And no not in the romanticized, like to drink, and wears eyepatches kind of way. In the our activities put people’s live and ships endanger on the high seas kind of way. “When you ram ships, hurl glass containers of acid, drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders, launch smoke . . . → Read More: Sea Shepherd, Without A Doubt, Pirates
UPDATE: No sooner did I post this did I find out it’s a hoax. Of course, this reaffirms a long held tenet of mine: when things seem to good to be true…they are. A report that the Japanese government will scrap all research whaling has been dismissed as a hoax. The report, tracked back to . . . → Read More: The end of whaling in Japan?
But I wonder: If Westerners had ignored Japan’s whaling, would its whaling have died sooner, of its own internal economic problems? via Did Outsider Pressure Speed The End Of Japan’s Antarctic Whaling—Or Prolong It? | Carl Safina.
A week ago I received an email that sparked this post. An Appeal to the Public to Not Visit Iceland Until Icelandic Whaling Stops Online environmental activist and CEO of FISH4TRAVEL, INC., Robert Bennett, is asking thousands of people every day not to visit Iceland until the country stops killing whales. A website named rescuethewhales.org . . . → Read More: From The Editor’s Desk: Is Icelandic Whaling Bad?
Enter the Ady Gil (formerly the Earthrace). No, this isn’t the Knight Rider of the harbor. This batmobile of conservation is now the newest member of the Sea Shepherd team, also known as Team Sink-A-Boat-For-Whales. From Sea Shepherd’s press office: Due to its speed capabilities, up to 50 knots, Captain Paul Watson (Sea Shepherd President . . . → Read More: DSN’s 7 Simple Rules for Marine Conservation Expedition Safety
If you missed what was perhaps the most glorious thing to ever be created, you can watch Southpark’s Whale Whores episode in its entirety here. Especially watch the Larry King segment in the middle for the most accurate description of Paul Watson yet. And if for some strange reason you are not reading Southern Fried . . . → Read More: Southpark Hates On Sea Shepherd
I am standing in the back of a large lorry, my feet submerged in a pool of blood, water and oil. The truck’s container is open to a grey Welsh sky, but with high-sided walls to keep the blood and us hidden from view. I shout instructions to Nick, my PhD student, over the wind . . . → Read More: Chopping Up Whales For Science!
A few days ago DSN received a letter from one of our fans, [sic] To whom it may concern, After reviewing your comments concerning the Sea Shepard, it is quite apparent that you do not appose the killing of whales by the Japanese!! It is also apparent that you support such actions by these savages!! . . . → Read More: We Get Mail – Sea Shepherd Shenanigans Edition
Folks must have been shocked last week to hear outgoing whaling Commissioner Dr. Bill Hogarth say he was convinced “there would be less whales killed if we didn’t have a moratorium,” in reference to the unregulated nature of Japanese scientific whaling. Bureaucratic insights like these are hard to reconcile, but times they are a-changing. The . . . → Read More: Reality Check on Whaling, and Its Opposition
Japanese Fisheries Agency blamed Mother Nature and her bastard stepchild the Sea Shepherd Society for missing this year’s quota of 60 fin whales and 935 minke whales. They caught only one fin whale, but took 679 “cockroaches of the sea” (Japanese fishery-speak for minke whales). From the BBC: Protesters had escalated their attacks on Japanese . . . → Read More: Whaling protests bad for business