The whaling debacle

Stehr, Hagen
December 2010
Ausmarine;Dec2010, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p6
Trade Publication
The author expresses his views about the decision of the Japanese government to give a two-year suspended sentence to Pete Bethune, eco-terrorist of Sea Shepherd. He believes the decision sent a wrong message to other would-be eco-terrorists wanting fame under the pretext of protecting whales. He stresses that trespassing is a crime and he should have been charged with assault and interfering with legal fishing operations aside from illegal boarding of the "Shoran Maru 11." He warns against becoming too loud and self-righteous about whaling.


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