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Old 13th Dec 2008, 10:48
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Sea Shepherd - Australian customs are lying

Head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Paul Watson said...

Mr Watson said this year he wanted bullet-proof vests for all his crew, but customs officials and the Queensland Police stopped him from bringing the goods into Australia.

...a spokeswoman for Australian Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus said seven of the vests were seized from Sea Shepherd earlier this year, and they would be handed back when the ship left. "It is wrong for Mr Watson to claim he is being prevented from using them," she said.

Sea Shepherd targets Australian &squo;bullies&squo; | Herald Sun

Meanwhile, back in Canada -

Government of Canada Calls for Removal of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society President Paul Watson


OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2008) - Comments made by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) President Paul Watson regarding the humane harvest by Inuit hunters of narwhals trapped in ice near Pond Inlet, Nunavut, have crossed the line beyond reasonable dissent.

The offensive commentary written by Mr. Watson equates this humane harvest with the killing of civilians during the Vietnam war. It represents an invective against Inuit that has nothing to do with conservationist principles. These deeply hurtful remarks reveal an extremism that is unacceptable in our society, and we call for an immediate apology and retraction of these comments. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society should as well immediately remove Mr. Watson as their president.

The Inuit people are closely connected to their environment and have been for centuries, and will continue to practice their great culture. Inuit strongly believe animals should be respected and should never suffer as in this case. Mr. Watson's comments demonstrate a deep ignorance of Inuit society, and seek to demonize their culture and traditions. His extreme comments discredit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which he represents. These comments are deeply offensive to Inuit, and to all Canadians.

The irresponsible comments made by Paul Watson are proof that Mr. Watson's leadership as president of a conservationist movement should end immediately.

Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health.

Government of Canada Calls for Removal of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society President Paul Watson
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 11:23
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Met Mr. Watson at our credit union once upon a time. A gentleman. True to the cause and may be a bit passionate to an extreme in some cases.

He speaks for those who cannot talk.

Leave him alone, let them do their thing.
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 10:26
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He speaks for those who cannot talk
What...the Inuit ? ...apparently Paul Watson thinks the Inuit were "born stupid".
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 11:04
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I've been watching his show, "Whale Wars" in the US lately, he is a sad, sad man.

I'm all about conservation (disclaimer: as most hunters are), and not shy for extreme action, and get a kick out of his harassing the Japanese fishing fleets (part the reason South Africa spent several billion dollars on a new Navy, although maybe they should have followed Somalia's choice - but that's another thread ), but he is a bit bloody bonkers, and a terrible seaman.

Just don't mention to the boys & girls on Rotorheads what he does with a 300 in the Antarctic Ocean... they'd have a panic attack!!
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 12:48
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Mr. Watson a gentleman? A liar is more like it. As one who crewed in the early 70'ies onboard the MV Bris, the ship on which "Captain" Watson claim to have received his seaman's education and endured harrowing storms, I would very much like to lay hands on that fat pretender.
The MV Bris is mentioned in his biography on the Sea Shepherd home site, what is not mentioned at all is where he got his four gold stripes and "Captain" title from? I presume he "earned" them.
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 14:16
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"....part the reason South Africa spent several billion dollars on a new Navy..."

South Africa's conservation needs could have been easily taken care of by a dozen good coastal patrol vessels so that wasn't the reason.

Instead, the Europeans promised our eminently corruptible politicians lots of dosh under the carpet if they would buy a trio of clapped out U-boats and 4 corvettes that no-one else wanted for a vastly inflated price. This despite the fact that we had no submariners left and only about a dozen more or less able seamen.

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Old 15th Dec 2008, 23:01
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The Inuit people are closely connected to their environment and have been for centuries, and will continue to practice their great culture.
Clever people, these Inuits. Blasting whales in the brain with shot guns is now humane and a great "culture". They're even more cleverer for having shot guns for "centuries".
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 01:01
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Clever people, these Inuits. Blasting whales in the brain with shot guns is now humane and a great "culture". They're even more cleverer for having shot guns for "centuries".
kotoyebe, is your problem with the Inuit food, or the tools used to get the food ?
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 22:26
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Watson's at it again - laying crap on the people who have just had him as a guest...

Via Watson; "I think that (the Tasmainian) wildlife services for the most part is a pain in the rear," Capt. Watson said.

"They just look on it (the whale rescue) as another inconvenience or a nuisance they have to deal with"



DPIW spokesman Warwick Brennan said that Capt. Watson's comments were disappointing.

"Anyone who's worked with the staff from PWS and our Marine Conservation branch know that they are incredibly dedicated," he said.

"They've undertaken some incredibly successful rescues, including some of the first of sperm whales on Flinders Island and at Strahan, and only recently we saw the successful rescue of some long-finned pilot whales which they also put trackers on to highlight that the rescued whales are viable once we get them back out."

Full article - Whale rescue spat - Steve Irwin crew criticises efforts of State authorities - Local News - News - Environmental issues - The Examiner Newspaper


I wonder if Watson will ever be let back into Australia ?
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"Sea Shepherd said today two crew on board the Steve Irwin protest ship suffered minor injuries in a clash with Japanese whalers that occurred about 5am today" Japanese whalers and Sea Shepherd 'pirate' protesters clash in Southern Ocean | The Australian

I can see why Greenpeace dont want this clown back

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Old 2nd Feb 2009, 12:01
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Old 2nd Feb 2009, 14:49
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Save a whale. Harpoon Paul Watson.
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Old 2nd Feb 2009, 21:30
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I guess the Japanese, via their whaling research, have proven that the whale is a sustainable food source.

methinks it wont be long until we're going to need all the food resources we can find...

The stark assessment is contained in a new report, Food Futures: Rethinking UK Strategy

What we had thought of as abundant food supply is anything but. Western societies, in particular, have tended to take their food supply for granted...

An increasing focus on food security comes as international demand for meat, crops and dairy products inflates prices...

Rapidly increasing demand from countries such as China, the increased cost of fuel, a rising world population and falling yields have...

Britain 'must revive farms' to avoid grave food crisis | Environment | The Observer
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Cannibalism would kill 2 birds with one stone. I vote we start with the "Binghi Burger"
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Old 3rd Feb 2009, 11:26
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I vote we start with the "Binghi Burger"
kotoyebe, take it up with McDonald's ... it just might replace the Big Mac
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Old 6th Jan 2010, 06:49
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This might get a little interesting...

Whaling | Whalers | Japan | Sea Shepherd | Antarctic | Sunk

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Old 6th Jan 2010, 07:01
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Old 6th Jan 2010, 07:15
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Seems they got what they deserved. I don't agree with whaling, I think its pointless, wouldn't eat the flesh myself, did as a child, ( 1949-1950 )
Didn't like it.
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Old 6th Jan 2010, 07:19
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