Japan calls on the Netherlands to act against the Dutch flagged Sea Shepherd group after a collision between an activist ship and a whaling vessel in the southern ocean.
Japan continues to hunt whales, citing "scientific reasons." Marine wildlife protection organization Sea Shepherd interfered with Japan's whaling for years - but it's now decided to quit the campaign. What's behind this?
Animal rights activists insist that the international community could have done more to stop what they consider to be thinly disguised commercial whaling. Japan says it is for research purposes. Julian Ryall reports.
Japan has continued its annual whaling expeditions, defying international laws in the name of "scientific research." Japan has claimed that it is not in violation of a global moratorium banning the hunting of whales.
Japanese whalers have claimed victory in a court settlement ending years of cat-and-mouse with the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group. But the activists say the US court decision has narrow implications and vow to fight.
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