Three Japanese whalers have suffered minor injuries after yet another violent attack from the radical animal rights group Sea Shepherd:
The protest boats, which sail under Dutch and Togolese flags, had earlier targeted its factory ship the Nisshin Maru – nicknamed “the floating abbatoir” by Sea Shepherd activitists – and had been following it for several days in the lead up to the skirmish yesterday afternoon.
“The Dutch and Togolese ships continued for several hours their attack launching many butyric-acid projectiles and smoke bombs against the Nisshin Maru,” the institute said in a statement.
The Bob Barker repeatedly fired a high-power illegal laser weapon against the Japanese crew. The Bob Barker also came directly across the bow of the Nisshin Maru deploying wire hawsers intended to sabotage its rudder and propeller.
“At about 2300 hours, t
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