While there's a new show on Animal Planet called Whale Wars. I watched the first episode and a part of the 3rd episode and so far I hate the show. But before I tell you why I hate it I will tell you what the show is about.
Whale War's is about a founder of Green Peace that got voted out of Green Peace since his actions are not always peaceful. The guy has started off his own group called "The Sea Shepard's", what they do is they protest killing of whales. From what the show has shown they are going after Japanese whaling boats in the Arctic Sea at the south pole. The Japanese said they are doing everything by the book in international law. The Sea Separd's say they are breaking the law.
I myself have still not looked into which one is telling the truth and I am in no position to believe one or the other right now. However if the Japanese ships are working in the realm of national and local laws, then what the sea Shepard are doing is just causing world wide drama to force their world views on the rest of the world.
That said lets get down to the tactics that have been put on the show. To attack the Japanese vessels.
A. They use chemical "stink bombs" that they throw at the whaling ships. (not a smart idea)
B.They use pretty small Zodiac rubber boats with motors to board the ships then claim they are being held hostage and are kidnapped. They then cry to the media and the government of Australia to help start tensions between Japan and Australia. First it may start off with "the little people" but it works its way up very high and very fast it seams.
These are the tactics I have seen them use on camera as provided by Animal Planet. Animal Planet says the views and comments in the TV show do not reflect those of animal planet. However I feel they are supportive of it since they are offering camera time to these protesters who use aggressive tactics against fellow human beings. I personally so far find these people disgusting in their actions.
If you want to protest then please go ahead and do so. But do NOT go out and throw chemicals at people and board other people's boats by force then say they are kidnapping or holding you hostage! You force your way onto their boat and they should not be legally held responsible if you injury your self by trying to climb aboard or not having your own food etc. They should also be able to keep you anywhere they want on their ship while your aboard. Its their ship not yours THEY call the shots.
So, yes I clearly dislike the people this show is about. Protesters who are aggressive in nature, protesters that put their own lives in danger and blame it on ANYONE but themselves!
End of my own rant..
So does anyone else have comments on the show? They can be good comments or bad comments I don't care. I just want to know how others feel about this show and issue.