Whale hunt called off amid alleged ramming of Sea Shepherd ships
Tensions have been riding high for several weeks in the Southern Ocean between the Japanese whaling fleet and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS). After alleged repeated rammings of SSCS vessels, Japan has temporarily called off the hunt.
Australia Lodges Complaint After Japan Whalers Confront Sea Shepherd Activists
After discovering a support ship for a Japanese whaling fleet in pursuit of environmental activists Australian waters this week, the Australian government filed an official protest with Tokyo demanding the fleet leave its territorial waters in the Southern Ocean.
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.
Anti-whaling activists unveil latest ship, bought from Japan
CANBERRA - Anti-whaling activists unveiled on Tuesday their latest weapon against Japanese whalers in the frigid Southern Ocean, a $2 million ship funded by the producer of The Simpsons television series and purchased in secret from the Japanese government.
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Worldwide Anti-Dolphin Slaughter, Whale Hunt Rallies This Weekend
Anti-whaling activists announced Thursday that there will be a co-ordinated global day of protest this weekend against Japan's annual state-sponsored hunt and to the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the town of Taiji. The Japanese annual whaling mission to the Southern Ocean is due to start in the next few weeks. Action for Marine Mammals say they are are planning to march through the commercial districts of Tokyo, Shibuya and Harajuku on Saturday.