Sunday, January 10, 2010

Animal Planet and Sea Shepherd: A Marriage that Needs Annulment

In the "it's-a-little-bit-too-late-because-it's-already-hit-the-fan" department, Animal Planet has issued a belated "statement" regarding the recent collision between the Sea Shepherd batboat Ady Gil and the Japanese whaler Shonan Maru.

(January 6, 2010) – On Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in the Southern Ocean, an ancillary vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Ady Gil, and the Japanese security ship, the Shonan Maru No. 2, physically collided, leaving the much smaller Ady Gil sinking and unsalvageable.  According to the Sea Shepherd, the Japanese vessel rammed the Ady Gil while the Ady Gil was motionless.  However, Japan’s Institute for Cetacean Research reports that the Ady Gil collided with the Shonan Maru No. 2.
Sea Shepherd has reported that all on the Ady Gil have been safely transported to their newest ship, the Bob Barker.  Of the six crew on the Ady Gil, one cameraman, Simeon Houtman of New Zealand, was part of the production crew hired by Animal Planet to document the activities of the Seas Shepherds in the series WHALE WARS.  He sustained minor injuries during the collision.  In total, the production crew has 16 members currently embedded on the Bob Barker and the Sea Shepherd’s primary vessel, the Steve Irwin.
Said Animal Planet president and general manager Marjorie Kaplan, of the engagement at sea, “We’re very concerned that all of the players – on both sides of the “war” – should come out of this conflict unharmed.  It’s indicative of how critical this conservation story is that these individuals are willing to risk their lives for what they believe.”
Collision?  Some collision, as video taken from the Shonan Maru clearly shows a wake forming behind the Ady Gil seconds before the whaler hits it.  

And even if it were true that the whaler rammed the Ady Gil, I doubt I can place much blame on them, even if I very much disagree with such an action.  Before the collision, the batboat had been criss-crossing in front of the whaler's bow, shining a laser device into the eyes of the crew which causes temporary blindness.  Non-lethal perhaps, but certainly dangerous at sea.  And, as well publicized, SSCS ships routinely ram the Japanese whaling vessels, so any complaints about being rammed in retaliation, as wrong as it is, are hypocritical.

SSCS is unlikely to ever change its tactics though.  Their insane "whales first, humans last" philosophy naturally leads them to take an "anything goes" approach, include antagonistic and frankly terroristic actions.

I'm going to say it right now; Animal Planet must cancel the show "Whale Wars" and sever all ties with this evil group.  I ask everyone reading this post to write to and petition the network heads of both Animal Planet and Discovery Networks, which owns it, to cancel the show.  Eco-terrorism does not belong on prime-time TV.

In addition, we must pray for these misguided souls.  They are in sore need of God's mercy and blessing, that they might find the real truth and see the error of their ways.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

God, our Father in heaven, you are the hope of all the lost.  We ask you to pour our your mercy on the misguided souls of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  We ask you to put the grace of repentance in their hearts, that they will abandon their sinful methods of protest and seek to defeat the things they stand against with love and mercy in their hearts.  Amen

Mary, Mother of God, pray for them.  Amen.


  1. First of all, you are a fool by opening your mouth and speaking claptrap.

    If you look at the videos they CLEARLY show the japs are aiming for the Ady Gil. The Ady Gil was idling in the water with the crew relaxing. They tried to turn to starboard, but it was too late since the japs were upon them, crashing into them to commit murder. Not to mention that the Ady Gil had the right of way according to maritime rules of of the sea.

    Get your facts straight about Sea Shepherd. They haven't EVER rammed the japs. In 31 years they have NEVER hurt and animal or a person. They have NEVER been arrested or done anything illegal. They have NEVER been accused of a crime.

    Why don't you dump your ridiculous religion that is designed to control you and do some REAL research and use your own brain to see the japs pulling the wool over your eyes!

    Sheesh... you are so brainwashed it's pathetic.

  2. OK, I'm going to make this as charitable as possible.

    1. Yes, Sea Shepherd has rammed the Japanese whalers. Search Youtube for it and you'll see it clearly.

    2. Don't take what Sea Shepherd says at face value, becuase it's only one side of the story. Examine the videos of the incident and you will see a wake forming behind the Gil. I see no evidence of any turn on the part of the Ady Gil.

    3. As long as we are talking attempted murder, perhaps you should see the video evidence of Sea Shepherd firing arrows at the ship that I have learned of recently. I'm not talking the cartoon suction cup kind. i mean real, pointed, lethal arrows. By any laymen's logic, that's an attack with a lethal weapon.

    Don't apologize for those loons. They don't deserve it.