Protesters stop whale hunt
Saturday 19 February 2011
Anti-whaling activists' high-seas confrontations with Japanese ships forced Tokyo to cut short its annual Antarctic whale hunt for the first time yesterday.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – which has thrown paint and rancid butter at the whalers and tangled ropes in their propellers – said it would continue its campaign next year.
Japan accuses the US-based environmental group of risking lives in its pursuit of the whaling fleet.
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