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Whale Wars or Fanatical Idiots?
Has anyone else seen this nonsense? Whale Wars is a reality show about a group of people known as the "sea shepherds" that are trying to prevent the Japanese from killing whales.They claim that what the Japanese are doing is illegal, however the Japanese claim that they are simply whaling for scientific research.
Now, I'm not here to decide who's cause is right or who's is wrong, but I have to say...these Sea Shepherds are morons. They are fanatical animal rights activists who stop at nothing to prevent something that may or may not be illegal.
I don't mind that they are animal rights activists...I'm all for saving animals...well kind of but that's for another Hub. My problem with these bumbling fools is the methods that they use to "do their jobs".
I thought that perhaps this show might be a decent one, so I decided to watch it. Within minutes I was furious at the imbecility of the captain of the Steve Irwin, and the stupid little muggles that so gallantly follow him,
The first thing that really got under my skin was when they boarded the Japanese whaling ship. Now, I'm not sure if you have paid attention to the news, but Piracy is a real problem still, and these people are contributing to the problem...not the solution.
They even go as far to call themselves modern day pirates. I don't care what they call themselves, boarding another vessel without permission is nothing but piracy in the simplest sense of the word.
Watch the video, you will see what they did! Once they were on board, the captain of the Steve Irwin called the Australian government to claim that their shipmates had been taken hostage! HOSTAGE! After willingly boarding another boat, they then claimed they were being held hostage. I have to repeat it just to see if it makes any more sense each time. It doesn't. It is still quite possibly the dumbest thing I have ever seen. As far as I'm concerned, the Japanese should have thrown these idiots overboard.
Paul Watson, the captain of the Steve Irwin and leader of the Sea Shepherds decided it would be a good idea to throw powder bombs and other devices onboard the Japanese whaling ships.
This is absolutely outrageous. Although these bombs pose no immediate threat, they can very easily harm someone if it were to hit them in the face or even cause them to slip and fall. The Sea Shepherds are endangering lives with their careless methods.
In this video, we get a sneak preview of the second season in which the Japanese start fighting back. It is probably not the best solution, but what else are they going to do!? It appears as though the captain gets hurt.
GOOD! He deserves it. He is lucky that he has not harmed anyone seriously, and it is fine with me that he gets hurt. He's a downright jackass.
- Whale Wars : Sea Shepherd, Whales, Whaling : Animal Planet
Whale Wars both the controversial whaling trade and the tactics that Sea Shepherd Conservation Society uses to attempt to cripple it.
If anyone is interested in seeing this show, the season two premier is tonight June 5 at 9pm.
I assure you that you will be just as annoyed at these people as I am. Their methods are insane and put lives in jeopardy. Instead of putting people in danger, they should be fighting the laws and the system to get some kind of enforcement if the Japanese are actually doing something illegal.
That is probably enough ranting for now. Enjoy the show...especially if you need something to yell at for a while!