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Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group declared ‘pirates’ by US judge

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Japanese whalers sued Sea Shepherd. An appeal judge ruled in the whaler’s favor and ordered Sea Shepherd to immediately stop actions against whalers.

“You don’t need a peg leg or an eye patch. When you ram ships; hurl containers of acid; drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders; launch smoke bombs and flares with hooks; and point high-powered lasers at other ships, you are, without a doubt, a pirate, no matter how high-minded you believe your purpose to be.,” said the judge.

While a charge of piracy seems ludicrous since nothing was stolen, ramming ships at sea is a serious matter. It might have helped Sea Shepherd if their logo wasn’t vaguely piratical. Just saying…

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