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Japanese whaler rams and sinks anti-whaling vessel in Antartic

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A Japanese whaler, Shonan Maru 2, which Sea Shepherd's anti-whaling vessel, the Ady Gil, was trying to intercept in Australian Antartic waters rammed and sunk the Ady Gil on 5 January 2009. All humans survived.

Denmark's shame.... what an atrocity, a sad shame!

Denmark's shame.... what an atrocity, a sad shame. Around 950 Long-finned Pilot Whales are killed annually, mainly during the summer. During the cut of a pilot whale's spine, their main arteries also get cut. Because of this the surrounding sea tends to turn a spectacular bloody red. Entire schools of whales are killed on the shore and in the shallows of bays with knives which are used to sever the major blood supply to the brain.

Whaling conference ends in disarray

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) said it "deeply laments the fact that not a single of the important whaling topics was resolved". Despite Environment Minister’s rhetoric about vowing to “stamp out scientific whaling”, there is not such thing as Japan's "scientific whaling".

Our "anti-whaling" Government has to take some of the blame for the proliferation of the whale meat trade!

Sea Shepherd advocates embargo against Australian kangaroo products

Shortly after Australians learned of the Chinese practice of confining bears for life in metal corsets and draining them of bile, I noticed Melbourne Zoo was selling little toy bears that were 'made in China'. Lately I cannot help noticing the mushrooming of Chinese tourist shops here selling cute toy kangaroos alongside purses made out of kangaroo testicles. And Australia has an anti-whaling policy but officially condones kangaroo massacres.
What is wrong with our politicians?

Do the Australian Federal Police answer to Australia or Japan?

The Australian Federal Police raided the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ship the "Steve Irwin" in Hobart on February 20, 2009, seizing film footage and documentary evidence of the Japanese whale slaughter in the southern ocean. This is a very apt comment by the "Sunday Tasmanian's" columnist Patsy Crawford ...

See also: "What whales? Ruddbot's shame" by in the Brisbane Times of 24 Feb 09, "Who called the cops?" by Mark Worley in the Mercury of 22 Feb 09, "Is Kevin Rudd the Neville Chamberlain of Conservation?" by Captain Paul Watson on 28 Jan 09.


Australian Federal Police Seize Whale War Videos

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Steve Irwin arrived in Hobart, Tasmania at 1700 Hours on February 20th. The ship was met at dockside by a party of Federal Australian Police officers who boarded the Steve Irwin with a warrant.

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Australian Government obstructs fight to save the whale

Captain Paul Watson describes apparent deliberate hampering by the Australian Government of the efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to have its ship the Steve Irwin docked and overhauled in Australia. Last whaling season the Steve Irwin succeeded in preventing the Japanese whalers from achieving half of their intended quota whilst the diplomatic efforts of the Australian Government, which places its trading relations with Japan above the enforcement of international law against the killing of endangered whales, achieved nothing.

This editorial was originally published as "The Politics of Pretending to Save the Whales" on 19 Nov 08 on See also: "Captain Paul Watson Responds to Greenpeace Quotes in International Herald Tribune" of 21 Nov 08, "In Battle Against Whaling, Groups Split on Strategy" in NYT of 22 Nov 08, "Daryl Hannah Joins Sea Shepherd Crew To Fight Japanese Whaling Fleet" in ecorazzi of 22 Nov 08.

Why is Rudd government mute on whaling?

After one year, no legal action has been taken, and a whale ambassador has not been appointed as promised. Nothing concrete has been planned, not even a customs vessel to monitor the whalers’ illegal presence! Diplomacy and legal action have achieved nothing.

Greens call for immediate action on whaling

On 17 June, the Senate carried a motion calling upon the Australian Government to immediately commence preparations for legal action to stop the slaughter of whales

See also: Sea Shepherd prepares to mount a major offensive against whaling of 12 Jun 08
A global map of human impact to the marine ecosystems of 15 Feb 08

What you can do: Donate to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Nearly all funds go to saving whales and other endangered marine species and little is spent on bureaucracy. Last whaling season the Sea Shepherd operated Steve Irwin prevented Japanese whalers from achieving 50% of their planned quota.

Paul Watson puts case against high immigration

A broadcast debate on the Canadian Broadcasting Commission between, on the one hand, Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and, on the other hand, Elizabeth May, now leader of Canada's Green Party showed two poles of North American environmentalism, one authentic and one counterfeit.

See also: Sea Shepherd appeals for Greenpeace's cooperation in fight against whale slaughter
Were "Intact Aboriginal Cultures" really good custodians? of 19 Jun 08.

Sea Shepherd appeals for Greenpeace's cooperation in fight against whale slaughter

In the last whaling season, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society with its one fast ship, the Steve Irwin prevented Japanese whalers from catching 50% of their quota. Captain Paul Watson has appealed to the GreenPeace Foundation for their cooperation in the 2008-2009 Antarctic summer whaling season in order to be able to save 80-100% of the planned Japanese whaling quota.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society media release, 5 Jun 08

See also: Queensland to give green light to shark extermination of 1 Jun 08

What you can do: Donate to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Nearly all funds go to saving whales and other endangered marine species and little is spent on bureaucracy.

Queensland to give green light to shark extermination

Although over 90% of the world’s sharks, vital for the ecological integrity of marine eco-systems, have already been eradicated, the Queensland government plans to issue licenses for the finning of an unlimited number of sharks from the Great Barrier Reef.

Original media release from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of 16 May 08.
What you can do: sign the petition, e-mail ThePremier[AT],

See also: Greens call for protection of shark stocks of 4 Jun 08.

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