Reward offered for N.J. whale shooter

ALLENHURST, N.J., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Authorities are offering a $12,500 reward for information leading to the person who illegally shot and killed a pilot whale off the coast of New Jersey.
Japan to provide protection for whalers

Japan to provide protection for whalers

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Japanese officials say whalers will receive extra protection from anti-whaling activists during their upcoming antarctic whale hunt.
Japan ends whale hunt after confrontations

Japan ends whale hunt after confrontations

TOKYO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Confrontations with a marine conservation group led to Japan recalling its whaling fleet from the Antarctic, the Japanese government said Friday.

Restraint urged for whalers, activists

SYDNEY, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Australian officials urged restraint by both sides after ships owned by Japanese whalers and anti-whaling activists collided Saturday in the Antarctic.

Sea Shepherd: Ramming won't stop us

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The head of the anti-whaling organization Sea Shepherd says the ramming of one of its ships by a Japanese vessel will not keep it from chasing whaling ships.
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Japanese whaler rams Sea Shepherd boat

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Japanese whaling vessel rammed and sank a boat belonging to the environmental group Sea Shepherd, the group's founder said Wednesday.
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Canada's Gov. General sparks seal uproar

OTTAWA, May 27 (UPI) -- Both praise and scorn are swirling around Canada's governor general after she ate a slice of raw seal heart at an Inuit community ceremony.

Anti-whaling protesters wrap up for year

SYDNEY, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. environmental protesters say they have ended their anti-whaling efforts against Japanese fishing vessels in the Southern Ocean for this year.

Japan says environmentalists rammed whaler

SYDNEY, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The captain of a Dutch-registered environmental activists' vessel acknowledges ramming a Japanese whaler while trying to interrupt its work.

Bafta doles out British TV awards

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has honored a controversial documentary about Alzheimer's disease with one of its highest awards.

Canada seizes Sea Shepherd vessel

OTTAWA, April 12 (UPI) -- A ship owned by a conservation group authorities described as radical was seized Saturday as it monitored the Canadian seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Anti-whaling activist says whaler shot him

SYDNEY, March 7 (UPI) -- A Canadian anti-whaling activist leader told Australian media Friday he had been shot by Japanese whalers in the Antarctic.

Australia condemns anti-whalers' tactics

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Australian government condemned anti-whaling activists who boarded a Japanese ship in Antarctic waters and is considering prosecution, reports said.

Activists patrol for Japanese whalers

SYDNEY, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Activists patrolled waters looking for Japanese fishing fleets while Australia awaited a court rule on enforcing a whaling ban in an Antarctic sanctuary.

ITV scrutinized for documentary promo

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- British broadcaster ITV admitted an Alzheimer's patient who "died" in a documentary's final scene actually died three days later.
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Paul Watson
NEA98110503 - 05 NOVEMBER 1998 - NEAH BAY WASHINGTON, USA: Paul Watson, head of the California-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, speaks to the news media, November 4, at the Sekiu's Olsen Marina near Neah Bay, Washington, about a planned whale hunt by the Makah Indian tribe. With him are, from left, Brian Colvert, Commissioner of the Port of Friday Harbour, re-elected U.S. Congressman Jack Metcalf, R-WA, Anna Hall, of the Canadian based West Coast Anti-Whaling Society and Lisa Distefano of the Sea Shephard organization. Metcalf spoke out against the planned whale hunt by the Makah, calling it a "really bad precedent" and condemmed recent tribal police actions. iw/hr/ H. Ruckemann UPI .

Paul Watson (born December 2, 1950) is a Canadian animal rights and environmental activist, who founded and is president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group devoted to marine conservation.

The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969. He was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, crewed and skippered for it, and later was a board member. Watson argued for a strategy of direct action that conflicted with the Greenpeace interpretation of nonviolence, was ousted from the board in 1977, and subsequently left the organization. That same year, he formed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The group is the subject of a reality show, Whale Wars.

He also promotes veganism, voluntary human population control, and a biocentric, rather than anthropocentric, worldview.

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