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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Japanese Whalers Release Sea Shepherd Crewmen

Japanese whalers have handed the crewmen of the Steve Irwin over to Australia.

Japanese whalers are praising the Australian government for its help to resolve a stand-off with militant conservationists in the Southern Ocean.

The whalers handed over the Australian and British protesters to Australian officials overnight. The activists from the anti-whaling group the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had been detained since Tuesday, when they boarded the Yushin Maru to deliver a letter of protest.

It will be interesting to see what the next event in the whaling saga will be.

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