Japanese Whalers Lose Bid To Block U.S.-Based 'Sea Shepherd' Activists
"A group of Japanese whalers has failed to win an injunction against U.S. anti-whaling activists, as a federal judge refused their request for protections from boats owned by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
The ruling was made in Seattle, where the whalers' group, the Institute for Cetacean Research, had filed suit. In addition to restraints on Sea Shepherd, the whalers were hoping the judge would impose a freeze on the activists' finances."
Bill Chappell reports for NPR's The Two-Way blog February 16, 2012.