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Whale Wars’ Sea Shepherd Nets Anthony Kiedis and Rick Rubin’s Support

June 9th, 2009 · 61 Comments

Captain Paul Watson battles Japanese whalers to save the oceans from further bloodshed By Darrah Le Montre
Sea Shepherd staff examing dead seal horrors

Sea Shepherd staff examining dead seal horrors

LOS ANGELES, CA (Hollywood Today) 6/08/09 – In the Hollywood Hills last weekend celebs appeared in droves to raise money for “Whale Wars” star Paul Watson and his organization Sea Shepherd. The controversial battle between the government of Australia, Japanese fisherman and animal advocates continue as die-hard activists try to salvage ocean life. With strong alliances in the entertainment community that harvests financial support from sympathetic artists as varied as Red Hot Chili Pepper’s singer Anthony Kiedis, Leona Lewis, Emily Deschanel, Richard Dean Anderson, renowned music producer Rick Rubin (everyone from Metallica to Johnny Cash) and Australian art-rock band The Red Paintings. The non-profit Sea Shepherd is determined to garner a new $1M boat. Captain Paul Watson told Hollywood Today, “I was one of the co-founders of Green Peace and I got tired of protesting. I wanted an organization that would intervene while upholding the law…We’ve never been convicted of a crime, we’ve never injured anybody and the reason we’ve never been convicted…after sinking ten whaling ships and destroying millions of dollars worth of equipment is we’re actually going against criminal operations…We’re actually an anti-poaching organization.” Animal Planet’s second season of “Whale Wars” premiered June 5th despite the recent confiscation of raw footage by the Australian police. The seven-part, hour-long weekly series follows the crew of Sea Shepherd’s vessel, the Steve Irwin, documenting “non-violent direct action techniques,” says Captain Watson. The first season of “Whale Wars” was viewed by 1M people each week and broke into the top ten rated shows on basic cable in its finale. The father of a 29-year old daughter, Watson admits his life is anything but normal. “I’m at sea half the year.” He explains what makes this unorthodox lifestyle worth it. “Our ultimate goal is to enforce international regulation.” With extensive celebrity backing, he informs “what people like about Sea Shepherd is that they can see results…by the number of whales saved.”
Captain Watson needs a faster ship to battle whale killers

Captain Watson needs a faster ship to battle whale killers

Despite lofty donations by Kiedis and others totaling $250,000 over the years, what the group yearns for, and the basis of these benefits, is to ascertain better equipment. Namely they want a new, faster super-ship to go against the considerably larger Japanese harpoon whaling vessels. Trash McSweeney, lead singer for The Red Paintings who last toured with The Dresden Dolls, is an avid supporter of Sea Shepherd. Currently mixing his latest album in Nashville, McSweeney told Hollywood Today of his alliance with Paul Watson. “We really connected. I think he connected with me because I was this guy that just went ‘I don’t care what everyone’s trying to tell me to do.’ And he does stuff that’s real so there was a connection. I built a show in Brisbane that was all about their journey. I had human canvases as whales…The band is about art, music, theatrics, a message — on one stage.” Also guardians of other ocean wildlife including seals, Watson says he’s “conservative” in his seemingly extreme ways to protect animal exploitation. He suggests volunteering for those who are hesitant to dock a ship. Rory Freedman, author of best-selling diet book “Skinny Bitch,” says, “I think people are really blown away when they watch the show. I don’t think anybody could watch what’s happening to these whales and not be.” The international organization with headquarters in Malibu has been around since 1977, but Paul Watson has been an animal advocate for 40 years. Two documentaries about Sea Shepherd were on the film festival circuit last year. “Pirate for the Sea” is Captain Watson’s life-story and premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in CITY. “At the Edge of the World” debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and documents Sea Shepherd’s 2006-2007 Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, whose existence balanced on the help of over 50 volunteers. Fans of the luxurious bath products LUSH will be happy to know that this cruelty-free company is stepping up on behalf of shark-lovers everywhere. LUSH Australia/New Zealand launched the company’s global anti-shark-finning campaign in August 2008 with a new aptly-shaped product “Shark Fin Soap,” whose proceeds benefit Sea Shepherd’s worldwide efforts to save sharks. Tim Webber, devotee and volunteer of Sea Shepherd has been giving money and “participating any way whatsoever” since the early-90s. He explains, “Every year the Japanese government sponsors a whaling expedition to Antarctica, namely the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. This is an area in the Southern Ocean twice the size of the United States where approximately 80% of the world’s whales congregate. And pretty much every country on the Earth has said it’s for the whales, but for some reason the Japanese government continues to sponsor what they call a research mission where they attempt to catch endangered, threatened whales.” For more information on Sea Shepherd, visit: www.seashepherd.org.

61 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chloé Jo // Jun 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful coverage of an amazing event! Sea Shepherd do mind-boggling good work! xCx

  • 2 hart // Jun 10, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Love the show, love the crew, love the captain, love the cause.

  • 3 Michael_anderson // Jun 10, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I hate the red hot chili peppers for this. The Crew of the Sea Shepard should be brought up on harrassment charges. they are interfering with a legal operation.

  • 4 Tula // Jun 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    These guys are awesome,the whales have no better friends!

  • 5 Rory // Jun 10, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Great piece on a great group! Captain Paul Watson and his entire crew are true heroes. They put their own lives and liberty at risk to stop the illegal slaughter of whales.
    Sea Shepherd has my gratitude, respect, and support.

  • 6 Giz WInkus // Jun 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    What a crock! Sea Shepherd is a terrorist group that should be jailed. The Japanese whaling in question is legal. Ramming ships at sea is not non-violent. Wake up people. Sea Shepherd will ultimately cause more whale deaths not less. Shame on all who support them.

  • 7 Jeanette // Jun 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    What Japan is doing is not legal. If they were really doing RESEARCH, which is legal and what they claim to be doing, they wouldn’t need to kill so many animals in a SANCTUARY, and they wouldn’t have a multi-million dollar processing ship that prepares the whale products for sale on the market.

  • 8 William Mark Clarke // Jun 14, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Captain Watson is the good guy as well as his crew. Go get the real pirates of the sea the kill and lie to the world and say they are doing research.

  • 9 j_abrahms // Jun 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    bunch of nuts! so, if the sea shepherds get their bigger, faster boat and next year they actually kill somebody. will these celeb. friends still support them?

  • 10 Tyler // Jun 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    The International Whaling Ban was put in place in 1982…Whales CAN be researched without killing them which is exactly what the Japanese are doing–KILLING thousands of whales and heading towards extinction—it is NOT for research & evidence has been turned over MANY times regarding some of the largest fisheries in Japan… It’s “pirate” whaling…The Japanese
    are the killers…and should be stopped no matter if it takes ramming their ships or using Pauls “stink” bombs to prevent the Japanese from being on the bridge!!

    SUPPORTER OF PAUL WATSON & SEA SHEPARD CREW…

  • 11 Jacqueline // Jun 17, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Whaling is banned-recearch can be carried out without the need to kill,During recent beachings of whales in Australia I did not see any Japanese researchers rushing here to conduct experiments.Scientific research -Rubbish!!!!

  • 12 Malcolm // Jun 19, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    My goodness – how many of you morons are there? The ocean and the rest of the civilized world does NOT need anymore vigilante hippie idiots to spend daddys money and the reputation of the US to keep wasting precious resources to go trotting around the waters looking to stinkbomb whaling ships – grow the F up!
    Do we NOT have enough problems dealing with our troops getting shot at!?
    Do we NOT have enough problems with our country’s economy!?
    GO AWAY HIPPIE SEA SHEPHERD DORKS!!!
    You know nothing of humans, maritime navigation, OR the plight of ACTUAL close to being extinct animals – which the Minke whale is NOT!
    You water heads need to do something that is actually productive.
    May the Sea Shepherd and its crew sink and swim – yet only until they drown from being overloaded by their egos.

  • 13 Krista // Jun 20, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Yay Sea Shepherd!!! You are HEROES in the animal activism movement!!!

  • 14 beth // Jun 21, 2009 at 12:46 am

    I’d like to knwo what the opponents of the Sea Shepherd cause and fight to expose the deception and cruelty of the Japanese whalers are doing with THEIR lives besides talking out of their ass. Working at a burger drive through? Still in school with no aspirations? Spare us your angry andolescent ranting – you parrot back little snipits from the show’s narration and obviously know nothing about maritime law, conservationism, marine biology, ethics or activism. Focus on self-improvemnt rather than dogging a worthy cause.

  • 15 Michael // Jun 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Whale wars clearly shows how inept the Sea Shephards are, yet they are loveable. Yes they are reckless, but given their limited resources, they need to be. The fact is people, and industry will do whatever they can make money. The Sea Shephards increase the cost of whaling. And if you find whaling offensive, then you like what they do. A previous commenter wrote “The ocean and the rest of the civilized world does NOT need anymore vigilante hippie idiots”. Correct, the world does not NEED this, but clearly, based on financial contributions, the world WANTS this. In the same way, the Japanese do not NEED to kill whales, they just WANT to.

  • 16 JimR // Jun 22, 2009 at 10:27 am

    These eco-terrorists will get someone killed through their stupidity. Right or wrong, what the Japanese are doing is not illegal. But what the Sea Shepherd is doing is both illegal and wrong. The Animal Planet show is amusing, Keystone cops fight the whalers. With a moronic Captain and an incompetent first mate these people are a danger to themselves and others.

    Shame on anyone who would contribute to these eco-terrorists.

  • 17 Celia // Jun 22, 2009 at 10:32 am

    “And pretty much every country on the Earth has said it’s for the whales, but for some reason the Japanese government continues to sponsor what they call a research mission where they attempt to catch endangered, threatened whales.”

    This is the way the issue is framed, but these whales are not endangered. When people have what seems to be a good cause, but are not honest and their main tactic is terrorism… well how can anyone support them?

  • 18 Rock // Jun 24, 2009 at 8:36 am

    The Sea Shepherds are perhaps the most reckless and incompetent seamen ever. Perhaps they are gunning to rival the captain/crew of the Titanic. Yes, I agree with their intentions, but the way they go about it make you root for the Japanese! As a manager of any business, his company would fail. By driving away all forms of talent and treating the volunteers as disposable idiots it’s no wonder mishaps occur constantly. I hooked because it’s like watching a train wreck about to happen.

  • 19 Max // Jun 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I agree, watching this show is like watching a disaster unfolding before your eyes. I can’t believe they can ram other ships and get away with it. Also, Who cares about whales? Why do we need whales? I don’t see how these people honestly think they’re helping the world.

  • 20 Tom S. // Jul 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Maritime piracy, according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982, consists of any criminal acts of violence, detention, or depredation committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or aircraft that is directed on the high seas against another ship, aircraft, or against persons or property on board a ship or aircraft. Piracy can also be committed against a ship, aircraft, persons, or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any state, in fact piracy has been the first example of universal jurisdiction.

    if the Sea Shepards attempted to ram an American naval ship they would be swimming with their beloved whales before they knew what happened. The Sea Shepard crew are morons and their captain should not be allowed to sit in an inflatable row boat.

  • 21 Barbara Talbott // Jul 6, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I think there’s no reason for whaling today. But what Paul Watson and these Sea Sheppards do is PIRACY!

    My friends, family, and I have formed a network with the purpose of BOYCOTTING corporate sponsors of “Whale Wars” and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

    We all vote with our money.

  • 22 George Bush // Jul 7, 2009 at 6:00 am

    What can we do? Boycott all Japanese, Norwegian, and Icelandic products and make sure you tell them why you refuse to support them. Until they stop this ludicrous, old-world BS, they won’t get one penny from me!

  • 23 Traci Ann Wolfe // Jul 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherds are true heroes fighting for a worthy cause (protecting life) in our world full of disasters. Once in a while, someone steps up to fight the status quo B.S. of big business and human greed. I only hope to do something of worth, some act of true unselfishness in my own life. The killing of any animal in this manner for unnecessary reasons is barbaric. I do not believe the Japanese people need to eat whale meat for survival, nor do I believe these whales are threatening to over-populate the earth. You can conduct research and not kill, this we know for fact.

    What kind of moron (No. 21 for ex.) would say whaling is wrong, but boycott the Sea Shepherds and Whale Wars?

    Bravo Paul Watson!

  • 24 fuck off // Jul 17, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    this show is such a crock. full of a bunch of fucking dorks and pussy’s that don’t know what in the hell they are doing. they are hypocrits and full of themselves

  • 25 fohw wugads // Jul 17, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    These people must have brain dammage. I’m not talking about their cause, but how they behave. Bunch of drama queens too.

  • 26 Malcolm // Jul 17, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I am totally without words. You motherfuckin idiots will be whale food one fine day

  • 27 Timo // Jul 25, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Reading the comments of all these seemingly brainless phrasemongers an egocentric critics of sea shepherd, I’m once again shocked how many people are in fact out there acting like beeing part of an earth-devastating epidemic called “homo sapiens”. No. 19 e.g.: you got to (and once, if you’re lucky will) understand that you are a very tiny part of an ecosystem called earth. Too many people – like you – think of themselves of beeing anyhow important (important enough to decide, that we don’t need a specific species…hello, wake up!). But what does your single life really mean in the course of time. I compare you to a single bacterium that is part of a human flue – it’s just a matter of perception. And even the flue is just a part of the system an will surely come to an end (or otherwise the host will come to an end – which in this case i don’t believe, because earth yet survive a lot of species). So all you folks out there adressed by my words: Go on doing what ever you do, thinking whatever you think – once, and be it when you’re age-old shortly before ceasing your pitiful life, you’ll realize the truth behind all. Thank God there are even some people who have a greater feeling for the creation of nature! (It seems to me like almost all of the critics above are male – curious these statements are made by the one gender that’s considered to be the more egoistic ;)

  • 28 terrie // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I truely understand what the sea shepherd is trying to do but they are going about it the WRONG way, i belive everything on are earth should be loved and protected but do it right! the captain of the sea shepherd is a fucking idoit loads more people would support them if they thought though there actions and didnt act like pirates and bullies come on even greenpeace hate the way they do anything and to no 27 i am female and belive they are fucking idoits its not just men?

  • 29 Julia // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Timo – both men and women have the capability to realize Steve Watson and Sea Shepherd are eco-terrorists. For Watson this seems to be about ego and press coverage. It’s hard to believe anyone could actually believe these people are doing anything constructive to save the whales. The most probably outcome of these well meaning fools is the loss of human life. From the total absence of seamanship or organizational skills it will most likely be a member of their own crew through absolute stupidity.

    These people show the worst qualities of the human race (dishonesty, violence, unable to to work together, no respect for human life) under the guise of saving a non-endangered species of whales.

  • 30 Eric-son // Jul 31, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Japanese NAVY/Coast Guard should sink these CLOWNS/idiots/pirates from Sea Shepherd! This “show” with such space- balls is a waste of the time !!! These whole non-sense should be cancelled.

  • 31 Michelle // Aug 3, 2009 at 11:18 am

    It’s so crazy to read some of these comments. Bottom line is thousands of whales shouldnt be killed in an unhuman way. When they harpoon a whale is takes literally 20-30 minutes just for them to die. Whales do nothing wrong to deserve such a treatment. Its certain assholes like humans that should be treated like that,,,from pollution..child molesting…and just the sick shit we do to one another…Its called a whale sanctuary for a reason..there are plenty of other fish meats to eat that we need to start eating whale..seal and shark meat…Each creature on this earth has a purpose..from alot of these comments most of you people have no consideration or respect for life…obviously this japanese fleet is breaking laws..they are not a research organization…if they where they wouldnt need to box and package the meat up like they do…Steve Watson may take it too far but so are the Japanese fleet…killing thousands of whales for research is fuckin CRAZY!!!
    they def. should be stopped by someone else who is just as crazy..

    CHEERS TO THE SEA SHEPARD!!!

  • 32 Tim // Aug 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    In response to Celia – #17. The Fin Whale, one of the species targeted by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, was listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973.

    What I said in the article WAS honest. Get YOUR facts straight, Celia!

    And, the Japanese very much wanted to slaughter Humpbacks a couple of years ago, another species listed as endangered under the ESA. They backed off after a HUGE international outcry.

    And Minke Whales, while not listed as endangered, are at numbers much lowers than they once were.

  • 33 Jonathan // Aug 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Tim Webber you are using a bait and switch here. The Japanese hunt non-endangered Minke Whales and a very small number of Fin Whale – they got 1 in 2008 and 1 in 2009. Even if they had achieved their quota this small number wouldn’t threaten the species.

    Like others have said the ecoterrorists at Sea Shepherd are a danger to humans and have helped grow support for the Japanese whalers through their reprehensible actions.

    But they do provide for amusing television. It reminds me of a Three Stooges movie, except with less intelligent characters. If it was a movie I’d probably turn it off thinking the characters are too stupid to be realistic. But these morons are for real! LMAO

  • 34 Mark // Aug 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Piss into the wind all you fuking pussies who dont like what they are doing, 900+ for minke whale quota in 2009 sue you friggin serious! Clearly there is financial motive here….where is any documentation of what they have found out over 1 year with 900 as a quota that they couldnt have learned with 100 over the last 5 years. If you are out doing research you dont go out with 3 harpoon ships, you go with 1.

  • 35 Ric // Aug 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I just gave $100 to the Sea Shepherds for all the morons on here that think they are terrorists and for the ones that believe brutally killing whales is ok.

  • 36 Mike // Aug 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Ok, I only watch this show because it’s the same as watching Comedy Central. These village idiots amuse the hell out of me. What a life…..they chase people around the ocean and fail everyday in an attempt to save Whales. I wonder what the whales actually think! I will tell you what they think……..they think these people are morons and so do I. They are the terrorists out there and should be charged and jailed for “stupidity”. I will continue to watch the show and laugh like I do everytime.

  • 37 Henry // Aug 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    First of all I enjoy watching the show, although I’m not a fan of Paul Watson and his actions. My concern is what is truely their reason for “attacking” the Japanese.

    Is the Japanese actions truely illegal, or are they attacking them because they just don’t want them whaling. If the practice is legal, they need to fight to get the laws changed. If the practice is illegal they need to put more pressure on the agencies that have the capability of stopping them.

    I’m a hunter that abides by all laws, yet we still have to put up with anti-hunters that take drastic measures to protect overpopulated animals and others with healthy populations.

    I agree that the Japanse is using Research as a disguise. If they’re truely doing research, wouldn’t they be curious to investigate the contents of the intestines rather than cut them out and throw them away right away? I also agree with a previous poster, if you’re truely doing research only, what can you learn from killing 1,000 whales that you can’t learn from 100.

    I can sympathize with the Sea Shepherd’s cause, but I truely disagree with their actions. Everyone has different beliefs depending upon how they were raised. The Japanese crew have probably been lifelong whale hunters and are simply trying to support their families.

  • 38 Jeff // Aug 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Anyone associated with this organization should be ashamed. While I don’t like watching whale hunting any more than anyone enjoys watching a fish getting gutted, what was truly disgusting was this organization’s complete disregard for human life. You cannot ram a ship at sea without endangering someone’s life, period. One break below the waterline and that ship’s compartments could have flooded killing its engineers or anyone below deck. Hopefully, the delusional captain will be jailed for his actions, and, hopefully, his supporters will quickly reevaluate whether they wish to continue supporting such a group.

    By the way, thank you for publishing a list of their financial supporters.

  • 39 Karia // Aug 25, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I absolutely LOVE what Paul Watson and his crew are doing.. I watch their show every time it comes on, wishing I was there helping save the whales.. So to everyone who believes that they are a joke and don’t like what they are doing, you can go get F****D!!

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SEA SHEPHERD!!

  • 40 Big Mike // Sep 7, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Actually, I think while they Captain and crew have all the heart of a lion, the have the tactical collective knowledge of pretty much all civilians. I mean, the haven’t figured out how to Gin pole the bow of the rigid hulls to align them with the headway of the ship or to make a five point rigging system to put them in the water with.
    They risk their lives more not knowing how to deploy than they do harassing the Nips.
    Not complaining, just constructive criticism. Personally I’d love to see them put the whalers on the bottom for a future Discover Deep sea hunt!
    God Speed.
    Mike

  • 41 Sheri // Sep 8, 2009 at 1:40 am

    The final episode, where it showed the whale trying to escape the harpoon ship, and then was killed, not by the harpoon but by several gun shots was very disturbing. Why can’t this be stopped by our Government? I do not understand why this is being allowed. Why isn’t there enough out cry to the President to stop these actions! It makes my heart bleed! I think what the Sea Shepard is doing is great, but why is it the only way or answer to stop this madness! I only hope there is a petition that all can sign to the President to stop this.
    Please tell me why the Sea Shepard is the only one fighting this war!!! Or is there more going on thats not known?

  • 42 Sheri // Sep 8, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Jeff, what the Sea Sheppard did to the Japanese is nothing compared to what the Japanese do to the Whales! Indangering the Japanese lives, as far as I am concerned, people like that should not be allowed to breath the same air!
    Henry, I agree with your statement: Is the Japanese actions truely illegal, or are they attacking them because they just don’t want them whaling. If the practice is legal, they need to fight to get the laws changed. If the practice is illegal they need to put more pressure on the agencies that have the capability of stopping them. I disagree w/ feeding their famalies!
    I truely agree, if the japanese are researching whales, they wouldn’t just keep the meat and throw the rest over board.

  • 43 danielle // Dec 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Everyone here who does not support The Sea Shepherd or any kind of animal rights activists are fucking heartless! I’m so sick of everyone saying that we need to worry about the people on this planet. Wake up! All kinds of animals all over the world are being brutally TORTURED for people’s own selfish, pointless fucking reasons. I would love to go and torture EVERYONE who commits these terrible acts on any kind of animal, but of course that’s frowned upon. Who gives a shit about people. They over populate this planet, destroying animals’ habitats. We the people will be Earth’s death.

  • 44 Irish // Dec 20, 2009 at 8:06 am

    A petition is in the making to Boycott Whale Wars,Had PW and his cyber s**t girlfriend Mia had not attacked me and using racial slurs agains’t those that actually supported him and made monetary donation while laughing at them behind their back while pocketing the $ then the petition would not be created,those of ye that defend him are blind,I was a long time supporter as my daughter was,ye can blame his Beloved (gack) Mia,she has been calling different races slurs and then goes and cry to Paul when they speak up for themselves,I would love to have just 5 minutes alone with her for wot she has been calling my daughter!

  • 45 MeMan // Mar 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    This show makes me want to kill whales. I laugh every time the Japanese kill a whale in front of these CLOWNS! Captain Watson is the biggest joke! I didn’t know throwing your own feces was considered a battle or a war. If that’s the case I saw the monkeys at war at the zoo.

  • 46 karen // Apr 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    How can I help?

  • 47 keylee@yahoo.com // May 29, 2010 at 12:05 am

    WOW!!! I am amazed at the stupidity of some people on here!! You a-holes should watch The Cove. Japan’s government feels that they can do what ever they like. If you feel that whales do not have the right to live in peace you are a waste of human life and may you never procreate!! And if you have I feel sorry for your children. Keep on doing what your doing Sea Shepard!!!

  • 48 nate // Jun 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Are you goons freaking serious? You need to read about this eco freak and what ELSE he stands for. He puts the lives of worms above humans, hes completely relentless in his pursuit of population control and ending killing any animals, but hes not above ramming and sinking commercial (legal) fishing vessels and causing further substantial environmental damage TO THE WHALES ECOSYSTEM!!!!

  • 49 Whale Dude // Jul 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    For all the morons who think the Japs are doing this for reseach…wake up assholes!!!

    Their quota was short by 33o whales. umm…yeah they are being affective.

    Reseach in a box? How do you do research on whales in a packaged box? One word…MONEY! That is what the japs are all about.

  • 50 David Detente // Oct 23, 2010 at 2:34 am

    The Sea Shepherds are heros and models for us all. Whales are verging on extinction, and whaling unnecessarilly is 100% illegal. The whalers use a legal loophole to get around the law, and their money-corrupted politicians & media support this. Saying that they need to kill thousands of whales for “Research” is a) totally absurd and b) totally unproven.

    Those saying otherwise on these comments are either ignorant, corrupt, irrational, or hacks paid to market the Whaler’s interests. Ignore them.

    The Shepherd’s tactics have been substantially successful so far. We need to increase that success by boycotting all Japanese goods, until they stop their illegal whaling; to finance the Shepherds; to promote them; and to buy more from all their sponsors, such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers & Sean Penn.

  • 51 Andre Kotze // Jan 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I totally supprt this guys’ cause and stand behind them in all of their endeavors. I feel very strong for their cause as it is also time that this Japanese learn that we are all responsible for wildlife conservation on this planet. It is only a shame that the rhino’s in South Africa lives in the bush and not the oceans!!

  • 52 cherry martini // Feb 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    It is not even about whales being extinct! this is about respect! its about defending those that cannot defend themselves! its about changing a path!! its about stopping the pain of an animal for the pleasure of others! Japanese culture? thats rubbish! we have been loosing our culture for more than 200 years! what the Japanese are doing is wrong and should be an important issue to governments around the world! and if they are not taking care of it, someone should stand up and do it!! Awesome job Sea Shepherds! You are heroes!!!

  • 53 MAX // May 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    max

  • 54 steve // Jun 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Hippy drama anti-captain ahabs groovy. When we all went down to seastock we were 10 flower child strong man!

  • 55 Sumeet // Jun 22, 2011 at 1:04 am

    SEA SHEPERD is doing a good job. Today i saw collision of STIEVE ERVIN with NISHIN MARU on Discovery channel and it was an accident.

  • 56 amit mhaisekar // Jul 4, 2011 at 4:25 am

    truely cap.watson is a hero. you can live without eating whale meat like thousands of poeple are living today.japnese are cowards to kill such helpless creatures and they call themselves as technically advanced.shame on them .their ships should be sunked in the antarctic

  • 57 Blazefire // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you Capt. Watson for careing.Humans will destroy every liveing thing on earth if it ment money in thier pocket.
    God speed Capt. Watson. Be safe.

  • 58 john // Sep 4, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Paul Watson is a man, full of shit and lies. If you support him, then i hope you know what you are doing. If you read the Bible you know you are not allowed to kill people, but the almighty God gave us everything on earth to eat, including all whales. So don´t play God. We love Animals, that include also all kind of whales. We are not interested to exterminate any thing on earth.
    If Paul really want to protect animals, why is hi not fighting against USA, Poland, Russia, and other strong countries who really pollute the earth with so many chemicals and nuclear waste.
    Instead of fighting us here in the Atlantic ?? We are not a tread to this animals. But for sure all counties who pollute are the enemy… Maybe Paul are paid to went focus on another direction.

  • 59 steve // Feb 27, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Can the Japanese please enlighten us all about the research they have conducted over many years, what have you learnt?, after all research is about development and understanding so Japan hust what have you learnt, share it with us all, cruel in WW2 so have you learnt anything?

  • 60 Billy Howerdel // Sep 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I once knew Mia-she is batshit crazy-and extremely elusive for some strange reason-I think for her its all a ego trip-and she swallow magic mushrooms like others take vitamins

  • 61 Chris // Jul 17, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Es ist wirklich Peinlich wie sich hier die meißten dummen Amis darüber aufregen, was Sea Shepherd leistet. Euch sollte man alle samt genau dort aussetzen wo gerade Delfine, Wale und all die anderen Tiere brutal abgeschlachtet werden. Vielleicht seht ihr dann ein, was abgeht. Aber ihr lacht ja über jeden und alles. Ich schäme mich mit euch die Erde teilen zu müssen! Wenn’s euch nicht kümmert, was diese Organisation tut, dann kümmert euch um eueren eigenen Scheiss, schaut Sponge Bob oder Laura The Explorer aber verschont uns mit eueren geistigen Dünnschiss Kommentaren..

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