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 Post subject: Whaling, Protest Ships Collide in Antarctic Seas
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:14 pm 
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[url=]Whaling, protest ships collide in Antarctic seas
Japanese say activists threw flares, ropes to try to tangle propeller


This article could probably go in several different forums, including ACTIVISM and SCIENCE, but since the whales are animals and their rights are being usurped by this so-called Japanese "scientific" program, I thought I'd put it here.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - An anti-whaling group's boat and a Japanese whaling ship collided in Antarctic waters Monday during violent clashes over a pod of whales, conservationists and Japanese officials said.

The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said a 3-foot gash was torn into the hull of its ship, the Robert Hunter, by the Japanese ship Kaiko Maru during the clashes in iceberg-strewn waters far south of New Zealand.

...Tokyo is pushing for a limited resumption of hunts, arguing that whale stocks have sufficiently recovered since 1986 when a global moratorium on commercial whaling was introduced.

Many other countries and conservation groups say Japan's scientific program is a veil for commercial whaling.


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I have great admiration for those who are willing to put their bodies between the whaling ships and their targets.

There is no greater form of bravery!


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