Originally Posted by Freedive Ireland
While I still support the idea of sea shepard I now see watson as tainted seeing as how he fled Germany. I think he could have tangled them up in legal wranglings far better and saved face.
However the IWC for the most part came together and agreed to stop whaling except for research purposes. Can you (a) honestly tell me all the whales slaughtered are for research in any way shape or form and (b) why no country takes it upon themselves to enforce this agreed regulation. This is where SS stepped in. The general concensus seems to be if its happening in international waters who gives a fck. And its ok for members to hunt in a place they themselves designated a sanctuary? Nuts.
a)If they have a quota of whales to hunt for research,i am sure they do it for that purpose,but if its also sold as whalemeat i cant see the problem either.Pity to let it go to waste.
b)Not every country have taken the steps to agree with it,simply because IWC is the one that gives out the quotas each year for hunting,and IWC was not always right in their numbers.
IWC was founded in 1946,long before watson and sea shepard came into the spotlight,and to manage sustainable hunting of whales.