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der="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> Injured whale hunt protester remains defiant Photo © AP A Coast Guard official described her actions as "gross[ly] negligent." But Erin Abbott, the 24-year old protester injured while attempting to interrupt a group of Makah hunters, remains defiant of the federal law which may cost her a fine and six years in jail. Dorothy Abbott, Erin's mother, said she is proud of her daughter, adding that "[w]hales are defenseless creatures. They bleed just like you and I do."

The hunters are taking today off. Get the Story:
Whale-hunt protester injured in Coast Guard collision has no regrets (The Seattle Times 4/21)
Whaling protest ends in injury (The Seattle Post Intelligencer 4/21)
Whale hunt update (The Talking Circle 4/20)

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Makah hunters rest, Protesters fret (the Talking Circle 4/19)
Makah whale hunt begins (The Talking Circle 4/18)
Protesters return to Washington (The Talking Circle 4/12)