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  • Makah tribesman "feeling kind of proud" he shot whale (Incl. video)

    09/10/2007 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 718+ views
    Northwest Cable News / KINGTV / AP ^ | November 10, 2007 | KING5.com Staff and Associated Press
    Makah tribesman "feeling kind of proud" he shot whale  01:20 PM PDT on Monday, September 10, 2007  KING5.com Staff and Associated Press Makah tribe members shoot, harpoon gray whale NEAH BAY, Wash. - The Coast Guard and National Marine Fisheries Service says the California gray whale killed by rogue whalers off Neah Bay could refloat as it decays. If it is found, the carcass would likely be evidence in a case against Makah tribal members. Coast Guard spokesman Shawn Eggert says buoys were cut from the whale when it sank Saturday, but it still carries a harpoon. National Marine...
  • Tribe vows prosecution for killing of whale

    09/10/2007 10:01:55 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 28 replies · 697+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 9, 2007 | MIKE LEWIS AND PAUL SHUKOVSKY
    Many fear effort to legalize new hunt may be derailed NEAH BAY -- One day after a group of frustrated Makah tribal members asserted treaty and historic rights by harpooning and killing a protected gray whale, tribal leaders condemned the hunt and vowed to prosecute the men. "Their action was a blatant violation of our law, and they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Debbie Wachendorf, the Makah Tribal Council vice chairwoman. "The Makah Tribal Council denounces the actions of those who took it on themselves to hunt a whale without the authority of the...
  • Whale shot off Washington Coast

    09/08/2007 6:37:00 PM PDT · by djf · 72 replies · 1,913+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/8/2007 | AP
    NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, officials said. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker said five people believed to be members of the Makah Tribe shot and harpooned the whale Saturday morning. The extent of the whale's injuries were not immediately known. Tribe members were being held by the Coast Guard but had not been charged, said Mark Oswell, a spokesman for the law enforcement arm of the National Marine Fisheries Service. A preliminary report said...
  • Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun

    09/09/2007 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 98 replies · 2,425+ views
    AP ^ | 9/9/07
    Today: September 09, 2007 at 5:5:7 PDT Calif. Gray Whale Shot With Machine Gun NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, officials said. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker said five people believed to be members of the Makah Tribe shot and harpooned the whale Saturday morning. The extent of the whale's injuries were not immediately known. Tribe members were being held by the Coast Guard but had not been charged, said Mark Oswell, a spokesman for...
  • Whale dies after shooting, harpooning by Makah

    09/09/2007 11:36:32 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 37 replies · 892+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 9, 2007 | BRAD WONG, MIKE BARBER AND PAUL SHUKOVSKY
    A gray whale died Saturday night, several hours after Makah tribal members harpooned and shot the animal. The men shot the whale without federal permission. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker confirmed the harpooning by five tribal members. The whale was one mile east of Neah Bay, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about a half-mile off shore The Coast Guard detained the five tribal members and questioned them, said Mark Oswell, a National Marine Fisheries Service spokesman. They later were released to the tribe, who placed them into custody at the tribal jail, according to the mother of...