Sea Shepherds captain wears a badge claiming to be law enforcement. In the USA pretending to be law enforcement is known as Wyatt Erp Syndrome. Now according to a November, 2007 article appearing in The New Yorker, Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd is not a credentialed sea captain. Is that Popeye Syndrome?
The New Yorker article:
Peter Bethune of Sea Shepherd (Ady Gil) is currently sitting comfortably in a Japanese jail awaiting trail. Peter illegally boarded the Japanese whaling ship Shonan Maru No.2, after using his knife to cut anti-boarding nets around the Japanese ship. His desire was to hand the captain of the whaling vessel a bill for the sunken Ady Gil and conduct a citizens arrest. Instead Peter was handed over to the Japanese Coast Guard to answer for his illegal activities.
Sea Shepherd is indignant about the Ady Gil they abandoned and allowed to sink. Yet they boast they have sunk a number of ships. As evident by the painting on the side of their rust bucket garbage scow the name of vessels they claim they sunk, along with the national flag of those vessels.
For over 30 years Sea Shepherd has engaged in illegal, dangerous, and terroristic activities to stop whaling and seal hunts. Yet after all these years and spending of millions of dollars donated by suckers, the seals are still hunted and whales are still harvested.
Sea Shepherds violent history:
Sea Shepherd's video of the illegal boarding:
Washington State Secretary of State Sam Reed:
Purchase Sea Shepherd Corporate documents:
Link to video: Sea Shepherd illegally boards a ship again!