SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY shall stand trial for Piracy

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society attacks whaling ships.  The Sea Shepherd attacked the INSTITUTE OF CETACEAN RESEARCH vessel.  Research brought claims of piracy against the Society.  The Oregon federal district court dismissed the claims.  Just last month, on appeal the Ninth Circuit held the Sea Shepherd trial shall proceed to trial and reversed the dismissal.  Under the laws of nations the conduct is piracy, even though the purpose of the conservation group does not include seeking private financial gain from the vessels against which it engages in aggressive actions

Jolly Roger of “Calico Jack” Rackham
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