Whaling http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28927/all en Australia blasts Japan after whaling ship enters its waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/australia-blasts-japan-after-whaling-ship-enters-its-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Australian government said it has lodged a protest with Tokyo after part of the Japanese whaling fleet entered its exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean near Macquarie Island.</p> <p>Canberra is strongly opposed to whaling and launched legal action challenging the basis of Japan's so-called "scientific" hunt in December 2010.</p> <p>The Japanese fleet left for the Southern Ocean in late December, planning to catch up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales and the Shonan Maru No.2 has strayed into Australian territory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/australia-blasts-japan-after-whaling-ship-enters-its-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Environmentalism Whaling AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742479 at http://www.globalpost.com Whaling costs Japan taxpayers $10mln: pressure group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/whaling-costs-japan-taxpayers-10mln-pressure-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's whaling programme costs taxpayers $10 million a year, a pressure group said Tuesday, as it demanded an end to the "dying industry".</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare said money raised from the sale of whale meat falls far short of the cost of running and maintaining the fleet that hunts the mammals in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>"The whaling industry has been operating in the red for more than twenty years now," said Patrick Ramage of IFAW. </p> <p>"It's the taxpayer subsidies provided by the good people of Japan that have been keeping the whaling industry afloat."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/whaling-costs-japan-taxpayers-10mln-pressure-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Environment Whaling AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:00:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746135 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-whaling group takes battle to top US court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/anti-whaling-group-takes-battle-top-us-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The conservation group Sea Shepherd on Monday asked the US Supreme Court to lift an order forcing it steer clear of Japan's whalers, who have warned of legal reprisals over harassment at sea.</p> <p>Since 2002, Sea Shepherd has annually disrupted Japan's contested hunt in the Southern Ocean but a US court on December 17 issued an injunction for the activists to stay at least 500 yards (meters) away from the whaling vessels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/anti-whaling-group-takes-battle-top-us-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal welfare Business Environmentalism Hospitality Law Politics Sea Shepherd Whaling AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:01:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753051 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-whaling group takes battle to top US court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/anti-whaling-group-takes-battle-top-us-court-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Sea Shepherd conservation group asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to lift an order forcing it to steer clear of Japan's whalers, who are seeking legal reprisals over harassment at sea.</p> <p>Since 2002, Sea Shepherd has annually disrupted Japan's contested hunt in the Southern Ocean but a US court issued an injunction on December 17 for the activists to stay at least 500 yards (meters) away from the whaling vessels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/anti-whaling-group-takes-battle-top-us-court-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Environmentalism Hospitality Law Politics Sea Shepherd Whaling AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:00:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753149 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court rejects bid by anti-whaling group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-supreme-court-rejects-bid-anti-whaling-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court has denied a plea from anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd to end restrictions on its movement as Japan's whalers accused the activists of violating orders to stay away.</p> <p>Sea Shepherd, which disrupts Japan's controversial whaling missions in the Southern Ocean, last week asked the Supreme Court to end a lower court's injunction to stay at least 500 yards (meters) away from the vessels.</p> <p>Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday rejected the application, a Supreme Court document showed. As is customary for such denials, Kennedy did not offer commentary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-supreme-court-rejects-bid-anti-whaling-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Eco-terrorism Environmentalism Hospitality Law Politics U.S. Supreme Court Whaling AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:51:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755678 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court rejects bid by anti-whaling group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-supreme-court-rejects-bid-anti-whaling-group-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court has denied a plea from anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd to end restrictions on its movement, following Japanese allegations that its activists had violated orders to stay away.</p> <p>Sea Shepherd, which disrupts Japan's controversial whaling missions in the Southern Ocean, last week asked the Supreme Court to throw out a lower court's injunction to stay at least 500 yards (meters) away from the vessels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-supreme-court-rejects-bid-anti-whaling-group-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Eco-terrorism Entertainment Environment Environmentalism Health Hospitality Law Politics Technology U.S. Supreme Court Whaling AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:04:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756037 at http://www.globalpost.com Activists confront Japanese over whale kill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/activists-confront-japanese-over-whale-kill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Militant environmentalists Monday accused Japanese whalers of attempting to crash into their ship as they tried to prevent harpoonists from hauling a slaughtered whale on board.</p> <p>The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which is chasing the Japanese fleet hunting whales off Antarctica, said the confrontation occurred after its Bob Barker vessel attempted to block the transfer of a dead whale.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/activists-confront-japanese-over-whale-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environmentalism Human Interest Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Whaling AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:00:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758707 at http://www.globalpost.com Activists say Japanese whalers 'rammed' ships http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/activists-say-japanese-whalers-rammed-ships <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Environmental campaigners from the militant Sea Shepherd group said Wednesday a Japanese whaling ship had "rammed" its vessels in a skirmish in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>Sea Shepherd director Bob Brown said the Japanese factory boat the Nisshin Maru had deliberately collided with boats crewed by anti-whaling campaigners, the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker.</p> <p>Brown, the former leader of Australia's Greens party, said the Japanese boat had "repeatedly rammed" the Australian boats, adding that the Japanese had also lobbed concussion grenades onto their decks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/activists-say-japanese-whalers-rammed-ships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rights movement Environmentalism Whaling AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:15:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760738 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan vows to keep whale hunt after activist clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/japan-vows-keep-whale-hunt-after-activist-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan vowed on Thursday to continue its whale hunt in the Southern Ocean after clashes with the militant conservationist Sea Shepherd group, which claimed Tokyo had been forced to end the programme.</p> <p>"We are keeping our whaling programme," an official at Japan's Fisheries Agency told AFP, denying a report that Japan was forced to suspend its whale hunt after collisions with boats crewed by anti-whaling campaigners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/japan-vows-keep-whale-hunt-after-activist-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cetaceans Environment Hospitality Law Politics Whaling AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761718 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan vows to keep whale hunt after activist clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-vows-keep-whale-hunt-after-activist-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan vowed on Thursday to continue its whale hunt in the Southern Ocean after clashes with the militant conservationist Sea Shepherd group, which claimed Tokyo had been forced to end the mission.</p> <p>"We are keeping our whaling programme," an official at Japan's Fisheries Agency told AFP, denying a report that Japan was forced to suspend its whale hunt after collisions with boats crewed by anti-whaling campaigners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/japan-vows-keep-whale-hunt-after-activist-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Environmentalism Hospitality Law Politics Whaling AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:16:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761814 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan will not stop whaling: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/japan-will-not-stop-whaling-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's fisheries minister said Tuesday the country will not stop hunting whales, despite fierce criticism from other countries and violent clashes at sea with militant conservationists.</p> <p>"I don't think there will be any kind of an end for whaling by Japan," Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told AFP in an interview.</p> <p>Hayashi, who took the ministerial post overseeing the country's whaling programmes in December, said the criticism of the practice is "a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/japan-will-not-stop-whaling-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rights movement Cetaceans Whaling AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:16:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766722 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan will never stop whaling: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/japan-will-never-stop-whaling-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's fisheries minister said Tuesday his country will never stop hunting whales, despite fierce criticism from other nations and violent clashes at sea with militant conservationists.</p> <p>"I don't think there will be any kind of an end for whaling by Japan," Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told AFP in an exclusive interview.</p> <p>Hayashi, who took the ministerial post overseeing the country's whaling programmes in December, said the criticism of the practice is "a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/japan-will-never-stop-whaling-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Environmentalism Technology Whaling Whaling in Japan AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766865 at http://www.globalpost.com US judge labels anti-whaling group 'pirates' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-judge-labels-anti-whaling-group-pirates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US appeals court has labeled militant conservationist group Sea Shepherd as pirates, and cleared the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them.</p> <p>"You don't need a peg leg or an eye patch" to be a pirate, declared chief judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals, overturning a lower court's ruling against Japanese whalers, who he said were "researchers."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-judge-labels-anti-whaling-group-pirates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Environmentalism Whaling AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:15:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767968 at http://www.globalpost.com US judge labels anti-whaling group 'pirates' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-judge-labels-anti-whaling-group-pirates-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US appeals court has labeled militant conservationist group Sea Shepherd as pirates, and cleared the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them.</p> <p>"You don't need a peg leg or an eye patch" to be a pirate, declared chief judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals, overturning a lower court's ruling against Japanese whalers, who he said were "researchers."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-judge-labels-anti-whaling-group-pirates-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Environmentalism Whaling AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767990 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-whalers predict record low catch for Japanese http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/anti-whalers-predict-record-low-catch-japanese <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Militant anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said Saturday the Japanese fleet had left the Antarctic whale sanctuary and appeared to be heading home with its smallest catch yet, hailing an "enormously successful" harassment campaign.</p> <p>Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson said this year would likely see the lowest haul by the Japanese whalers in history, with "no more than 75" of the mammals killed due to the group's efforts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/anti-whalers-predict-record-low-catch-japanese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Megafauna Whaling Zoology AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771549 at http://www.globalpost.com