It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The annual Antarctic whale hunt will be carried out later this year under heightened security to fend off activists who have vowed to disrupt the cull, the fisheries minister said Tuesday.
The nation's whale hunts have become increasingly tense in recent years because of clashes with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The most recent expedition was cut short after several high-seas confrontations, and it was unclear if this year's hunt would come about.
Sea Shepherd recently announced it is calling its effort to obstruct the December hunt "Operation Divine Wind" — a reference to the kamikaze suicide missions carried out by the Japanese military in World War II.
Originally posted by whyamIhere
reply to post by kalunom
The madness will not stop until somebody gets killed.
Last year's season was marred by repeated incidents with Sea Shepherd vessels, one of which sank after a Japanese whaling ship chopped off its bow. The boat's captain, New Zealander Peter Bethune, was later arrested when he boarded the whaling ship from a jet ski, and brought back to Japan for trial.
Originally posted by Autodidactic
I don't get some people sometimes, I bet most of these people that are going to protest this eat meat, I don't understand how they justify to themselves that certain animals deserve life more then others. Like the cow on their burger is less important than some other animal.