Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sea Shepherd injunction violated

Sea Shepherd injunction violated

December, 2012 the United States Circuit Court of Appeals issues an injunction restricting Sea Shepherd’s activities in relation to the Japanese whaling mariners.  The injunction resulted from a request asked of the court by Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research, the ICR. 

The injunction prohibits Sea Shepherd from entering within five-hundred yards of the Japanese whaling vessels.  After the injunction was issued Sea Shepherd claimed the injunction was invalid / ineffective because:

1 - A U.S. court has no jurisdiction in the Southern Ocean
2 – Sea Shepherd’s rust bucket garbage scows are not registered in the USA placing them out of reach of a U.S. court injunction.  The four vessels:  Bob Barker, Sam Simon, Steve Irwin, Brigitte Bardot.

After all of Sea Shepherd’s bravado in reference to the injunction, two months later their flea-face Scott announced they were requesting the United States Supreme Court to reverse the injunction.

If a U.S. court, according to Sea Shepherd has no jurisdiction in the Southern Ocean or over the four rust bucket garbage scows, then why did Sea Shepherd request the reversal of the injunction? 

Valentine Day, February 14, 2013:  The United States Supreme Court rejected Sea Shepherd’s request, the injunction remains in place.

The very next day Sea Shepherd’s rust bucket garbage scow with Cabin Boy, Peter Helmethead aboard broke the injunction and sailed well within the 500 yard limit.  When Sea Shepherd actively and purposely violated the injunction, they started to judicial clock to start ticking.

The Institute of Cetacean Research – ICR can now take that video to the Secretary of State for the State of Washington, where Sea Shepherd had their organizational chartered issued, and get it revoked for violating a court ordered injunction.  An injunction that was upheld by the United States Supreme Court.  Once the state chartered is revoked then their IRS tax-exempt status gets revoked.      
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Video and below photograph of Southern Ocean courtesy of The Institute of Cetacean Research - ICR.

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