Let's get this out of the way, shall we? I oppose Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean and my blood boils every time they try to pass it off as scientific "research," irrespective of how much the refusal of groups like Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd to allow the Japanese a face-saving compromise several years ago has helped to get us all to this sorry point.
But the arrogant sanctimony of Paul Watson and company, not to mention their predilection for dishonest publicity stunts, (like Watson pretending he had been shot at by the Japanese the other year - something you'd have to have been particularly naive and gullible to fall for, you know, like most of the Australian media ), does get on my goat.
Why weren't these wankers in China trying to save the Baiji (Yangtze River Dolphin) from what now appears to be its extinction?
When was the last time you heard anybody from Greenpeace or Sea Shepherd say anything about the Baiji?
Or any of the other critically endangered river dolphins in Asia?
But river dolphins of course don't make for exciting money making film footage that gets people to open their wallets.
But Leah Cim focuses on something else in a humorous way - Sea Shepherd's apparent habit of referring to whales as their "clients."
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