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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:42 PM

Anti-whalers Sea Shepherd are pirates, says US court [View all]

Source: Associated Press

The largest federal court in the US has slammed Sea Shepherd and its leader Paul Watson, saying "you don't need a peg leg or an eye patch" to be a pirate.

The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals castigated the group on Monday for the tactics used in its relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the dangerous waters of Antarctica.

"You don't need a peg leg or an eye patch," Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel.

"When you ram ships; hurl glass containers of acid; drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders; launch smoke bombs and flares with hooks; and point high-powered lasers at other ships, you are, without a doubt, a pirate, no matter how high-minded you believe your purpose to be."

Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/anti-whalers-sea-shepherd-are-pirates-says-us-court/story-e6frg6so-1226586697953

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