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#1 Old 11-14-2008, 10:05 PM
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I am so addicted to this show!!! Has anyone else been watching? The people fighting against the Japanese whalers are so incredibly brave. Plus, I've learned so much about the whole whaling industry in only two episodes of the show....such interesting (and disturbing) stuff. Their ships are labled "RESEARCH" to try and fool people about what they're really doing??? Come on....
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#2 Old 11-16-2008, 08:03 AM
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I've watched it. These people are true heroes. I thought the same as you when I saw the "research" ships. Who do these creeps think they're fooling?

I caught myself cheering for the good guys when they climbed aboard the bad guy's ship!
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Its an awesome show, i quite enjoy it.



the things they do are pretty insane.



its too bad there has to be so many politics involved between the "good guys" though as well. its a bit dissapointing they all can't just get along and fight together, but i guess there is some degree of politics in everything.
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Thats because Greenpeace are a bunch of sissys....this year (actually this month the Japanese whalers just left port) Sea Shepherd will not only be out their facing a gun boat protecting the whalers, they will be out there alone. Why? Because Greenpeace heard about the Japanese gun boat escort and decided not to get involved!



The world became a better place when they (Greenpeace) voted Captain Paul Watson out!!!
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Thats because Greenpeace are a bunch of sissys....this year (actually this month the Japanese whalers just left port) Sea Shepherd will not only be out their facing a gun boat protecting the whalers, they will be out there alone. Why? Because Greenpeace heard about the Japanese gun boat escort and decided not to get involved!



The world became a better place when they (Greenpeace) voted Captain Paul Watson out!!!



This is crazy! How can they call themselves Greenpeace if they won't even stand up for what they believe in?



This is a great show, although I've only seen two episodes. =[
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This is crazy! How can they call themselves Greenpeace if they won't even stand up for what they believe in?



This is a great show, although I've only seen two episodes. =[



You haven't missed anything, the third episode premiers Friday night.
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I have'nt seen the first episode, but I saw the second episode a few nights ago, and I am hooked on the show. I, too, was cheering for the good guys when they climbed aboard the whaling ship. I love this show.
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HB and I tivo it but I fall asleep everytime we watch it. I'm constantly thinking to myself while watching it if the crew is veg or not and I assume they're not which makes me wonder how people can care so much about one group of animals and completely dismiss another. Makes me sad I do think they are quite brave and are fighting for a wonderful cause though
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HB and I tivo it but I fall asleep everytime we watch it. I'm constantly thinking to myself while watching it if the crew is veg or not and I assume they're not which makes me wonder how people can care so much about one group of animals and completely dismiss another. Makes me sad I do think they are quite brave and are fighting for a wonderful cause though



they keep a veg*n (i think vegan) ship.



plus on their website in their wishlist area all of the food they ask for is vegan, too.
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yes the Steve Irwin and I believe all Sea Shepherd ships are totally vegan ships.



On the mission that leaves Port December 1 ( I believe) actress Daryl Hannah will be on board, I think a 2nd season may be in the works.
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I'm constantly thinking to myself while watching it if the crew is veg or not and I assume they're not which makes me wonder how people can care so much about one group of animals and completely dismiss another. Makes me sad I do think they are quite brave and are fighting for a wonderful cause though



I usually think about that kind of thing too, but:



Captain Watson himself says they keep a vegan ship. He's a believer in animal rights, as are many if not all of the people on the ship. As an org, they're not just people who admire whales.



Unfortunately, Greenpeace does not even keep vegetarian on their ships, last time I checked. A few years ago I toured one of their ships and asked, and they said there were meat eaters on the ship, and they eat it there. I understood from that conversation that other animals are not their issue, they're not an AR org. But, well, they do some good work too, but I think they pale in comparison to the Sea Shepherd.

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#12 Old 11-29-2008, 12:37 AM
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I love Whale Wars. Im watching it now! If I could stand being around the same people all the time for what, like a year? Id be down. But Id be driven crazy within a month. Im too claustrophobic.



Id die for the whales, would you?

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I want to watch that show and support it, but I get all depressed when I see animals being killed. & I'm glad that they are vegan ship. My husband is korean (japanese mixed in), and he wants to watch this cuz koreans hate japanese, lol, plus he thinks they are brave good people, he's not veg (eat eats seafood), but he is an animal lover.

I read on yahoo (I hate yahoo thou) that to some people this is wrong, and that it's "eco-terrorism" XD lol, r u kidding me!
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I love the sea shepherds, and whale wars, and marine animals
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Great show!
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Agree awesome show...have only seen one eppy...but it rocked!!



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This is my favorite new show of the season. Last night I watched all five episodes, in a row on on demand. I've learned a lot about the whaling industry. The thing that blew my mind was the fact that while they butcher whales, the whalers actually have crewmembers stand around holding up signs with slogans (in English) justifying whaling.



Ever notice how many "anonymous tips" they get? I think there are some sympathetic folks on the Greenpeace ships. Either that, or a whaler is having second thoughts!

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I watched this week's episode last night. When trying to decided whether to stay on the ship or not, one guy was making a list of pros vs cons - and on cons it said "another month of vegan fare"



Seriously. You're willing to put your life on the line to save whales but don't seem to care about the rights of other animals? To the point where eating vegan food is a CON?



Sorry that kind of ticked me off
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yeah if you look closely at the back of one of the japanese ships you'll see a website.I went to it and wow they are dumb!Plus I went on youtube and was watching stuff about what other people thought of the show and I got into alot of arguments with people.People that argue about the fact of killing an innocent animal or not is the reason why it is still going on.It makes me very mad.
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I'm not really surprised that some people are angry about this show or are calling the group eco-terrorists. They are trying to disrupt a very profitable animal slaughter industry. To consumptive-use interests, that's a big threat. I'm sure various animal-industry groups are already trying to convince Animal Planet to cancel the series. Hopefully, the strong ratings and many fans/supporters will be more convincing.



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Is it safe to click this link? Or does it have images of whaling?



If it's just whales being whales without all the blood and torture, I'd be happy to watch it!
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It's footage of whales in their natural habitat, set to the 1975 classic anti-whaling song, "Wind on the Water" by Crosby and Nash. There is one brief image of whaling at the very end. If you don't wish to see it, just pause the video when the screen with text comes up.

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It's footage of whales in their natural habitat, set to the 1975 classic anti-whaling song, "Wind on the Water" by Crosby and Nash. There is one brief image of whaling at the very end. If you don't wish to see it, just pause the video when the screen with text comes up.



Oh thanks



Though it's saying the video is no longer available when I try to view it
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I'm watching this show now and I have to say ...



They're not organized or disciplined enough and they're going to get one (or more) of their volunteers killed in some stupid accident. It's one thing to die while you're actually running interference between the whales and the whalers. But it would be a damn shame if Paul W's ego and his total lack of a proper chain of command and crew willing to follow that chain of command got someone hurt for no reason.

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they're going to get one (or more) of their volunteers killed in some stupid accident.



It's never happened in the many years they've been active.



Their strategy is direct confrontation. The situation they're in is chaotic by definition. They must be doing something right to have had great success, and no injuries and certainly no death.

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It's never happened in the many years they've been active.



Their strategy is direct confrontation. The situation they're in is chaotic by definition. They must be doing something right to have had great success, and no injuries and certainly no death.



I could not agree more. And given the chance would gladly serve under Captain Watsons command!
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the cause is good but i dont agree with watsons methods. hes no hero to me. i find it difficult to look up to or support people who are willing to resort to violence or put peoples lives at risk.
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I could not agree more. And given the chance would gladly serve under Captain Watsons command!

Same here. People who accuse him of being "violent" are beyond the pale.

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They must be doing something right to have had great success, and no injuries and certainly no death.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_W..._and_criticism



Oh, and I generally dislike the idea of hurting other people to get the message along.

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Oh, and I generally dislike the idea of hurting other people to get the message along.

If you think all that Watson is trying to do is "get a message across", then you don't really know much.

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