Rare albino dolphin captured in Taiji: Sea Shepherd

Nov 26, 2014

Rare albino dolphin captured in Taiji: Sea Shepherd

A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, said a campaign group staging a protest over the sale or slaughter of the creatures. The albino Risso’s dolphin was driven into a cove over the weekend by fishermen at Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, said ...

Contentious annual dolphin hunt begins in Taiji

Sep 17, 2014

Contentious annual dolphin hunt begins in Taiji

The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered Tuesday in the small town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, campaigners and a local fishermen’s union said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups. Activists from the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd have been monitoring ...

| Apr 1, 2014

Ruling puts whaling in doubt

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi says he will look for ways to continue whaling despite an order by the world court to discontinue the hunt.

Declining appetites are bigger threat to whaling

Apr 1, 2014

Declining appetites are bigger threat to whaling

by Mari Yamaguchi

The greatest threat to Japan’s whaling industry may not be the environmentalists harassing its ships or the countries demanding its abolishment, but consumers who have lost their appetite for the delicacy. The amount of whale meat stockpiled for lack of buyers has nearly doubled ...

Japan's antarctic whale hunts not scientific: ICJ

Mar 31, 2014

Japan's antarctic whale hunts not scientific: ICJ

The U.N.’s top court on Monday ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. The judgment by the International Court of Justice in The Hague is binding, final ...

Feb 24, 2014

Japanese whalers, Sea Shepherd trade ‘ambush’ claims

Militant anti-whaling campaigners Sea Shepherd on Monday traded accusations with Japan over a potentially dangerous maritime attack in the perilous Southern Ocean. Sea Shepherd said two Japanese harpoon ships attacked their vessel, the Bob Barker, on Sunday night using steel cables in an attempt ...

Whaling fleet being harassed, Japan says

Feb 3, 2014

Whaling fleet being harassed, Japan says

The Japanese government slams the conservation group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for employing dangerous tactics to obstruct the operations of Japanese whaling vessels in the Antarctic Ocean over the weekend, causing one of them to suffer damage to its stern.

Campaigners rally against Japan's dolphin hunting

Jan 24, 2014

Campaigners rally against Japan's dolphin hunting

Activists protesting Japan’s indigenous dolphin hunting held a rally in Tokyo Friday, calling on officials to stop sales of the marine mammals to aquariums and as meat. Some two dozen campaigners, mostly Japanese, congregated in front of the Fisheries Agency with banners and pictures, ...