Anti-Whaling Activists Put Focus on Complex Law and Bloody Tradition
Despite opposition from scientists and animal advocates, Japanese whaling continues in Antarctica, fueled by nationalism.
As reports of dead minke whales in the Southern Ocean circulate, the battle over Japanese whaling heats up in turbulent waters.
Sea Shepherd says a fourth whale was also seen being cut on the ship's deck.
The video, and Sea Shepherd's allegations, have caused an international stir.
New Zealand's government has condemned what it calls "pointless and offensive" whaling while disputing Sea Shepherd's claims that the Japanese fleet has been operating in New Zealand's territorial waters, in the Ross Sea in Antarctica.
The captain of Sea Shepherd's ship the Steve Irwin, Siddharth Chakravarty, told the media on Tuesday that the activists have since driven off the Japanese fleet from chasing whales in the Southern Ocean.
"We're returning back to the ice edge to