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Sea Shepherd celebrates Japan will cease whaling around Antarctica

Thursday, December 27th 2018 - 04:22 UTC
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Marine conservationists Sea Shepherd are claiming Japan's decision to abandon whaling around Antarctica as a victory, though their battle will go on with the Asian nation moving to resume hunting elsewhere. On Boxing Day, Japan announced it was leaving the International Whaling Commission so it could resume commercial hunting of the marine mammals in their territorial waters. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    It was slightly entertaining watching on television the Sea Shepherd go up against the Japanese vessels with inventive harassment technics that the Japanese retaliated with high pressure water hoses. Now the Sea Shepherd “celebrates” as Japan changes where they will harvest their catches?
    The answer for everyone is vegan approved organic soya based surimi to stop the Japanese from consuming seafood I guess.

    Dec 27th, 2018 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Proud of Sea Shepherd and Australia in making Japan finally realise that it's just not worth it to come down here to hunt whales.

    Now they can stick to their own EEZ and hunt whales. Though considering they are spending over US$50 million per year so they can stockpile thousands of tonnes of whale meat that no one eats..... well me thinks that Sea Shepherd just made it way to expensive to continue.... money talks!

    Dec 28th, 2018 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • MarkWhelan

    I will believe that the Japanese will stay outside Antarctic Waters for the 2019 season on the first of January 2020. Their claim is just so that they can give the Sea Shepherd and Australian Patrol Boats the slip and get down there to have an uninterrupted season in the rich hunting grounds down there.

    Dec 28th, 2018 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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