• Thanks for stopping by. Logging in to a registered account will remove all generic ads. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sea Shepherd's Watson arrested in Germany

HavokFour

Full Member
Reaction score
0
Points
210
Sea Shepherd's Watson arrested in Germany

Source

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says its Canadian leader has been arrested in Germany.

Paul Watson was arrested in Frankfurt over the weekend and will be extradited to Costa Rica on an outstanding arrest warrant, the controversial group said in a statement issued Sunday.

The arrest warrant stems from a 2002 incident involving a Costa Rican vessel illegally hunting for shark fins in Guatemalan waters, the release said.

The group says that while the Sea Shepherd boat was escorting the Costa Rican vessel back to port, a Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to intercept the group's crew.

According to the statement posted on the group's website, the crew of the Costa Rican vessel accused the Sea Shepherd crew of trying to kill them, "while the video evidence proves this to be a fallacy."

The group said their ship later encountered a Costa Rican gunboat, whose crew has accused Watson of attempted murder.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, formed in 1977, has a controversial history. The group's vessels confront the Japanese fleet each year, trying to block them from harpooning whales. The group's tactics have drawn praise from supporters and vehement attacks from critics.

About time.  :nod:
 

Sythen

Full Member
Subscriber
Reaction score
0
Points
0
HavokFour said:
About time.  :nod:

I know nothing about Costa Rica's justice system, but as long as its a fair trial, then I agree. If its not, then the Canadian government needs to step in. Not that I have any care at all for this piece of.. work.. But he is still Canadian, and don't want to see what happened to Brenda Martin in Mexico happen to any Canadian.
 

ArmyRick

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
40
Points
530
Here we go and I will be riddled by fire....

I support the Sea Sheppard and its main mission/theme/whatever. I hope the best for the crew.
 

GAP

Army.ca Legend
Subscriber
Donor
Mentor
Reaction score
6
Points
380
In regards to his antiwhaling efforts I support him, not his methods, but one must do what one must do....

It was only a matter of time before some agency caught up to his methods, and even at that, it may not stick this time either.....he's looking for a pulpit, and they may not want to provide one....
 

Retired AF Guy

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
25
Points
530
GAP said:
In regards to his antiwhaling efforts I support him, not his methods, but one must do what one must do....

It was only a matter of time before some agency caught up to his methods, and even at that, it may not stick this time either.....he's looking for a pulpit, and they may not want to provide one.... 

Agree. There should be a moratorium on hunting of whales and other marine species. Unfortunately, Watson's actions have probably hurt his cause more than then they have helped. Not only that, the various "stunts" he has carried out have not only put the crews of the whaling vessels at risk, but his own crew.

Now its up to the lawyers to see if he gets extradited to Costa Rica or not.
 
F

fraserdw

Guest
I support Sea Sheppard as well to an extent.  I also support a commerical seal industry, I do not support whaling at all.  I love the show Whale Wars.
 

Fishbone Jones

Army.ca Myth
Subscriber
Donor
Reaction score
130
Points
710
Nuke the baby whales for Jesus. Then use the skin to make seat and wheel covers for your 5 mpg 63 Caddy. :stirpot:
 

larry Strong

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
0
Points
410
Paul Watson is many things:  a pathological liar, a terrorist (and I don’t use that word lightly), an attempted murderer, a coward, an attention *****, and someone who generally is not to be trusted.  Watson likes to play pirate and pretend he’s at war on a ship that was bought by the money from those stupid enough to donate money to his group.  If he really was at war, he’d have been blown to pieces a long time ago.  In his warped mind, ramming other ships, throwing glass bottles and trying to entangle their props is legitimate “law enforcement” activity.


Now that his organization has a television deal, they’ve been trying to outdo themselves for dramatic footage and news stories that will grab headlines and get some more donations. Ratings, news coverage, donations – after all, it’s all about the money.



 

dogger1936

Sr. Member
Reaction score
0
Points
0
I've ate whale ( arctic steak) and it was yummy. I believe there is room to hunt every animal on this planet as long as it is viable.

Paul Watson is a terrorist.
 

ArmyRick

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
40
Points
530
I also enjoy game (Deer, elk, bison, wild turkey, duck, etc, etc) and its usually viable. Hunting whales is simply not viable and certainly not on a large scale.
 

GAP

Army.ca Legend
Subscriber
Donor
Mentor
Reaction score
6
Points
380
ArmyRick said:
I also enjoy game (Deer, elk, bison, wild turkey, duck, etc, etc) and its usually viable. Hunting whales is simply not viable and certainly not on a large scale.

that the essence of it....it is not commercially sustainable.....

The Inuit, and a few other cultures take some for sustainment, and that's fine. Feeding the Japanese fish market is not.
 

Sythen

Full Member
Subscriber
Reaction score
0
Points
0
recceguy said:
Nuke the baby whales for Jesus. Then use the skin to make seat and wheel covers for your 5 mpg 63 Caddy. :stirpot:

With some big brown baby seal eyes for headlights  :nod:
 

cupper

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
0
Points
0
I believe this says it all  ;D

http://www.southparkstudios.com/search/?keywords=Whale%20Wars
 

HavokFour

Full Member
Reaction score
0
Points
210
GAP said:
that the essence of it....it is not commercially sustainable.....

The Inuit, and a few other cultures take some for sustainment, and that's fine. Feeding the Japanese fish market is not.

The Japanese hunt Minke (which number in the hundreds of thousands) on a scientific permit issued by the IWC and are not listed as endangered. Since the airing of Whale Wars the amount of support for the hunt in Japan has only grown, whale hunting was already a dying industry until Watson came around.

Note: There is a moratorium on whale hunting which only allows whales to be killed for scientific research, but it is only member states of the IWC that are required to follow it. Iceland for example left the IWC to hunt whale commercially.
 

OldSolduer

Army.ca Legend
Reaction score
822
Points
910
Several years ago an Inuit village were allowed to hunt and kill a whale - they succeeded but the whale rotted on the beach as no one knew what to do when they'd killed it.

And yes the Sea Shepherd should avoid French ports.....the Rainbow Warrior didn't.

I prefer "Dealiest Catch" anyways.
 

OldSolduer

Army.ca Legend
Reaction score
822
Points
910
ettibebs said:
Wasn't the Rainbow Warrior blown up in New-Zealand?

Yes I beleive it was.....by the French.

The French may be a tad clumsy at times, but they are decisive.
 

my72jeep

Army.ca Veteran
Subscriber
Donor
Reaction score
0
Points
410
Yes french Agents bombed it killing one Photographer, who was asleep below deck.
 
Top