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Sea Shepherd defends action in anti-whaling clash | Pacific Beat

Sea Shepherd defends action in anti-whaling clash

Sea Shepherd defends action in anti-whaling clash

Updated 27 February 2013, 9:53 AEDT

Japan's fisheries minister has promised that his country will never stop hunting whales, despite criticism from other nations.

Yoshimasa Hayashi, says anyone who attacks Japan's whale hunt is displaying prejudice against his country's culture.

The minister says eating whales is comparable to Australians eating kangaroo.

In the southern Ocean there's been another clash between the Japanese whaling fleet and the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling campaigners.

Presenter:Andrew Geoghegan

Speaker:Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd founder, onboard the Steve Irwin off the Antarctic coast

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