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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:49 PM

Anti-whaling group intercepts Japanese fleet

Anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday it had intercepted the Japanese fleet in its annual Southern Ocean hunt “before a single harpoon has been fired”.

Sea Shepherd claims to have saved the lives of 4,000 whales over the past eight whaling seasons with ever-greater campaigns of harassment against the Japanese harpoon fleet.

The militant environmentalist group said the Brigitte Bardot, a former ocean racer, had intercepted the harpoon ship Yushin Maru No. 3 in the Southern Ocean at a relatively northern latitude.

“Given that the large concentrations of whales are found further south, closer to the Antarctic continent where there are high concentrations of krill, this would indicate that they have not yet begun whaling,” said Brigitte Bardot captain Jean Yves Terlain.

Former Australian politician Bob Brown, who assumed leadership of the anti-whaling campaign from fugitive Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson due to legal issues earlier this month, said it was welcome news.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/29/anti-whaling-group-intercepts-japanese-fleet/

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Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
earthside Jan 2013 #1
roody Jan 2013 #2
kudzu22 Jan 2013 #12
oldhippie Jan 2013 #13
kudzu22 Jan 2013 #14
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #3
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #4
kwolf68 Jan 2013 #5
life long demo Jan 2013 #6
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #7
nashville_brook Jan 2013 #8
Bake Jan 2013 #9
shenmue Jan 2013 #10
Monk06 Jan 2013 #11
Unrepentant Fenian Jan 2013 #15

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:22 PM

1. Yeah!!! n/t

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Response to earthside (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:35 PM

2. +1

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Response to earthside (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:04 PM

12. I wish Animal Planet was coming out with a new season of Whale Wars

I freaking love that show.

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Response to kudzu22 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:08 PM

13. Are they not doing it this season?

 

nt

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:09 PM

14. I didn't see anything upcoming on AP's website

Maybe they will but in the past new seasons started airing in January.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:50 AM

3. K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:54 AM

4. Go Sea Shepherd!

 

"To hunt a species to extinction is not logical" - Spock

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:54 AM

5. if not them then who


Keep on keeping on Captain Watson and crew.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:00 AM

6. YES!

Raise a glass for the men and women of the Sea Shepherd!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:15 AM

7. K&R!

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:02 PM

8. fuck yeah.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:58 PM

9. Hell yeah!!

I'd be a lousy Sea Shepherd, though. Instead of throwing stink bombs at the whalers, I'd be more inclined to toss live grenades.

Bake

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:33 PM

10. Yay!

Awesome.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:50 PM

11. Traditional Japanese whale hunting was done from 40 ft open wooden boats.

Needless to say those whalers never reached Antarctica. This is industrial fishing hiding behind science. The guilty secret is that except for government subsidized whale meat used for school lunches, almost all the whale meat is processed into domestically produced pet food.

This is an ecological crime and nothing the Japanese say will change that.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:18 PM

15. Way to go Sea Shepherds!!!

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