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How to express the idea? Which is acceptable?

(1) I saw a film on Animal Channel about a group of Greenpeace that fought to obstruct Japanese whalership whaling.

(2) The Japanese whalers, nominally do scientific research on whales, hunt and kill (battu) whales in antarctic ocean.

(3) The Japanese whalers palmed off scientific research inferior to hunt and kill whales in antarctic ocean.
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contiluoHow to express the idea? Which is acceptable?
What is the idea you are trying to express? #1 is very different from both #2 and #3 which are similar. Do you want suggestions on improving these sentences?
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Hi contiluo;

A ship that hunts whales is called a whaler. The same term is also used for people who hunt whales.

Here is a better English version:

I saw a film on the Animal Channel about the group Greenpeace, which opposes whaling and actively obstructs whalers when they are out hunting whales in the Antarctic Ocean.

The whalers claim that they are whaling only for scientific research. In fact, they kill a lot of whales for their meat which is sold and consumed in their country. Consequently, the group Greenpeace plans to obstruct the whalers.

It is not credible that their only purpose is "scientific research." The number that they catch is far more than any reasonable research program would require.
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Hi,

A teacher suggests me that it might be more diplomatic NOT to mention the nationality of the whalers. This is a most sensitive issue. Everyone already knows their nationality. Therefore, #1 might be revised a bit as following:

I saw a film on the Animal Channel about the group Greenpeace, which fights to obstruct whalership whaling.

Besides, the original meaning of #2 or #3 is as following:

The whalers claim that they whaling only for scientific research. In fact, they excessively go hunting and killing whales. Consequently, the group Greenpeace plans to obstruct whalershop whaling.

#2 might be correced as following:

The whalers claim that scientific research is involved in the hunting and killing of whales in the Antarctic Ocean.

However, I just don't know how to express the idea above, and I can't make sure which is acceptable, #2 or #3 ?
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