Sunday, August 16, 2009

Whale Wars - What Nightmares Are Made Of

I have been watching Whale Wars this season - and this last Friday I saw the "What Nightmares are Made of" - very disturbing and sad episode, essentially recording the slaughter of three whales and the 25min process of actually killing them with multiple rifle shots (aside from the massive harpoon blow).

During this episode the Sea Shepherds seemed pretty helpless, and I kept asking myself why the small boats were not launched - the seas were calm, and they have the speed to interrupt the whalers.

I do not mean to criticize in anyway - this is an honest question. There is enough debate about Sea Shepard on other forums - please use this one just to answer the questions above.

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