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Halt to Makah whale hunt sought

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002

Animal-rights activists on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Washington to put a halt to the Makah whale hunt.

The group wants a temporary restraining order against Makah hunters, whom they claim might take to the waters any day now. The tribe discounts the opposition and points to federal studies which show the gray whale population is not impacted by hunting.

Activists have lodged several challenges against the hunt but all have failed to stop it.

Get the Story:
Activists ask judge to block whale hunt (AP 5/2)

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

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