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Makah whaling challenged

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2002

Animal rights activists on Monday filed a court injunction to stop the Makah Nation of Washington from hunting gray whales.

The action is part of a lawsuit the Fund for Animals, The Humane Society and other environmental groups have filed. The suit seeks to overturn federal approval of the hunt.

Whaling families of the tribe have expressed interest in returning to the waters this spring but the tribe and the federal government have pulled financial support. Six members of the tribe will go to the International Whaling Commission meeting next month in Japan to ensure their treaty rights are affirmed.

Get the Story:
Injunction is sought to halt tribe's spring hunt (The Seattle Times 4/16)
Japanese lobbying to ease curbs on whale harvests (The Seattle Times 4/16)

Relevant Links:
The Makah Nation - http://www.makah.com

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