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'Whale Wars'' Paul Watson on Faroes Killing, Online Debate

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Faroe Islands fishermen wade into a shallow bay to kill a pod of pilot whales in a hunt called a "grind." Sea Shepherd has launched a new show called "Whale Wars: Viking Shores" to focus attention on the hunt

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Past Member (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:16 pm

Jenny Dooley (830)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:21 pm
Whale Wars Viking Shores! Sea Shepherd rules!!!
Capt Paul Watson is my family's hero.

Thank you for this news item, Cal... another of my family's heroes ;)

Bill K (3)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:57 pm
Imagine a world full of Sea Shepherds.......

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday April 27, 2012, 9:33 pm
Thanks Cal for the bloody news. I have comments, but most of them would be considered sexist and anthropolgical regarding males and hunting. None politically correct or sensitive. Exempt would be the Sea Sheperd males and females.
I still do not think the word 'shepherd' or herder is a good one, though gentle and couragous in a bibical story sense as leaders and protectors of the unintelligent. A term or word I think of regarding those that eventually lead lambs, sheep, cattle, pigs, humans, whales, dolphin, whatever can be herded, to slaughters of various types for various human reasons. Sea Saviors could be considered as a new name. They can still retain all the positives but not leading to human related slaughters.

Meghan J. (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 11:00 pm
SAVE A COW.................EAT A WHALE!!!.......(jus Not a sperm whale) lol

Danuta W (1251)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 2:55 am
noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 3:40 am
horrible stuff

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 5:52 am
Horrible, very sad. Blessings to Sea Shepherd.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:42 am
Blessings to Sea Shepherd

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:30 am
Sick people! How can anyone torture and murder another living creature without mercy? I don't care how old the "tradition" is. There were people in the old west who became vegetarians BECAUSE they were raised on cattle ranches and witnessed the suffering. To kill or not kill is a personal choice and these people are just heartless. I wouldn't give two cents for any of them.

Diana P (12)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:34 am
Thank you. :-)

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 8:13 am
we are change, silence s acceptance
the earth is our shared home
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Victoria P (113)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 8:33 am
Thank-you Cal and Sea Shepherds~♥

MmAway M (507)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 8:38 am
Go Captain Watson & Sea Shephard YOU RULE!

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 10:03 am
I wonder what would happen if it was the whales tradition to do this to people, how long would that last! why is it that is alright for people to do despicable and horrific things to animals but not the other way around, what makes people think that they are so special...when we are so obviously not special, not if we do this kind of thing, makes me ashamed to be a human.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 10:07 am
agreeing with Thubten Chokyi & Rocking !! for WORK of Sea Shepherds


Nichole L (69)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 11:53 am
I'm in the middle of watching the videos online at Animal Planet now. Thank you, Sea Shepherds!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 1:56 pm
Noted! And these people are beyond sick in the head. HOW can anyone kill a whale? They are so completely docile and the last of our dinosaurs!

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 4:43 pm
May the bastards choke on every bite of whale meat they eat.

Ken S. (3)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 5:46 pm
Thank you Paul Watson on behalf of all whales and myself, as a whale lover and environmetalist. You are brave and caring. An inspiration. I salute you!

Rosemary B (5)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:08 pm
I'll be watching Friday night!!

janet f (29)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:32 pm
" Thatís why the Faroese have the highest rate of mercury poisoning of any people on the planet."

It's called karma. You get back what you give.

I love Sea Shepherd!

Janet B (36)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:51 pm
Bring it on!

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:59 pm
Power to the Sea Shepard! If this show brings awareness of what is happening than it can only be a good thing to bring to television.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:59 pm
My hero! You go, Paul and all the Sea Shepherd crews! Thank you for helping to save the whales, the oceans and in doing so saving us! Noted.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:43 pm
We met Paul when the Sea Shepherd came into Hobart, Tasmania, for repairs and supplies. The State Government is going to grant Sea Shepherd and the 'Bob Barker' - the second boat - permanent docking here. We went aboard the Bob Barker recently to see -via video- what great and good deeds these people do. we, the locals, support them with cash and supplies. These men are so brave - they cut down the Japanese quota to 35% this year, simply by stopping the Japanese bringing the dead whales onto their boats for butchering. If the whale meat is not cut up within 8 hours it is not fit for consumption. Hence it was not worthwhile to the Japanese boats to hunt what they cannot utilise. Bloody good show. BTW the Bob Barker is named for an eccentric American millionaire who donated 5 million dollars to refurbish the boats and to install the latest tracking devices. The Sea Shepherd group hope to acquire enough money for a third boat.

michelle t (41)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 8:06 pm
Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crew are fantastic.
I would love to see all Japanese whaler scumbags exterminated

Liliana D (125)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 11:23 pm
I salute Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crews, they are true heroes. Many thanks and blessings to them and to those who support them in their fight.
Noted, thanks Cal for the post.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 12:39 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 5:20 am
I'm so ashamed that my species are the ones that are destroying the whole world!!

And we (Humans) are supposedly the ones with knowledge of understanding!

Donna B (36)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 8:28 am
Thx for the article. Go Sea Shepherd and Paul Watson!! You ALL Rock.

Dee C (229)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 10:31 am
"Watson is a terrorist who has said that "earthworms are far more valuable than people." It is that attitude that explains why he has started the careers of some of the most violent animal-rights activists. SHAC terrorists Rodney Coronado and Joshua Harper have both served as crewmembers on SSCS expeditions."

I have no respect..certainly see no hero's here in these groups..They make a profit from what they do..and the sad facts here are things are just as bad as they were in the 60's & 70's when I first started to support whales..Nothing has changed..but instead many organizations have made lot's of money from the plight of whales..seals..dolphins..

No one here is suggesting that Paul Watson should not earn a living. Everyone needs to do something to pay the bills and we applaud Paul Watson for his ingenious efforts, after all, this entire Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a great source of money. They ask for donations under the guise of charity and goodwill and then we hear something like this interview proving that money is their primary concern. The exploitation of baby seals for financial gain is nothing more than a means to an end. From what we hear on this interview, it sure sounds like they were using the baby seals as a tactic to raise money.


mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 2:50 pm
merci paul w. i love the sea shepher . paul keep going this way ciao

Terry V (30)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 3:23 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 2:19 am
Thanks for sharing.

colleen p (38)
Monday April 30, 2012, 4:42 am
when will they start harassing the Aboriginals in Australia for the dugon thing?

Amy E (66)
Monday April 30, 2012, 12:01 pm

Diane L (110)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:13 am
I watched the first episode and have very mixed emotions. I can easily see nothing BUT the POV of the SSCS, such as in Antarctica. Watching "On Viking Shores" gives me a bit of also being able to see the viewpoints of the people in the Faroe Islands. The whales are not endangered, nor are they (the people) going into international waters with high tech equipment and vessels to harpoon them and cause slow, agonizing deaths under the "guise" of research.

These people have used these "hunts" for as long as they've inhabited these islands. I think the method is extremely brutal, but apparently, pretty quick.

BTW, Bob Barker was not an eccentric American billionaire. He was a game show host on TV for decades, and not sure I agree with his beliefs, but he doesn't come across to me as being eccentric at all.

Love the new paint jb and name for the GOJIRA..............white, with new graphics and is renamed the Bridget Bardot.

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:20 am
and, here yet AAAAAGGGGGAAAAAIIIIINNNNN, one of my comments has (been) disappeared -- THERE IS SOMETHING VERY VERY VERY ROTTEN ON kill2, er pardon me: "care2"

Remarkably, in sharp contrast to deleting some comments, care2 does not even manage to delete spam-messages when the spammer's profile is deleted. This is going on for YEARS. See also: my notes (blog) "Care2: suggestions for improvement", esp. items A-2, A-1

I re-post:

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 3:04 AM
Subject: Comment on: 'Whale Wars'' Paul Watson ...

for support of SSCS (free-of-charge in EU!) (I) use:
Sea Shepherd Europe (bei ABN AMRO Bank)
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IBAN NL30ABNA0440938643
for US-citizens I can offer a (404) *tax-deductible* way to donate to SCSS -- PM me

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:27 am
c2-help-request sent:

(some of) my comments to C2NN-posts keep disappearing (often after they have been commented on by others or even earned GreenStars)

for (one) example (of many) see where I just re-posted one

this is also happening to (at least) several to other users (I know of); and this has been happening for years.

plaese let me know what care2 is doing to stop this.

PS: if c2's current staff is not up to fixing this problem care2 ought to request help from it's users -- amongst the "[nearly 20 M] members doing good!" there certainly is a few who are up to it.


Barbara C (1)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 11:24 am
Paul Watson always says "You must give your life for the Whales" . Just reading this makes it definitely
worth it!


Michelle S (462)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 10:41 am
I HAVE to step in here.

Firstly, the reason why Sea Shepherd raises money is so they can raise awareness about these atrocities and STOP THEM! I GLADLY send my money to them now, and have been doing so for over two decades!

The plight of whales, dolphins, seals and HUMANITY IN GENERAL IS DIRE!



Sea Shepherd has never harmed a single human being on any of its campaigns. By contrast, Paul Watson has been shot, his crew mates drowned and maimed with stun guns and other weapons. The REAL terrorists are those that can do something about stopping these atrocities....and do NOTHING ABOUT IT.

As for the Grind, it's taken place for centuries. Where once it was for the purpose of feeding the Faroese people, it has degenerated into a senseless massacre for the purpose of maintaining "cutltural heritage" and "ritual." The sad fact is 200-300 whales a season is far more than the Faroes need to feed themselves. Photos have documented whales sitting on the docks ROTTING, COVERED IN FLIES, THROWN AWAY LIKE PIECES OF TRASH. The Faroe argument that whaling is a part of their history is true; the Faroe argument that they NEED TO PERPETUATE THE HUNT IN ORDER TO FEED THEMSELVES IS FALSE.

Thank God there is the medium of television to raise awareness about this global terrorist acts against MARINE MAMMALS AND THEIR SUFFERING! Thank God for Animal Planet and its willingness to host Paul Watson's campaigns for the global television audience.

I can't wait for the first installment of Whale Wars: Operation Canadian Seals! I also can't wait to send my next check to Paul Watson, who gets my unwavering support for the rest of my life and beyond.

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