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Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

Mar 31, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The country s Fisheries Agency describes the mission as research for the purpose of studying the ecological system in the Antarctic Sea

WHALING. Japan's Fisheries Agency describes the mission as 'research for the purpose of studying the ecological system in the Antarctic Sea.' File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Japan fleet kills 333 whales in Antarctic hunt

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Under the International Whaling Commission to which Japan is a signatory there is a moratorium on hunting whales since 1986 Japan persists in the practice using a loophole in the ban that allows for lethal research

DEAD WHALES. A handout image by Sea Shepherd Australia made available on January 7, 2013 shows three dead, protected Minke Whales on the deck of the Japanese Ship, Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, January 5, 2013. File Photo by Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd/EPA

Pro-whaling Japanese demonstrate against conservationists

Oct 31, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Participants carry a banner which read: Let s protect Japanese food culture from Western hypocritical values Japanese should not give in to Sea Shepherd

NO MORE WHALING. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The court says the controversial program which sees taxpayer subsidised Japanese boats harpooning the huge mammals and then selling on their meat supposedly as a by product is a commercial hunt masquerading as research

LESS WHALES HUNTED. A file picture dated 30 July 2009 shows fishermen peeling off the skin of a Baird's beaked whale at Wada Port, in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Actor Martin Sheen lends name to conservation group boat

Oct 19, 2014 - 3:36 PM

The actor teams up with conservation group Sea Shepherd to launch a new ship and campaign against ocean pollution

Dolphin slaughter season starts in Japan

Sep 16, 2014 - 5:01 PM

The annual dolphin cull in southern Japan commences despite repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups

An image posted by advocacy group Sea Shepherd on their official Facebook page shows a pod of dolphins reportedly killed as part of the start of the dolphin cull season in Taiji, Japan, 16 September 2014. Image courtesy Sea Shepherd

Japan says no decision on 2015-16 whaling

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Japan has not made a decision on whether to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean next year

NO MORE WHALING. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt

Apr 09, 2014 - 12:47 PM

Japan s Fisheries Agency says the number of whales caught on this last mission was double the 2013 tally of 103 but smaller than the target of 935

NO MORE WHALING. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:32 AM

Tokyo said it would honor the ruling shortly after it was handed down by the International Court of Justice but did not rule out the possibility of future whaling programs

NO MORE. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Anti-whalers claim 'aggressive' ramming by Japanese

Feb 02, 2014 - 1:47 PM

High seas confrontations are common between Sea Shepherd and the Japanese who hunt whales in Antarctica under a scientific research loophole in the moratorium on whaling

SLAUGHTER IN THE HIGH SEAS. This handout photo taken on January 5, 2014 and received from Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd on January 6 shows three minke whales dead on the deck of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary, according to anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd. AFP / Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd / Tim Watters

Japan's PM defends dolphin hunting

Jan 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defends the controversial tradition of Taiji village saying the ancient fishing practice rooted in their culture also supports their livelihoods

DOLPHIN CULL. This handout photo taken on January 20, 2014 by environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society shows bottlenose dolphins trapped in the cove during the selection process by fishermen after a superpod of the mammals was driven into a cove in the Japanese town of Taiji. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society/via AFP

Despite outrage, dolphin slaughter in Japan town continues

Jan 23, 2014 - 7:59 PM

Fishermen in the small Japanese town of Taiji killed more than two dozen striped dolphins campaigners say as global outrage over the slaughter grows

DOLPHIN CULL. This handout photo taken on January 20, 2014 by environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society shows bottlenose dolphins trapped in the cove during the selection process by fishermen after a superpod of the mammals was driven into a cove in the Japanese town of Taiji. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society/via AFP

Japanese whaling fleet 'inside ocean sanctuary'

Jan 06, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Militant anti whaling activists Sea Shepherd says they zeroed in on a Japanese fleet and captured evidence that four whales had been slaughtered

SLAUGHTER IN THE HIGH SEAS. This handout photo taken on January 5, 2014 and received from Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd on January 6 shows three minke whales dead on the deck of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary, according to anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd. AFP / Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd / Tim Watters