Sea Shepherd News
A documentary about a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. From the genesis of Greenpeace to the sinking of a pirate whaling ship off Portugal, and from clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos to Watson's recent headline-grabbing battles with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica, ECO-PIRATE chronicles the extraordinary life of the most controversial figure in the environmental movement.
Commentary by Captain Paul Watson
After the horrific tragedy of March 11th, hundreds of thousands of Japanese people had their lives permanently altered by the triple blow of the earthquake, the tsunami, and the nuclear horror of Fukushima.
People from around the world responded generously and millions of dollars poured into Japan to help the many families who lost their children, parents, homes, and worldly possessions.
Another Week of Mass Murder in the Cove
Report by Cove Guardians Leader Rosie Kunneke
Last week I reported about the pod of 17 false killer whales that were captured by the dolphin killers of Taiji. For three days after their capture, we watched the dolphin killers bring in various groups of buyers who were interested in buying a false willer whale for their respective (dolphin)arium. On Tuesday, October 11, we were met by a horrible site when we arrived at the harbor at 5:20 a.m. as usual. The dolphin killers were busy capturing some of the captive false killer whales and tying them onto the side of the skiffs. In the limited spotlight, we observed them taking two of the whales at a time, around the corner to the killing cove. Under the cover of darkness that morning, seven beautiful false killer whales were brutally murdered. While half the dolphin killers were killing these majestic mammals, the other half left the harbor to go hunting with the first rays of sunlight. We saw them chase a pod for a while but luckily, this pod outsmarted the killers and escaped a brutal death or a cruel lifetime of captivity.
Sixteen year old solo-sailor Laura Dekker, currently on a quest to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe, has appealed to the Japanese Government to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean.