Sea Shepherd has been repelled from the Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic as the whalers employ beefed-up defences.
The hardline group's leader, Paul Watson, said two activists were slightly injured as the whalers repulsed them.
Nearly a day into the renewed pursuit of the fleet far south-east of Tasmania, polar weather moderated enough for Sea Shepherd to deploy small boats and a helicopter from its ship, Steve Irwin.
So two "activists" (or should that be eco-terrorists?) have been slightly injured. Tough. To re-state our initial question - who cares? Not Keeping Stock. If these guys play with fire, they can expect to be burnt.