confrontation

A confrontation that took place Thursday between Sea Shepherd and two fishing vessels, one Italian and one Maltese, resulted in one Maltese man being injured and the freeing of approximately 800 Bluefin Tuna.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment

Japan issues arrest warrant for Sea Shepherd's Captain Watson

Tokyo - The Japanese Coast Guard is armed with an international arrest warrant for Sea Shepherd's Captain, Paul Watson. Watson led Sea Shepherd in interfering with Japan's whaling expedition this past winter.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

International Whaling Commission proposes to allow whaling

It's controversial, bold, and the International Whaling Commission says its proposal would save whales by allowing whale hunting with strict limits.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment

Paul Watson: Sea Shepherd anti-whaling season 'successful'

Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson is proud that this year' s anti-whaling campaign was so successful. "Our objective is to sink the Japanese whaling fleet economically, to bankrupt them, and we are doing that."
In the Media by Betty Kowall

New Zealand anti-whaling protester facing jail in Japan

Anti-whaling protester Peter Bethune has been slammed with five charges from Japan after an incident in February when Bethune attempted to stop Japanese whaling in the Antarctic earlier this year.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 6 comments

Japan wants to end ban on commercial whaling

Barely a week after Australia threatened an end to diplomacy with Japan over Japan's continued killing of whales for scientific research, Japan is pushing for an end to the ban on whaling.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 5 comments

Sea Shepherd Vessel and Japanese Whaling Ship Collide

Only a month after a similar incident in the waters near Antarctica, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is alleging that a Japanese whaling ship intentionally rammed one of their vessels during a confrontation on February 6.
In the Media by Derek Leschasin

Sea Shepherd charges Japanese whale researchers with piracy

The Ady Gil was lost after its bow sheered off in a collision with a Japanese ship that was protecting Japanese research ships. Sea Shepherd was trying to tow the boat but said the Gil sank after the towline snapped.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 5 comments

Japanese whaling fleet claims second attack by Sea Shepherd

The Japanese Whaling Association has accused environmental activist vessel Sea Shepherd of attacks throwing butyric acid on board its ships. According to the whalers, Sea Shepherd launched a zodiac boat which attacked their ship Yushin Maru No. 3.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

Japan outraged by Clash with Sea Shepherd, Anti-whalers Group

Japan clashes with Sea Shepherd, a conservation group, and condemns them dangerous and pirate like activities.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham
 

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In this file photo captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taij...
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
In this file photo captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
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A whale and calf being loaded aboard a factory ship  the Nisshin Maru. The sign above the slipway re...
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A whale and calf being loaded aboard a factory ship, the Nisshin Maru. The sign above the slipway reads, "Legal research under the ICRW". Australia released this photo to challenge that claim.
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Gojira, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
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A hazer obeserves sea lions at the Bonneville dam. Workers let off explosives and fire rubber bullet...
SSCS Dam Guardians
A hazer obeserves sea lions at the Bonneville dam. Workers let off explosives and fire rubber bullets to scare the animals away.
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The Bob Barker and The Steve Irwin meet
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The Bob Barker and The Steve Irwin meet
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This sea lion who Dam Guardians named  Justice   was the first sea lion death this season at the Por...
SSCS Dam Guardians/Leslie Holding
This sea lion who Dam Guardians named "Justice," was the first sea lion death this season at the Port of Astoria. He died after being branded sources said.
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A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employees at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
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Taiji dolphin hunt
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Taiji dolphin hunt
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A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employees at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
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Members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society  aboard their ship the Steve Irwin (R)  confront th...
With permission by Reuters / Eric Cheng
Members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, aboard their ship the Steve Irwin (R), confront the Japanese ship the Kaiko Maru near Antarctica, December 26, 2008
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 Under the stress of the weight of 30+ sea lions and the ODFW worker  the trap began to sink  said D...
SSCS Dam Guardians/Frances Holtman
"Under the stress of the weight of 30+ sea lions and the ODFW worker, the trap began to sink" said Dam Guardians.
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