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Yes, the Sea Shepherd ship Farley Mowat is a “pirate” ship. Her flag was struck by the nation of Belize. This marks the 30th year that Sea Shepherd has been fighting to save whales and prevent illegal fishing in the world’s oceans. Not one Sea Shepherd activist been convicted of any felony crime.

If Campbell had taken up a suggestion made this time last year — that is to send Australian Navy ships into the Southern Ocean to protect whales in Australian territorial waters — there would be no need for Sea Shepherd to be there. I dare Campbell to send a ship to arrest the Farley Mowat’s crew for piracy, but of course this will not happen because it would show exactly what side the Australian government is on.

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