Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Japanese Whalers vs. Sea Shepherd in U.S. court

Institute of Cetacean Research vs. Sea Shepherd in a U.S. Court
On October 9th, 2012 there was a hearing in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court between the ICR – Institute of Cetacean Research and Sea Shepherd. 

What is interesting is the challenge presented by the judges towards Sea Shepherd’s lawyer.  The judges state the United States does not recognize Australia’s claim to a whale sanctuary in the Southern Ocean.   Below is a link to the audio of that hearing around 37 minutes long.  It is very compelling and interesting to listen to.     

Link to Sea Shepherd / Institute of Cetacean Research in front of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court:  
http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_subpage.php?pk_id=0000009597

4 comments:

Aaron Carrier said...

Love it. They got what they deserved.

Anonymous said...

You are an ignorant troll. If you were to get out of your mommy's basement from time to time, you might be exposed to the truth.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering why SSCS is not publicizing the audio recording of court hearings, but now I know. Their claims were completely wiped out by the judges... Judges admit that 1) SSCS actions are dangerous and could harm lives, 2) Japanese research whaling is legal under the IWC convention, and 3) the decision of Australian court is not valid as US do not recognize Australia's territorial claim in Antarctica.

Brian said...

1) Japan's actions are even more dangerous. Look what happened to the Ady Gill. If Japan is continued to be allowed to plunder and therefore kill the oceans, human life on Earth will not last. If the oceans die, we die. 2) What stops any nation in the world from calling their whaling activities "research"? What qualifies as "research"? Who is to challenge this "research" claim? Japan has not published one peer-reviewed research paper based on their findings in all their years of killing whales based on "research". I challenge their "research" claims. It's bull shit. 3) Do the whales recognize the IWC convention?

Our clients are the whales. All this is for the whales.