Japan initiated the legal battle after several hunts in which the Sea Sheperd pursued the fleet for months in the icy waters near Antarctica, seeking to stop the slaughter (AFP Photo/Institute of ... more 
Japan initiated the legal battle after several hunts in which the Sea Sheperd pursued the fleet for months in the icy waters near Antarctica, seeking to stop the slaughter (AFP Photo/Institute of Cetacean Research) less 
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