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NOTICE TO THE VIEWERS UP FRONT - I KNOW THIS IS A CONTROVERSIAL, DIVISIVE ISSUE!!!! Please know up front that I understand this.
While I am VERY FAR from a bleeding-heart liberal, and I do not condone some of the Sea Shepherd's eco-terrorist activities, this video really upset me. The Nishin Maru and the Yushin Maru harpoon vessels are killing these whales for "research," or so they claim. I think if they're going to kill them for profit, then they should just come right out and say it. Don't pretend you're doing some "scientific research" after you kill these animals this way. The area these whales are killed in is considered an international whale sanctuary.
I know I'm going to get some backlash from the viewers of this video because I don't think it's right, but go ahead and criticize. Yes, I know the killing of cows, chickens, pigs, etc. is equally as brutal, but whales are not "farmed" as mammals to provide human sustenance.
Like I said, I DO NOT CONDONE most of the Sea Shepherd's eco-terror activities, but I equally do not condone the brutality of this killing. Especially if you have to shoot them with rifles to make sure they die after you've harpooned them.
IF THE JAPANESE ARE KILLING THEM FOR PROFIT, THEN SAY SO AND QUIT WAVING AROUND THE SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - SAY WHAT YOU'RE DOING; YOU'RE KILLING THEM FOR PROFIT. And to label the Nishin Maru and the harpoon vessels as "research" vessels is just balatantly dishonest.
In: Other, Other
Tags: Whale Wars, Nishin Maru, Yushin Maru, Harpoons, Whaling, Killing, Brutality, Eco-Terrorism, Research, Japan, Japanese, Steve Irwin, Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd, Research, Slaughter
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