Wasn't sure where to put this, so I've copied it from the Activist one.
I was sent an email asking me to sign a petition to stop the government in the Netherlands from banning Sea Shepherd from their seas. Of course, my first reaction was to sign, but as I read on I realised that Sea Shepherd had broken their signed agreement to act without violence. It seems that they have illegally initiated violence against the Japanese, who were whaling legally.
I don't know where this leaves me. I've asked my bf, an omni, and he says to petition (which I find ironic), but I can't justify supporting any violence, whether it's against humans or animals.
Basically, I disagree with both sides, but in general I am of course on the side of the anti-whalers. Should I petition anyway, even though I don't agree with their violent tactics?