Sunday, March 29, 2009
JAPANESE WHALERS THWARTED...FOR NOW
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's boat, Steve Irwin, arrived in Hobart on February 2o 2oo9, after a series of violent clashes with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean. The activists located the whaling fleet earlier than they expected and prevented the slaughter of whales for over 27 days. However, upon arrival, Australian Federal Police, responding to Japanese complaints, raided the ship and confiscated the log and video footage of whale-killing.