Australian foreign minister Stephen Smith condemned Sea Shepherd's actions for potentially causing injury The International Whaling Commission issued a statement on March 8, 2008 that "called upon the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to refrain from dangerous actions that jeopardise safety at sea, and on vessels and crews concerned to exercise restraint." The statement also reiterated earlier IWC resolutions from May and July 2007 that read in part, "The commission and its contracting governments do not condone and in fact condemn any actions that are a risk to human life and property in relation to the activities of vessels at sea." On March 17, 2008 Paul Watson claimed that he was shot by the Japanese crew or coast guard personnel during the campaign.Wir verwenden Cookies, um Inhalte zu personalisieren, Werbeanzeigen maßzuschneidern und zu messen sowie die Sicherheit unserer Nutzer zu erhöhen.See full summary » "Eco-Pirate" tells the story of a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans.The film follows professional radical ecologist, Captain Paul Watson as he repeatedly flouts the law, ...Wenn du auf unsere Webseite klickst oder hier navigierst, stimmst du der Erfassung von Informationen durch Cookies auf und außerhalb von Facebook zu.
See full summary » A documentary on Paul Watson, who takes the law into his own hands on the open seas, confronting, by any nonviolent means necessary, the hunters who indiscriminately slaughter whales, seals...
PETER HAMMERSTEDT: We're going straight down from Melbourne, Australia.
We'll go down pretty much due south until we reach the ice off the Antarctic coast, at which point, we'll start looking for the Japanese whalers. And we've got enough fuel that as soon as we find the whalers we'll be able to keep up with them for several weeks. This will be my fifth holiday season that I'll be spending away from my family.
Sea Shepherd has been both criticized and praised for tactics of direct action sabotage which include throwing stink bombs of butyric acid, as well as ramming, boarding, and otherwise attempting to disable the Japanese vessels.
The program premiered on November 7, 2008, on the Animal Planet cable channel and follows events on the vessel MY Steve Irwin as the group attempts to deter the hunting of Minke, Humpback and Fin whales in the Southern Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and North Atlantic.