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A Renegade Trawler, Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes

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Photo: The Thunder, shadowed by the Bob Barker and the Sam Simon, in February. Credit Simon Ager/Sea Shepherd Global

Photo: The Thunder, shadowed by the Bob Barker and the Sam Simon, in February. Credit Simon Ager/Sea Shepherd Global

28 July 2015 – ABOARD THE BOB BARKER, in the South Atlantic — As the Thunder, a trawler considered the world’s most notorious fish poacher, began sliding under the sea a couple of hundred miles south of Nigeria, three men scrambled aboard to gather evidence of its crimes. Ian Urbina Read more.

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Let’s stipulate up front that there is no great sport in hunting a black rhinoceros, especially not in Namibia’s open countryside. The first morning we went out tracking in the northern desert there, we nosed around in vehicles for several hours until our guides spotted a rhino a half mile off. Then we hiked quietly up into a high valley. There, a rhino mom with two huge horns stood calmly in front of us next to her calf, as if triceratops had come back to life, at a distance of 200 yards. We shot them, relentlessly, with our cameras. By Richard Conniff. Read more.

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