08 Jan '12, 3am

Australian activists board Japanese whaling vessel to protest Japan's annual whale hunt

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Three Australian environmental activists boarded a Japanese whaling vessel on Sunday to protest against Japan's annual whale cull in the Antarctic, anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said in a statement. The three activists from the Australian group Forest Rescue boarded the ship early on Sunday with assistance from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose ships are trying to tail the Japanese whaling fleet as it heads towards the Southern Ocean. The activists had not been returned and were 'prisoners now detained on a Japanese whaler', Sea Shepherd said. Forest Rescue is an environmental group which specialises in direct action, usually to prevent the logging of forests. A group spokesman, Mr Michael Montgomery, confirmed the incident and said the action was to demand the departure of the Japanese whalers from Australian waters. 'We don't need to kill thes...

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