Japanese Vessel Caught With Dead Whale Onboard, Activist Group Says

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Japanese Vessel Caught With Dead Whale Onboard, Activist Group Says “The whale killers … were caught red-handed,” a captain for Sea Shepherd said.

A Japanese whaling vessel has been photographed with what appears to be a dead minke whale onboard, a violation of a 2014 international court ruling that banned hunting of the animals.

A dead cetacean can be seen prominently on the vessel’s deck, and the group said crew quickly “scrambled to hide the slaughtered whale with a tarp” when they were spotted by a helicopter.

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