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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:32 PM

Paul Watson quits Sea Shepherd over U.S. court order

Controversial environmental activist Paul Watson has stepped down as head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society after being named in a U.S. court order preventing him from approaching Japanese whaling fleets.

The Toronto-born anti-whaling crusader, who holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, said he would respect the U.S. Court of Appeals decision issued in December which overturned a prior ruling in Sea Shepherd's favour.

According to the society's website, Japanís Institute for Cetacean Research (IRC), which Sea Shepherd calls "a front for illegal, government-subsidized whaling," lost a preliminary injunction in the U.S. last February. That injunction sought by the IRC was to stop the society from approaching them in the Antarctic.

"I will respect and comply with the ruling of the United States Ninth District Court and will not violate the temporary injunction granted to the Institute for Cetacean Research," Watson said in a statement.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/01/08/canada-paul-watson-sea-shepherd-conservation-society-president.html

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:42 PM

1. Thank you, Captain Watson, for putting your life on the line for cetaceans and

other fellow travelers. You are a hero, one of mine. Chii meegwetch.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:55 PM

2. K&R nt

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:25 AM

3. Lots of lines to read between there.

Regardless, thank you sir.

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