Wow, the "Blaster Bates" syndrome once again I have seemingly dropped a hand grenade into the cesspit!
I take my hat off to a couple of you posters for your knowledge and experience.
Lifting the lid on the dolphin slaughter was a fine achievement, if it's the particular filming that I saw you put yourselves at risk from Japanese
fishermen and Law Enforcement never mind nature itself.
The whales, dolphins, orca or whatever, cannot speak for themselves, well, not as we can quite understand just yet, but that's another story.
Earning a living at sea earns my respect. I used to earn mine between the Scillies and the Shetlands so have seen a wee bit myself and sailed for
pleasure for decades including across Biscay. I never had any desire to endure a round the world race or solo event but have nothing but respect and
admiration for those that do it.
I have mixed views about Watson, but do remember all the crews volunteer and know what could happen if TSTF in any way. They are however prepared to
put their lives on the line in highlighting the plight of the whales and the barbarity of the Japs, but as they never accept they ever do or get
anything wrong don't expect any change soon.
Watson, I believe was originally a co-founder of Greenpeace, which I continue to have supported from the days before the original Rainbow Warrior was
sunk by the French with the loss of a photographers life. Good luck to Sea Shepherds I say, they are prepared to do what they do for the right
reasons. Those that sponsor openly or otherwise that movement deserve respect and recognition.
The Japs don't need whale meat to exist, however, for those that practice traditional, subsistence whaling, I have a tolerance for their way of life.
Those that hunt as per the Japs, I have nothing but contempt for and splashing whaling for research etc. across the whaling or factory ship is pure
Not sure what, if anything will stop these butchers activities but at least Watson and crews are keeping it in the media and ATS.