Skip to comments.Anti-sealing activists to appear in court ( Sea Shepherd )
Posted on 04/13/2008 9:40:19 AM PDT by george76
The captain and first officer of the anti-sealing ship the Farley Mowat were due to appear in court in Sydney, N.S., on Sunday, a day after their arrest off the west coast of Newfoundland.
They have been charged with interfering with the seal hunt after a confrontation with a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker two weeks ago.
Their vessel was boarded and seized Saturday in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by RCMP officers, working with officials from the federal Fisheries Department and the coast guard...
Paul Watson of the international group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which owns the vessel, said its seizure and the arrests amount to an "act of war" because the ship is registered in the Netherlands and was in international waters.
However, Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn said the arrests were made within Canadian waters...
Hearn said the ship's crew failed to comply with warnings and continued to violate marine and fisheries regulations.
"The government of Canada has taken action to protect the safety and livelihoods of Canadian sealers by boarding and seizing the Farley Mowat to arrest its captain and chief officer for alleged violations of Canada's marine mammal regulations," ...
The minister said officers boarded the anti-sealing vessel after the ship ignored orders to go to port.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...
the Sea Shepperd Conservation Society Terrorists
-They have admittedly (and proudly) destroyed whaling vessels of other nations.
-They have rammed fishing ships and whaling ships with their own vessels to destroy equipment.
-They have thrown glass bottles of butyric acid at the crews of whaling vessels from their ship.
The Sea Shepperd Conservation Society has used violent and destructive means, as a way to stop activities to which they object, threatening the livelihood and possibly the lives of the people who perform said activities
They are terrorists, and violent criminals.
Sea Shepherd endorses a deliberate policy of sinking or sabotaging vessels
I agree with Lurker.
High time. In another time, these marauders would have been hanged as pirates. Running under the false colors of nobility doesn’t change the reality.
1993: Sea Shepherd concludes that the organisation has sunk 8 ships and rammed and damaged a further 6.
How ships are treated should depend less on where they are registered and more on what flag they fly at sea.
Just use a culturally appropriate organic, natural hemp rope.
Give them a chance to surrender first. Fire a warning shot into their bridge.
Wearing a long bowie knife and carrying AK-47s on board, he threatens to ram any ship that wont give in to his demands. Watson was a founder of Greenpeace, but the group banished him in 1977 in disapproval of his violent tactics.
It would have been preferable to sink them and treat any survivors as pirates but at least the Canadian Coast Guard did do something though the captain and first officer will probably walk.
Some people just need killin! (just kiddin, maybe).
That whole group will burn.
I watched a news article a few years ago where this man actually rammed a Japanese whaler and scraped her side the length of the ship. I wondered at that time why the Japanese captain didn’t order his men to shoot at these criminals. Maybe Japan took all their guns away like America is trying to do. They interviewed Watson and he is one arrogant, self righteous SOB.
Not just scraped other ships, but also they have sunk ships.
The Japanese should have sunk that POS.
And beating to death a million seals, a fifth of the seal population, at a remote area of the world in three years does not terrorize the seals? What possible threat are the seals to man? Man kills them not for survival but for pleasure. Some faggot will make a lot of money designing fashion furs. Some society bitch will fawn all over her pelt garments. Somehow, I think Watson may not be a terrorist, but a freedom fighter.
It's interesting you provide the wikipedia link, but ignore citation in the link supporting Watson. For example one citation says Costa Rican prosecutors dropped charges against Watson [after they saw the films of the fishermen ILLEGALLY finning sharks}.
I'm sure the hunters will start screaming about depriving them of their rights. I don't see any right listed in the Constitution to kill animals for pleasure. The moralists will come out and tell me I am a hypocrite for eating cows. Cows are prey food. They need to be eaten to prevent them from eating all the vegetation. Seals are predators. They are on our side.
Equating Watson to a terrorists is a stretch. We are a war with Islamic terrorists who daily cut off heads or bomb to kill people. Who has Watson killed? Has he hid from his actions? Is he asking you to eat veggie burgers or else he will ruin you? I think the commercial slaughter of seals and whales using modern technology is a rotten aspect of man. It's at the same level as African poachers who kill Gorillas or the savage Muslims who torture an ancient [ENDANGERED] sea turtle before slitting it's throat. If tradition is so important to the Japanese, Aleuts, and the like, make them use the flimsy weapons and boats their ancestors used. At least give the animals a sporting chance and make the hunter take the traditional risks.
Your blood lust has you confused about terrorism.
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