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US responds to Iceland’s horrendous whale meat industry

In a great bit of news, the US is challenging Iceland’s trade practices in whale meat and other products made from whales. What Iceland, Japan any others involved in whaling, directly or in purchasing the products, are doing crosses the line. Whales are vital to the Earth’s ecosystem and more importantly, whales are highly intelligent […]

Sea Shepherd celebrates court finding that Japan is illegally whaling

Sea Shepherd sent out the following press release today, in response to the report that the International Court of Justice has ruled Japan’s whaling operation is illegal. Of course, not only is it illegal, it is also immoral. The Independent ran a news story today concerning the ruling and the finding that Japan’s whaling is […]

Sea Shepherd: More whales horribly slaughtered within sanctuary

Sea Shepherd has some sad news to report this morning. The full media release follows: “” “” MORE WHALES SLAUGHTERED IN WHALE SANCTUARY Sunday March 2, 2014 – Melbourne, Australia — Today, at approximately 10:05 AEDT, Sea Shepherd located the factory vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet, the Nisshin Maru, at 74°23’ S, 178°55’ W […]

Today’s update from Sea Shepherd: Under attack from whaling ships

Sea Shepherd Australia offers another update on the effort to shut down the Japanese whaling fleet: “” “” SEA SHEPHERD SHIPS UNDER ATTACK FROM WHALING FLEET: BOB BARKER STRUCK BY HARPOON SHIP Sunday February 2, 2014 – Melbourne, Australia — At approximately 0650 AEDT today, The Bob Barker, was hit by the Japanese whaling fleet’s […]

Sea Shepherd Whaling Update from Friday

Sea Shepherd is seeing more success in blocking Japanese whaling operations: “” “” SEA SHEPHERD SECURES THE SLIPWAY OF THE NISSHIN MARU: WHALING HALTED Friday January 31, 2014 – Melbourne, Australia — As of 1700 AEDT today, the Sea Shepherd Fleet has shut down the operations of the Japanese whaling fleet for seven consecutive days. […]

Whaling update from Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd Australia reports a Japanese whaling ship is nearing the Australian Whale Sanctuary. The press release: “” “” JAPANESE HARPOON SHIP CLOSING IN ON AUSTRALIAN WHALE SANCTUARY Thursday January 9, 2014 – Melbourne, Australia — The Yushin Maru No. 3, one of three harpoon ships of the Japanese whaling fleet, is currently approaching the […]

Sea Shepherd update: Japanese whalers driven out of Antarctic Treaty Zone

Sea Shepherd press release: “” “” SEA SHEPHERD DRIVES WHALING FLEET INTO DISARRAY AND OUT OF THE ANTARCTIC TREATY ZONE Tuesday January 7, 2014 – Melbourne, Australia — Yesterday, at 1650 AEDT, after a 360-mile chase, The Sea Shepherd Fleet drove the Japanese whaling fleet’s factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, out of the Antarctic Treaty […]

Sea Shepherd: Whalers killing whales inside sanctuary

Sea Shepherd Australia reports the Japanese whaling fleet is killing whales within the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. From the organization’s press release from this afternoon: “” “” SEA SHEPHERD LOCATES WHALE POACHERS: CONFIRMS WHALES HAVE BEEN KILLED INSIDE WHALE SANCTUARY Monday January 6, 2014 – Melbourne, Australia — The Sea Shepherd Fleet has located all […]

Release: Sea Shepherd back to work

From Sea Shepherd Australia: “” “” Sea Shepherd Fleet departs for Tenth Antarctic Whale Defence Campaign: Operation Relentless Dec. 18, 2013 – Australia — This morning friends, family and supporters gathered at Sea Shepherd Australia’s Operations Base in Williamstown, and at Elizabeth Street Pier in Hobart to bid a fond farewell to crews of The […]

Australia going after Japan’s whaling operations in International Court of Justic

Australia is standing up for whales, against Japan’s fake and so-called research loophole it uses to defend its commercial whaling operations. Specifically, Australia will challenge Japan’s slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Sea Shepherd sent the following press release: “” “” Sea Shepherd USA Backs Australia in Landmark Legal Case to End […]