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Australian Police Seize Sea Shepherd Whale War Videos

Australian Police Seize Sea Shepherd Whale War Videos

HOBART, Tasmania, February 22, 2009 (ENS) – When the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Steve Irwin arrived in Hobart, Tasmania on February 20 from confronting the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, a party of Australian Federal Police officers boarded the conservation vessel with a warrant. The warrant authorized the confiscation of “all edited…

Sea Shepherd Battles Japanese Whalers in the Ross Sea

Sea Shepherd Battles Japanese Whalers in the Ross Sea

ON BOARD THE STEVE IRWIN, February 6, 2009 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd whale conservation ship Steve Irwin collided with the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No.2 this morning in the Ross Sea after spending five hours Thursday in a battle with the Japanese, who used a sonic weapon, fouling lines and their ships to…

Sea Shepherd Heads for Antarctic Battle With Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd Heads for Antarctic Battle With Japanese Whalers

FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, November 8, 2008 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is heading to the Southern Ocean in December for its fifth year defending whales in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary against the harpoons of the Japanese whaling fleet, Captain Paul Watson has announced. Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel, the Steve Irwin, is in Brisbane,…

Japanese Police Issue Arrest Warrants for Anti-Whaling Activists

Japanese Police Issue Arrest Warrants for Anti-Whaling Activists

TOKYO, Japan, August 20, 2008 (ENS) – The Japanese police have issued international arrest warrants against three crewmembers who participated in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s campaign to interfere with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean during the 2006-2007 whaling season. The Public Safety Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department accuses two Americans and…

Canadian Authorities Arrest Seal Hunt Observers, Seize Vessel

Canadian Authorities Arrest Seal Hunt Observers, Seize Vessel

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 14, 2008 (ENS) – A judge in Sydney, Nova Scotia granted bail Sunday to two men arrested on a conservation vessel documenting the seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Acting for the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian…

Canada Orders Sea Shepherd to Stay Away from Seal Hunt

Canada Orders Sea Shepherd to Stay Away from Seal Hunt

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 24, 2008 (ENS) – In an attempt to prevent the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society from interfering with this year’s seal hunt, the Canadian government Friday issued a warning to the organization that one of its vessels is believed to be “in contravention of international maritime conventions.” In a fax to the…

INSIGHTS: Sea Shepherd's Non-Toxic, Organic, Non-Violent Response to Whale Killers

INSIGHTS: Sea Shepherd's Non-Toxic, Organic, Non-Violent Response to Whale Killers

By Captain Paul Watson, Founder Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ABOARD THE M/Y STEVE IRWIN, Southern Ocean, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – In Africa, Somali poachers are shot on sight for poaching elephants and the world approves. In India, Indian poachers are shot for poaching tigers. Yet when the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew tosses rotten…

Sea Shepherd Loses Japanese Whaler With Two Hostages

Sea Shepherd Loses Japanese Whaler With Two Hostages

SOUTHERN OCEAN, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – The captain of the Sea Shepherd vessel the Steve Irwin says the location of a Japanese whaler with two Sea Shepherd hostages aboard is no longer known. “The vessel is no longer in sight or within radar range of the Steve Irwin,” Captain Paul Watson said today. Twenty-four…