Last week, the Sea Shepherd accused the Japanese whaling fleet of deliberately ramming their small boat, the Ady Gil. If the Sea Shepherd’s claims check out, the commander of the Japanese ship should be brought up on attempted murder charges. According to the Sea Shepherd’s version of the events, the Japanese ship deliberately rammed the motionless and tiny Ady Gil, tearing it in two, and forcing its crew of three to jump into frigid Antarctic waters. One man in the Ady Gil suffered broken ribs.
Now, Australia’s Herald Sun has released a video and accompanying article that supports the Sea Shepherd’s version of the incident. If this video was widely reported, I think it could mean the end of Japan’s whaling program. (Via Hawthorne.) Link.