Netherlands warns Japan and Sea Shepherd
The Netherlands, the United States, Australia and New Zealand have urged both the Japanese whalers and the Sea Shepherd activists to do everything possible to avoid endangering human lives during their confrontations.
The Japanese whaling fleet sailed last week. In the coming months they will hunt whales in the waters south of Australia and New Zealand. As was the case in previous years, Sea Shepherd will do everything they can to disrupt the hunt. Last year a Sea Shepherd vessel sank after a collision with a Japanese whaler.
In a joint statement, the four countries said these confrontations endanger the lives of whalers and activists alike.
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