Bring out the tissues.
Eco-terrorists and pirates Sea Shepherd has been forced by a US Court to pay the Institute of Cetacean Research US$2.55 million for attacking the Japanese whaling fleet.
The US Court ‘prohibits Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Captain Paul Watson and any person acting in concert with them from approaching within 500 yards of vessels operated by the Japanese whalers on the high seas in the Southern Ocean, physically attacking them or interfering with their safe navigation.’
“Sea Shepherd admitted in court that the vessels Steve Irwin, Bob Barker, Sam Simon and Brigitte Bardot all breached the 500 yard perimeter established by the court. The violent attacks by the Steve Irwin and Bob Barker were later broadcast by Animal Planet on its show Whale Wars.