Monday, October 3, 2011

Pirate with a cause

The Sun magazine is, in their own words, an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for more than thirty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human.

Each month they have a fairly extensive interview with someone. These vary quite a lot but are often include people who could be broadly categorized as environmentalists.

Anyway, this month the interview is with Paul Watson, the founder of Sea Shepherd, who believes in taking direct action to save marine wildlife.

In the most recent whaling season Sea Shepherd was able to obstruct the Japanese whalers even further. After taking less than 10 percent of its expected catch, the entire fleet was recalled by the Japanese government, ending the hunt for that year and possibly for the foreseeable future.


Minh Tran said...

I am a huge fan of this show.

We all make our contributions to preserve the environment and all its inhabitants one way or another.

But it's very inspiring to see people who are willing to put their lives in danger to protect the largest mammal in the world from "scientific research."

It appalls me how such a technologically advance nation unable to see the consequences of killing whales.

Adelina Centeno said...

I have seen the show as well, but what I have notice about most people who watch the show is that they are just interested in the suspense and horror of the show instead of actually caring about consequences of killing the whales. It has its pros and cons, in my opinion, there should be better way to bring awareness about the issue.