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    Sea Shepherd ready to clash with Japanese whalers

    Sea Shepherd ready to clash with Japanese whalers


    The Australian Government is calling for restraint as Japanese whalers and protesters prepare for a confrontation in the Southern Ocean.

    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti-whaling group that call themselves the pirates of the sea, are not afraid of meeting the Japanese coast guard in Antarctica.

    Environmental groups are expecting the Japanese will send a coast guard ship to protect the whaling fleet from protesters this summer.

    But Greenpeace has decided not to send its protest ships down to Antarctica this time.
    Sea Shepherd activists have rammed Japanese whaling ships, thrown butyric acid onto their decks and even jumped on board.

    Then last summer, Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson, says someone aboard a Japanese whaling ship shot him.

    Mr Watson has a video of a bullet lodged in his bullet-proof vest, but the Japanese whalers say no-one took a shot at the activist.

    Last summer, Japan sent coast guard officers down on its whaling ships. This year Greenpeace believes the Japanese will be sending a coast guard ship to protect its whaling fleet.

    Steve Shallhorn is the chief executive of Greenpeace Australia-Pacific.

    "It was reported in a Japan fisheries magazine some weeks ago that the equivalent of $8 million has been allocated to the Japanese coast guard to protect the fleet," he said.
    "So, we made the assumption that that amount of money will be used to send a vessel down there."

    Japan will not say if it is sending the coast guard down to Antarctica, but Sea Shepherd will sail out of Brisbane next month for what it calls an aggressive but non-violent confrontation with the Japanese whaling fleet.

    Mr Watson says he is also ready to confront the Japanese coast guard.
    "We're concerned of course. But I don't care if they send the whole Japanese Navy down there; we're not going to be intimidated from going down there. We have no intention of retreating from them," he said.
    "We've cost them their profits for last three years and we're going to continue to do that. We've had over the last 30 years a lot of confrontations, including confrontations with the Soviet and Norwegian Navies, who've fired on us. So, I'm not too concerned about them."

    Greenpeace backs out

    As the Sea Shepherd society prepares for an escalation with the Japanese, Mr Shallhorn has announced Greenpeace will not be going back down to Antarctica this summer.
    "Greenpeace has been down in the Southern Ocean for the past three years, so we've taken the decision over the last couple of weeks that really what we need to do is focus on the campaign inside Japan," he said.
    "It's only because there's not enough opposition inside Japan that the fleet goes down to the Southern Ocean every year. And that's where we believe the decisive battle is going to be fought."

    Mr Watson says Greenpeace have scared off the Japanese coast guard.
    "Shame on them. I mean, they've been collecting money for the last 10 months to go down there and that's millions of dollars they've collected," he said.
    "You know, we're not even able to come to close to fundraising at that scale, and they're not going down. Of course, the announcement coincided with the announcement by Japan they're going to send a gun boat. So, maybe they're frightened; I don't know."

    But Mr Shallhorn disagrees. He thinks the Sea Shepherd society is taking a risk.
    "I think any time you do a direct action at sea is a certain amount of risk, that's obvious," he said.

    With all this talk of risky behaviour, the Government wants both the Japanese and the activists to act with restraint.

    A spokesman from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says Japan will not be breaking the law if it sends the coast guard down to Antarctica.

    But the Australian Government still has not found out if the coast guard is going to be protecting the Japanese whaling fleet.

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    Sea Shepherd Rammed by Canada Coast-Guard




    Whale Wars - Flashbang Grenade Attack


    Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crew are involved in a flashbang grenade attack while confronting a whale research vessel.


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    there is supposed to be warehouses full of frozen whale in Japan , apparently they are taking more than they consume ....................

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    There is supposed to be a place in Nevada called area 51 where Americans keep space aliens, don't believe that either

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    I'm suspiscious of Greenpeace and the SSS. Greenpeace, whom have gathered a reputation of this and that, tend to practice and are saturated in the same issues that they disapprove and disavow. Very common practice for these contemporary "green" groups that call on activism at every level. But don't live nor practice their dogma....

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    A good anology is my mate has a pie shop, he has loads of fresh pies for sale, he also holds stocks in his freezer.

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    would he have opened the shop if he was looking at a declining customer base ?

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    I don't think he put that much thought into it, it was more on a wing and a prayer

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    like most ...........

    point is that they are wasting a resource out of pure bloody mindedness , it's more about showing the local yokels that they are the masters and can thumb their noses at the west than actually feeding the population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    there is supposed to be warehouses full of frozen whale in Japan , apparently they are taking more than they consume
    Au. and NZ do the same with sheep and beef, as well as the USA, so what do you think freezers are for?

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    A good anology is my mate has a pie shop, he has loads of fresh pies for sale, he also holds stocks in his freezer.
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    Mr Watson has a video of a bullet lodged in his bullet-proof vest, but the Japanese whalers say no-one took a shot at the activist.
    To Bad they didn't find the bullet in his fucking head,
    stupid cocksucker goes down there and fucks around and does a lot of dangerous shit with his reckless operation of a ship at sea,, dirty bastard, I sure hope someone does kill that prick this year.

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    so what do you think freezers are for?
    food that people ARE eating would be a good start ..............

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    Where are you from??
    The use of freezers is not for the food you are eating, They are for the food that you store ahead during good times so you have something to eat during the lean times.
    Ya know in Alaska we used to shoot a couple of moose, a couple of Cariboo when it was getting cold so they would freeze for our use during winter, and smoke up a bunch of salmon for later use because that way they are better eating than frozen, and dry a hell of a bunch of em for us and the the dogs to eat during winter, you do not go to the store on a 2 times daily like a Thai and only have in your larder what you will eat today, You go shopping once a year and store the stuff you don't eat today.

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    read the links occasionally and you'll not be jumping in 1/2 arsed .

    people are not eating whale it's not required for food .

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    ^ My experience tells me otherwise.

    Why is nobody up in arms over the Norwegians who have told the Intl Whaling Commission to go fcuk themselves, they'll take as much as they want ... ?

    The Japs catch a few (dozen) and everyone's shitting all over themselves.

    A tempest in a teapot if you ask me. Only a matter of time before the Greenpiece (intended) idiots do something really stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    ^ My experience tells me otherwise.

    Why is nobody up in arms over the Norwegians who have told the Intl Whaling Commission to go fcuk themselves, they'll take as much as they want ... ?

    The Japs catch a few (dozen) and everyone's shitting all over themselves.

    A tempest in a teapot if you ask me. Only a matter of time before the Greenpiece (intended) idiots do something really stupid.
    Why, you ask Tex? Because the Norwegians are European {the good race} and the Japanese are...err..."them", you know - the Yellow Peril? Greenfreak, which is Eurocentrically based tends to overlooked what the developed and good civilizations do. This is usually the SOP with all those other "human rights" outfits that never see the worst in the West.

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    the Yellow Peril
    Eurocentrically based
    good civilizations
    I've suggested nothing of the sort. Are you on medication?

    I'm merely curious why Japan gets so much attention, for a relatively small haul and little is mentioned or written about Norwegia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    the Yellow Peril
    Eurocentrically based
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    I've suggested nothing of the sort. Are you on medication?

    I'm merely curious why Japan gets so much attention, for a relatively small haul and little is mentioned or written about Norwegia.
    In your European world, it gets a lot of attention. Eurocentric-based info and stimulation. Wonder if it's getting much attention in Japan? Or Pakistan? or Madagascar? They invented what should be important to you. They also manufacture you're general stimulation. KAPEESH!?! You're only conscious about such things because they want it that way. You really can't figure out why Greenpeace doesn't pursue or report the same sorid whaling practice that takes place by Norwegians...?? And then the kin-like press that maintains a similiar promotion?? You wonder if I'm on medication? I wonder if you are that thick.

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    I'm merely curious why Japan gets so much attention
    because it's nothing but commercial whaling carried out under the guise of scientific research , in plain words ,

    they are lying .


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    Takashi M.
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    I've eaten it three times. It's not so delicious. I don't think many people like it. I don't know why it's still whaled, but one reason is tradition. Other countries don't have a right to say Japan can't hunt them.

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    When I was little I had it a lot in school. My mother never cooked it when I was young, so it's just not something I would think of eating. Maybe she didn't like it, but also it's hard to find in stores.

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    I've never had it, but I'm a bit suspicious of strong anti-whaling views, as I'm not sure many species are actually endangered. It seems hypocritical; it's not more wrong to kill whales than other animals.

    M. Taraka
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    I have never eaten whale meat, and I don't want to eat it either. I don't agree with whaling, which many people think is strange coming from a Japanese person.

    Japanese weigh in on whale meat consumption | Paintball Craze - Your A to Z in Anything


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    '06

    Japan's inventory of whale meat, a byproduct of research whaling, has doubled in the past decade, it was learned Saturday.

    a byproduct of research whaling ...............

    Whale meat inventory up amid sluggish consumption | The Japan Times Online


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    WHALE meat has been sold as dog food in Japan and there is a push now to encourage children to consume it to help reduce stockpiles.

    Whale meat used for dog food | The Australian
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    I think there should be a concerted international effort to exterminate Wales.
    They don't do anything except eat seaweed all day and make loud undecipherable noises.
    They have also been known to swallow seaman .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    ^ My experience tells me otherwise.

    Why is nobody up in arms over the Norwegians who have told the Intl Whaling Commission to go fcuk themselves, they'll take as much as they want ... ?

    The Japs catch a few (dozen) and everyone's shitting all over themselves.

    A tempest in a teapot if you ask me. Only a matter of time before the Greenpiece (intended) idiots do something really stupid.
    Why, you ask Tex? Because the Norwegians are European {the good race} and the Japanese are...err..."them", you know - the Yellow Peril? Greenfreak, which is Eurocentrically based tends to overlooked what the developed and good civilizations do. This is usually the SOP with all those other "human rights" outfits that never see the worst in the West.

    If Watson come to Norway, he possibly wont be able to leave the country alive! MED, it was the whale meat that feed the Norwegian people after the 2nd WW. It has nothing to do with that we are "the good race" We are only 4.5mill. so if killing a few whales was such a crime, I think the EU or the world would se it end. But remember, this is not "Mooby Dick" or what the fairy-tale whale is called, its FOOD!!

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    MED, it was the whale meat that feed the Norwegian people after the 2nd WW.
    no probs with that BUT killing MORE than is needed and feeding it to dogs is a whole nother story .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    I think there should be a concerted international effort to exterminate Wales.
    They don't do anything except eat seaweed all day and make loud undecipherable noises.
    They have also been known to swallow seaman .
    One of us (me) is a bit confused here


    First of all do you mean Wales or Whales? or even Japan ?


    Eat seaweed - Whales- No
    Japan - Yes
    Wales -- Yes ( laver bread)


    Make loud undecipherable noises
    Whales--Yes
    Japan -- Yes (Karaoke)
    Wales --Yes ( Male voice choirs)


    Swallow seamen (sp?)
    Whales- Yes (one recorded incident of a religious activist 2000 years ago)
    Japan --Yes (Renowned for their fixation with Bukkake)
    Wales-- ???? cant find anything in Google and have no experience with the natives of that area.



    On the basis of the 3 definite Yes answers that Japan has collected, are we to assume you are suggesting that the international community declares war on Japan ??


    Please clarify



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    read the links occasionally and you'll not be jumping in 1/2 arsed . people are not eating whale it's not required for food .
    I think you are basically a Racist and are only interested in pasting shit you seem to search the web to find.

    Eskimos, and most Pacific Northwest Indians and Aleuts also eat it and want to hunt them for a winter food supply but if allowed to hunt even one then the do gooder pricks like you get in the way and prevent them from coming into hand harpoon range of one.

    Once a staple of school lunches, the subsequent decline in quantities of whale meat has raised the average wholesale price to 2,000 yen (18 dollars) a kilogram.
    New Japanese firm to market whale meat as healthy food
    Whale Meat Prices Double | The Marmot's Hole

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