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US Court: Sea Shepherds are “the Very Embodiment of Piracy”

Late Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the anti-whaling extremists and reality TV show stars, the Sea Shepherds, are indeed pirates.  In his ruling, Judge Alex Kozinski wrote: ” When you ram ships, hurl glass containers of acid, drag … Continue reading

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Beyond Reality TV Farce, Addressing the Real Threats to Endangered Whales

The New York Times, this morning, features in their “Room for Debate” section, a worthwhile discussion on the real threats to the survival of whale species, entitled, Did We Save the Whales?   In the discussion, Junichi Sato of Greenpeace Japan notes … Continue reading

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Sea Shepherd’s New Speed Boat, Brigitte Bardot, Broken by the Southern Ocean

The reality TV stars, the Sea Shepherds, took their newest speed boat, the Brigitte Bardot, out on the Southern Ocean recently, which proved to be more than it could handle. The Brigitte Bardot reportedly cracked its main hull and severely damaged the port … Continue reading

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Japan Take Sea Shepherds to Court over Violence

Japan’s whaling authorities are suing the Sea Shepherds in US courts to attempt to stop the violence directed by the organization against the annual Japanese whale hunt.  The Sea Shepherds claim that the annual hunt is illegal, but prefer what they … Continue reading

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Sea Shepherds Hurt Efforts to Reduce Whaling – WikiLeaks

Rather than pressuring the Japanese to stop whaling, the vigilante violence of the Sea Shepherds made it more difficult for Japanese diplomats  to compromise in negotiations to reduce whaling according to documents released by WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks releases documents about anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd

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Armed Japanese Coast Guard to Face off against Sea Shepherd “Godzilla”

It sounds like like a joke, and indeed it has many elements of farce, but nevertheless when the TV reality-show pirates of Animal Planet’s Whale Wars, the Sea Shepherds, meet the Japanese whalers this season in the Southern Ocean, matters could … Continue reading

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Sea Shepherd Farce Continues with New Toy Boat and Movie Star

Paul Watson and his merry band of bumbling pirates, the Sea Shepherds, stars of the “reality” TV show, Whale Wars, have a new high speed toy boat and have recruited Michelle Rodriguez, the actor who played the kick-ass helicopter pilot in … Continue reading

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Whale Wars War of Words: Sinking of the Ady Gil Ordered by Watson?

Last January the power boat Ady Gil was hit by the Japanese whaling ship, Shonan Maru 2, during the Sea Shepherds‘ protest/reality TV show.  Who was responsible for the collision is still the subject of controversy. Now the captain of the Ady … Continue reading

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Sea Shepherds Quit for the Season

After having their toy racing boat, Ady Gil sunk in a collision with a whaling ship; after experiencing engine problems as well as having the registration of their converted whaler, the B0b Barker, pulled by the Togolese; after having the captain … Continue reading

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Sea Shepherd Farce Continues – Illegal Boarding and Foam Baby Crocodiles

The Sea Shepherd farce continues.  The ex-captain of the Ady Gil cut through anti-boarding nets to board a Japanese whaler and was immediately arrested.   In related news, Sea Shepherd crew onboard the Steve Irwin, a vessel named for the television … Continue reading

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