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Monday, February 12, 2007

Eco-Terrorism in Southern Oceans

However strongly you feel about whaling, there is no excuse for this kind of dangerous criminality on the high seas.

From Indymedia 9/9/07

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships Farley Mowat and the Robert Hunter have been engaged in militant confrontation with the Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru since 0530 Hours this morning.

During the confrontation which happened in fog one of the Sea Shepherd's inflatable Zodiac boats and the two crew members onboard were lost at sea. However the boat was recovered after seven hours with the crew members safe and sound.

The pirates of the Sea Shepherd, during the confrontation with Japanese whaling vessel the Nisshin Maru, "successfully delivered six liters of butyric acid onto the flensing deck of the Nisshin Maru. This "butter acid" is a nontoxic obnoxious smelling substance. The foul smell has cleared the flensing deck and stopped all work of cutting up whales."

Sea Shepherd crew members also used nail guns to secure metal plates over the drain outlets that let off the whale blood that accumulates on the whalers deecks. The confrontation allowed a pod of whales in the area to escape.


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9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Trevor, I agree this dangerous criminality on the high seas must be stopped. So far sea shepherd are the only organisation going out and stopping illegal whaling. so I going to send them a donation right now, and I hope you do as well.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Heine said...

Its not illegal to hunt whales Anon. It is illegal to damage private property, exactly what these seashepherd vandals are doing.

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually it is illegal to kill whales in the southern ocean sanctuary. The RNZAF regularly takes action against illegal fishing in the same ares the whalers are in, but since theres no money in it for NZ, the govt does nothing.
I hope the Sea Shepherd ships cause more damage!
Mr G

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basically what these nutbars are saying is that their "right" to engage in the moral preening of their choice trumps the rule of law as expressed in the Law of the Sea and considerations of the safety of others.

Like all leftists, their holy cause is "all" and the end justifies the means.

What a bunch of emetics!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Amen to that.

3:05 PM  

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