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Setback: Whalers Win Injunction Against Sea Shepherd

Environment  (tags: Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd, whaling, whales, killing, slaughter, cruelty, endangered, environment, extinction, law, suffering, justice, fugitive, civil disobedience, Japan, whaling fleet, injunction, US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals )

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"Japan's whalers have won an injunction in a United States court against the Sea Shepherd.The decision by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was described as "somewhat astonishing" by Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson on Tuesday."

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Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 12:23 pm
Isaac Bashevis Singer Nobel Peace Prize Winner wrote in his book, 'Enemies a love story', "As often has Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought. In their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Naziís. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplify the most extreme racist theories the principle that might is right. Lest we forget!

Brian M. (211)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 12:37 pm
We can expect Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd to intercept any whalers attempting to ply their bloody trade, regardless of the American injunction.

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:35 pm
Look At What We Are Doing To Our Earth

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Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:45 pm
This is straight up crap, Ya...Captain Watson more then likely will sort of not see the injunction as really valid. I can't believe the US would issue this. Working for the Japan Whalers? wtf

Giana Peranio-Paz (413)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 10:29 pm
Unbelievable! The Captain will pay no heed to this injunction I am sure and will continue to try and prevent this senseless slaughter.

Brian M. (211)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 10:49 am
People who care might want to start donating to the Sea Shepherd organization and/or any related legal fund because this will almost certainly wind up in court...and, if the whalers have their way, Captain Watson could wind up in prison. We have to start preparing to defend him not only from the Japanese, but apparently even from the American government as well.

Jim Phillips (3200)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:05 am
""In no event shall defendants approach plaintiffs any closer than 500 yards when defendants are navigating on the open sea," it says.

The injunction is to remain in place until the court decides on the merits of the Japanese case opposing Sea Shepherd in Washington State, where the group is headquartered.

Mr Watson said the situation was complex, covering as it did Dutch and Australian registered ships, and an international crew.

"It's somewhat astonishing that a US court can assume jurisdiction over non-US ships in international waters," he said.

He said that despite leaving port and moving around the waters of Japan, it appeared that the Japanese fleet was yet to depart for the Antarctic this year.

"I think just maybe the Japanese fleet was waiting for this order before sailing," he said. "They will find when they arrive that we will stand firm in our defence of the whales.""

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Ty, Bian.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:39 am

Debra B. (24)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:49 am

Laura Lee Roberts (40)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 1:37 pm
Interesting, I'm for the whales.

Sandra M Z. (114)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:11 pm
Sea Shepherds, We love and support you!

Noted, Thank you Brian.

Nimue P. (313)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:27 am
Never give up, never surrender. Carry on regardless, Paul and all your Sea Shepherd captains and crews. Bon chance, mon capitaine.

Suzanne L. (130)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:29 am
No whaling. Go Seaspherd and Paul Watson.
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