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Sea Shepherd in fresh battle with Japanese whalers

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 - 00:44

Feb. 16 - Anti-whaling group tries to stop Japanese whalers bringing on-ship a harpooned whale for slaughter. Julie Noce reports.

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WE ARE RESENDING THIS VIDEO AND SCRIPT TO CORRECT A TYPO AND INCORRECT ATTRIBUTION ON THE ON SCREEN COURTESY -- PLEASE DISCARD PREVIOUS VERSION OF THIS VIDEO REPORT AND USE THIS ONE. A whale tied to the side of a Japanese boat flounders in the wake as it's dragged through the ocean. The Minke whale had been harpooned by a Japanese whaling vessel -- hunted in the name of research. As they attempted to transfer the mammal to another boat to be butchered, a ship from the conservation group Sea Shepherd wedged itself in between the two Japanese boats to stall the procedure. Finally after more than 9 hours, the whale was successfully transferred to the slaughter ship. The Sea Shepherd crew say it was most likely dead already. Despite a ban on whaling by the International Whaling Commission, the Japanese have continued to hunt whales through a loophole in the ban in the name of research.

Sea Shepherd in fresh battle with Japanese whalers

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 - 00:44

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