Regulatory News

Known for stalking Japanese ships that hunt whales in Antarctica, the environmental group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - classified as eco-terrorist by its enemies - got a victory in court. A Seattle court, where the organization headquarters is located, rejected a ban on Sea Shepherd activities.

The lawsuit had been filed by the Japanese company Kyodo Senpaku, owner of whaling boats, and the Institute of Cetacean Research, an agency that coordinates the hunt with subsidies from the Japan government. The allegation was that the environmentalists, with their initiatives to try to prevent hunting, endanger the lives of the crew and cause damage to boats.

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