Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Whale Wars: Viking Shores" another Sea Shepherd failure



Another Sea Shepherd failure
“Whale Wars: Viking Shores”

The Discovery Channel Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars: Viking Shores” is about Sea Shepherd’s visit to the Faroe Islands in 2011.  

Sea Shepherd went there to stop whale hunting that did not happen.  She Shepherd attempted to engage in a confrontation with the locals and that too never happened.  Animal Planet and Sea Shepherd were failures in trying to get dramatic video from the good people of the Faroe Islands. 

The descendants of the Vikings in the Faroe Islands knew what Animal Planet and Sea Shepherd were up to, that they needed dramatic video for their cable channel television show.  Sea Shepherd’s numerous attempts to initiate a confrontation were met with failure as the good people of the Faroe Islands did not cooperate by not participating. 

Also the whales that are so intelligent did not cooperate with Sea Shepherd by not swimming into the Faroe Islands to provide free food. 

Below is a link to Whale Wars trailer about the show and it is absolutely amazing for its honesty.  They used video footage over twenty years old because newer confrontational video does not exists.  The trailer shows Sea Shepherd engaged in terrorist activities by firing rockets at the Faroe police.  Proving they are indeed terrorist. 

They even mention in the trailer that the whales the Faroese harvest are pilot whales that are NOT endangered and have been harvested by the Faroese for over a thousand years.    The trailer’s narrator provided information and details that support the people of the Faroe Islands while noting the belligerency of the cult group She Shepherd. 

Link to video trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IihgXzZxI0I&feature=related

Link to related article and trailer:
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/whale-wars-viking-shores-trailer-released

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48 comments:

Anonymous said...

You might be right about Animal planet using older footage, and those whales are not endangered as of yet. This is because there hasn't been enough research done to account for the breeds numbers. However, These whales are highly susceptible to contamination. Which has been shown primarily off the cost of the Faroe islands, polluted waters containing mercury and cadmium. In the Faroe islands it has been proven that the consumption of these whale's meat has caused record high numbers of illness though out the population. Since 2008, two chief medical officers told the population to no longer consume the meat. They stopped eating it, but they haven't stopped killing the whales. What was once practiced as a form of survival is now a sport. Which should be stopped. These whales have been proven to be highly intelligent and loving. I'm sure most people feel that way about dogs, but we don't slaughter them for a national holiday. Do some more research before you start running your mouth. For God's sake, take a speech class. And next time you set up a web site, try checking your spelling. The group (not cult), is called the Sea Shepherds, not She Shepherds. You have this written through out your site with no explanation. My guess, your idiot!

Anonymous said...

What an ignorant jackass!! For every whale killed, someone should stab you but hopefully not kill you. You need to suffer like the whales you idiot. The whale meat is bad for the locals, chief medical officers have confirmed this, the killing is Not for food but just for sport. That's not right

Anonymous said...

The meat is said to be bad for women who still give birth, and to men who want to keep their seeds in top form. Those who are older, like 40 and over, can eat the meat without having any severe costs. The people in the Faroe Islands that go pilot whaling are usually over 40 years old, which means that they do eat the meat. For the first anonymous.. No we don't eat dogs, but we do eat pigs, which is said to be one of the most intelligent creatures on earth.

Anonymous said...

So whale meat is like Male birth control then!? interesting!

Anonymous said...

So whale meat is like Male birth control then!? interesting!

Anonymous said...

what a small minded idiot you are..

Anonymous said...

They brutally kill the whales - they stab them - how painful - - it's wrong! The people of the Faroe Islands are savages. There are humane ways to kill animals if you must use them for food. Those people seem to have a sick sense of fun dong it. Apalling!

Anonymous said...

I think the sea shepherds are a bunch of retards. Paul Watson has blatently said before that if the truth is not interesting enough you must lie. The Faroe islanders eat these whales and need them to survive. They live on mountains with no trees or plants. Also if the Sea Shepards find the Japanese methods cruel and that it needs to be stopped what method of killing is humane...should we jump in the water and euthanize them? No. You do whatever you can with the limits of your people and your money. The Japanese can afford big ships but the islanders can't so they drive the NOT endagered whales to the shores like they have for THOUSANDS of years and kill them as best as they can. See if you can kill a bull more humanely with a knife. Stupid bitches.

Steven Hufschmidt said...

To all the anonymous people, its thier culture, thier way of life. You can try to educate them, but no one has the right to force thier beliefs on anyone else, and not in thier own country. I think the practice should stop, but not because Paul Watson says so. Now as far as the Japanese whaling fleet goes, I think Paul is doing some good. It is a joke to say the Japanese are conducting research. Now if they wanna hunt whales in japanese waters, well so be it. but to travel thousands of miles with a fleet EVERY year to hunt whales and call it research is just a joke. well thats my thought have a great summer to all.

Anonymous said...

It's pointless wut ur doing because they have done this for thousands Of years and pardon me , but god said that we are masters of animals and we have the right to take our share to feed our people so the the Feroe island people are right , if u want to do sum pointless good why don't you go protest in the bearing sea , are crab jus the same ......

Anonymous said...

It's pointless wut ur doing because they have done this for thousands Of years and pardon me , but God said that we are masters of animals and we have the right to take our share to feed our people so the the Feroe island people are right , if u want to do sum pointless good why don't you go protest in the bearing sea , are crab jus the same ......

Steven Hufschmidt said...

If they went to the bearing sea, Sig and the Northwestern would kick thier ass,, hahaa

Anonymous said...

I find it humorous the attacks on linguistics & the empty wishing for physical harm to others. The hypocrisy of some people is astounding. They don't want harm to come to whales because of their quasi intelligence. Yet have no problem wishing harm on humans, which are obviously intelligent...some more than others. Still the dumbest amongst us is far more intelligent then the most intelligent whale. There is no humane way to kill another living thing, that's reality. Anyone who thinks differently is only fooling themselves. Different cultures will find sustenance from variable sources. To condemn another for the manner in which they find sustenance is no different then condemning another for religious or political beliefs. The simple fact is no matter if your vegetarian, carnivore, or herbivore, you will not be able to go through life without taking life from another living thing. Humans attempt this quasi sense of right & wrong by assessing scale & presumed intelligence, but this is mere illusion. We are all the product of supernova, finding reunion through consumption is neither right nor wrong, this is reality.

Anonymous said...

"You can try to educate them" unenlightened arrogant statement , please tell me the humane ways your culture and people teaches the "mass slaughter" of pigs, cows and chickens ?
im from the faroe islands,i think i might need some education in how to KILL humanely or i might need some learning in this intelligent creature (as if it's not a well known fact) , this is not an annual tradition , no idea where that shit has sprung up from, and yeah if you dont want to eat whale then dont, if you dont want to see them get killed change channel or if you might be on the faroe islands and there is a "slaughter" and you wouldn't want to be there, then, just stay the fuck away.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty obvious that many people who claim to be well informed are anything but well informed.

1) We don't kill the whales for fun, but for consumption and it's only for the locals... not for sale.

2)We haven't stopped eating whales as someone here is suggesting, but we eat smaller amounts.

3) Instead of blaming us for the contamination. Blame bit time industry guilty of polluting our air and sea!

4) If you've grown up with meat only appearing in foodstores or in burgers I'll have to break it to you: An animal had to die in order for you to get that piece of meat.

5) Why is the life of a whale more worth than the life of a pig or a chicken?

Daniel V Wagoner said...

My wife and I visited the Faroes two years ago. While in the pub in Klaksvik we asked locals about the whaling and what the truth was. It turns out people who participate get shares of the meat, for consumption, depending on what your level of participation is. The most notable part I found was that the old folks home and I think orphaned children get an automatic share right off the top.

The Faroese must be savages if that is the case.

Good luck Faroese, hopefully we will be back to visit again. Landing at Vagar airport was awe inspiring.

avenger of Christ said...

Interestingly you would be prime specimen for genetic research since all of you are related. God bless the sea shepherds and what they do. We live in such a perplexing time, and emotions and passions flow. Over what? Mostly money and as someone who has more than enough in the end its paper, and I only have to answer to one. This is so typical, humans destroying and inflicting pain on majestic creatures. Unfortunately to the brink of extinction. How much do we have to destroy in the name of greed and money? I looked for the research papers of the 1000.00 Japanese whales that were killed. I found nothing, I wasn't. Surprised. As far as the Mediterranean blue fin. Complete b.s. I have four degrees one in marine biology, and I did my research. Hello people in 5 to7 yrs there will b no blue fins. Not that any of u ignorant couch potatoes getting fatter by the Mn. Give a rats asa, thankGod the sea Sheppards do what they do because it was pretty obvious the Mediterranean. Authorities don't care about poachers. We spend rediculous. Amounts of cash on "the war on drugs" which is the biggest joke. What about the war of life?

gina said...

I SUPPORT PAUL WATSON! THIS IS SAVAGE!! ITS 2012 NOT 1800S!! WE TOO IN THE US HAD TRADITIONS THAT HURT PEOPLE but we as a whole know it is inhumane to keep such traditions, keep up with the times what goes around comes around

Barky Bohica said...

Funny how the poster who mentioned the evils of slaughtering dogs is exactly the type who voted for the Dog-Eater-in-Chief...

gina said...

I SUPPORT PAUL WATSON! THIS IS SAVAGE!! ITS 2012 NOT 1800S!! WE TOO IN THE US HAD TRADITIONS THAT HURT PEOPLE but we as a whole know it is inhumane to keep such traditions, keep up with the times what goes around comes around

gina said...

I SUPPORT PAUL WATSON! THIS IS SAVAGE!! ITS 2012 NOT 1800S!! WE TOO IN THE US HAD TRADITIONS THAT HURT PEOPLE but we as a whole know it is inhumane to keep such traditions, keep up with the times what goes around comes around

Barky Bohica said...

"Avenger of Christ"? Christ needs avenging? Sounds like some kind of nazi Jew-hater spew to me.

Four "degrees" and yet you demonstrate the grammatical skills of an eight-year-old? You must be a grizzled veteran of that war on drugs...

The sea shepherds have well-earned a visit to Davy Jones Locker. Bad stuff can happen in the middle of an ocean.

Oops! 3:00 AM - time to go wake up the "occupiers" again!

avenger of Christ said...

You my friend are a racist pig. I'm half Jewish and half Danish, but not related to the idiots on the islands.

U should really think b 4 u "assume " things but I don't expect much from people like u. Didn't mommy ever teach u if u have nothing nice to say then don't say anything. It's always the asses like u who just retard the rest of the world. Unfortunately I really don't give a rat's are what u think.
Just for your info a cargo C.I.A. plane crashed in the Columbian jungle. What was found inside,?,,,? 30 keys of cocaine. Oooops

There is so much more I could chat about, but why waste my time. U r obviously a violent human suggesting "bad things can happen in the middle of the ocean."

So thank you blessed sea shepherd's. May all good shine upon you, and every expedition b a success. Now excuse me Jew hashed while I write yet another large check out to my good friends.

avenger of Christ said...

Basher

avenger of Christ said...

C even my kindle will not spell what I want, then again I'm only14..

Anonymous said...

Dude, are you fucking retarded? You certainly appear so. Why don't you find a cause other people can ridicule, oh wait, you already do with this blog. Fag.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you dick head

Tony said...

I find it sorta funny those posting how great Paul Watson is choose to remain Anon. I guess they do not care enough about the whales or those band of idiots called the Sea Shepard's to post under their actual name.

When Greenpeace wont have anything to do with you or your group then you know something is wrong. Paul Watson is firstly a pathological liar and secondly a eco-terrorist. He parted ways with Greenpeace because they were not militant enough for him. He wanted to Spike trees in an effort to halt logging. That would have caused injury/death to men/woman trying to earn a living by tree falling. He told a group of Canadian Natives that they were born "stupid" but did not have to remain so.

Watson is a grade A Jerk-off who would gladly sacrifice the lives of those silly enough to follow him. All so that he can be famous. Human life means nothing to him. I seriously think he was beaten and bullied hard core while growing up.

Shauna said...

I think its funny how little some people know about things they talk are talking about on here.

Such as Tony, ya Greenpeace wont have anything to do with Paul Watson anymore because he wanted to take action and protect the environment. While Greenpeace wanted to take millions of dollars of peoples money and go hang a banner. Or make thousands of origami and send it to the Japanese government to stop whaling. Wow you know I am sure that will wake the Japanese up to stop illegally whaling. In fact Greenpeace wants to distance themselves so far away from Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherds that I was asked on the street by a Greenpeace person to donate money so that they can send their feet of boats "Sea Shepard" to stop the Japanese whaling. And I asked isnt that Paul Watson's boats and dont you not like them? And all they had to say was that they were told to say that from their leaders. So that shows the how much Greenpeace hates Paul Watson. Greenpeace is a joke and if anyone would do their research on how much money the make and where it all goes they would see that as well.

As for the intelligence of whales, the few scientific research conclusions is that they are just as intelligent as humans. They are self aware which is an important factor in grading the intelligence. They also have a strong family bond. They will stay with their family their whole lives, and that is how the people of the Faroe Island can kill the with ease. They just have to harm one and while the rest of the pod is trying to help the injured whale, they herd them into the bay and slaughter them. But besides the fact whales have been found to be one of the most intelligent animals. They do live in harmony with their surroundings which is something the human population has not been able to figure out yet, so in that fact they are smarter then us.

Also it is a fact that pigs, chickens and cows can be killed humanely. And if this is your argument as to why whales should be allowed to suffer for at least 2 minutes dying, this is a poor argument. It takes a cow, chicken or pig less then a second to die. And the life of a chicken or pig or cow is not worth more, the main argument from the Sea Shepherds is that the pilot whale could be extinct in a few years, and if the whales die then our oceans will also die slowly.

And lastly Daniel. It is not a good thing that they are serving contaminated whale meat to the seniors and the children of the Faroe Islands. And yes it is a fact that the whales are contaminated and are unsafe for human consumption as said by the first post on here. So that is not something to be proud of. And they should actually stop feeding it to them altogether.

Anonymous said...

The whale is not endangered and hunting them for sport is no different thean the hunting of deer.
If the whale meat is bad for them and they continue to eat it that is their choice as an American I eat plenty of things I know are bad for me and no one will tell me what I can and cant eat.
The imposing of our beliefs on their traditions go against every concept of freedom.
True these animals are probably very inteligent ,but they are still not sentient and thus will never be an intellegience that we can reconize it is simply us puting human traits on the whales.

Anonymous said...

Gee, i wonder if any of the oil from the spill that devastated the gulf of mexico a few years back would have been used towards the hundreds of thousands of gallons of gas that go into fueling the SS fleet had it not spilled into and poisoned the oceans?

On an unrelated note, i also wonder why the SS had a literally non eventful farce campaign against the "Vikings", im sure it wasent to cover up the blatant racisim towards the japanese by the SS that every other season has explicitly shown.

One more thing for people who are capable of looking at facts and then forming an logical, informed, objective opinion - take for example the minke whale, the main species hunted in the southern ocean, based on reproductive rates of those whales, whalers would have to kill three or four times more than their yearly average every year for at least a hundred years before they started to put a noticeable dent in the population. Dont believe me? its fine if you dont, im not gonna attack you the way SS members and supporters do if you dont take my word as cannon as soon as i say it. All i ask is you do the research and the math and find out for yourself instead of being guilted or pressured into a way of thinking. Also, if you really are into checking things out before you support them, definitely check out paul watsons history of blatant lies and manipulation...SPOILER ALERT: if you do subjectively check watson out youll see he is extremely similar to say, L. Ron Hubbard.

Anonymous said...

Okay Well, I think Paul watson is a complete idiot! He rude and he doesn't respect anyone's rights, killing whales there is not against the law so leave it alone they have been doing it for many many years and they do use it for food just like we use pigs or cows it is the exact same thing! The only difference is that they swim in the water!! It pisses me off when people just go to counties and blab about things that offends peoples culture it's stupid and mean, and Also then pilot whales are not endangered so it's perfectly fine and they say it takes about 20-60 seconds for them to die and they are finding even more human ways to hunt these creatures so Paul Watson should just fuck off and find a new hobby!!!!

Anonymous said...

Odin has steadfast while the so called shepard run. It is as it should be once agian we live as the gods see fitt!!

Anonymous said...

You are an ignorant twat. End of.

Anonymous said...

What really bothers me is that these idiots think that they have some sort of mandate to assume the role of the enforcers of the ban on whaling. Who gave them the authority to act like terrorists and pirates on the high sea? They are just a bunch of stupid glories seekers. They don't help their cause one bit with their aggressive tactics and arrogant attitude. I don't condone the killing of whales for food, unless it is absolutely necessary for survival, but after enduring through several of their reality TV shows, I increasingly find myself rooting for the whalers and wishing that I was on a whaling ship just to knock some sense into these idiots. A bunch of geeks trying desperately to act like men. I have to say that the Japanese whalers have shown remarkable restraint toward these pests. If I was them, I would just accidentally harpoon one of these high-fiving idiots to see if they still want to buzz around my ship in their rubber boats. That would make great television. I wonder what it would be liike when one of these explosive tipped harpoons designed to kill a whale hits a human body. This year, the Canadian government is setting a quota of 300000 seals to be killed during the sealing season. I really hope these idiots would try to disrupt the whole thing and get a few of them shot. These Canadian sealers are crack shots with a riffle. That would make great television.

Anonymous said...

So much idiocy here. 14 yo tough guys with "4 degrees" and illiterate monkeys trying to teach English... Whales are smarter than humans. They don't disgrace themselves arguing on the Internet. Nevertheless, fuck those hippy pirates. Many bigger problems in the world to be an activist over.

Anonymous said...

The Faroe island people need to civilize themselves and stop this barbaric behavior. I don't advocate vegetarianism, but killing in this way causes stress and pain to these mammals. The world does not agree with you, and soon anything with a Danish flag will be boycotted. Stop, before the mercury affects your brains even more.

Felix Vanderhaeghen said...

Paul Watson is a heroe! he does something for the world the faroes people are just egoistic motherf*ckers these whales also have a life and a soul so stop killing them these animals are not intended to be slaughted stupid pricks! when i saw the episodes and i sow how the faroes people behave against the sea sheperd i really wanted to be there and kick there ass those selfish bastards they can take some pigs or cows thats normal and less painfull

Anonymous said...

You shameless pathetic and ignorance idiot. Stop all these cruelty. There's no need for you to eat whale and dolphine meats. They are not rear like domestic animal such as pigs, cows and others. Their number gets decline whenever you kills them. Do not use food as excuse!

Sean said...

It's amazing what a television channel will put on the air. These morons are going around the globe trying to save all these animals who are in the wild, not endangered or near endangered, that provide food and jobs that allow humans to survive. I am sure the Japanese fishermen have kids, and no whale hunt may mean the kids have no food or clothing. Also to endanger the crew of those ships by fouling them is insane! They are putting the life of whales and seals over human life by endangering them to save food that can feed the hungry, and money to cloth families. There are responsible ways to harvest from the ocean, and as long as it is done responsibly, people can carry on traditions of hunting and fishing.
As for inhumane ways that we slaughter animals, at the end of the day the animal dies. Once it's dead it feels no more. Prime example was the Newfoundland seal hunt protested by Sir Paul McCarthy and his dumb blonde at the time. The 'clubs' used by these hunters are used to save them if they fall in the ocean, to hook the ice and pull themselves out of the water.
I wish people would stop donating to such a stupid cause! Instead let's feed the children, house the homeless, find cures for disease!

Anonymous said...

The people from the Faroe Islands aren't barbaric or stupid. They are using the sea and it's resources for food and survival. THAT'S SMART! Hugging trees and living eating grass all day IS STUPID. There is no disputing that! And the next time someone eats a steak, make sure you know how that animal lived and died before you eat it. The next egg you eat go to the chicken coop and make sure it was a happy chicken. GET REAL people! Go eat a salad to fuel your dumb bodies bodies and minds and make a donation to Mr. Watson or Greenpeace. How about save the whales, kill the whale activists? I like the sound of that and may start my own protest!!

Anonymous said...

I love how the SS crew try to get a reaction from people. The people of the SS are ignorant arseholes they go into a national festival and begin Protesting. How would you like it if i went into a major US city and start protesting on Independence Day.I would also like to bring to the attention of you "scientists" is the very fact that the faroe's is a desolate and small place so they cant make massive farms. The whales are these people's food.and the whale meat is used fully they eat everything from organs to blubber. These Eco warriors (or eco terroists) are Spot light hoggers.

Joseph Kool said...

We heard you the first time you stupid birch. God is on the whales side sea shepherds will burn in bell.

Joseph Kool said...

I'm going on a sea shepherd killing spree. Paul Watson will die first.

Anonymous said...

You have 4 degrees, yet have zero concept of spelling, grammar or sentence structure? Troll

Anonymous said...

the whole population of faroe island is insane....for killing innocent whales and devoting that murder as a tradition.....you want food then spend some money...or try farming u idiots...
fathers taking there teen aged sons to grind ,,,why,,,?so they can become men...?
hey asshole....put your son in a cage with a pit bull and hand him a knife....does that sounds bravery to you..?
and somebody plz teach those faroe island basterds some manners....


thousand year old tradition ...my ass....

Dominic Matthew Brooks said...

Sorry, so remind why you support killing whales? Or maybe you support greenpeace... why? Because you think a photograph of a dead whale can change the world. So shut up and support the cause that do something!

Anonymous said...

Just watched the "Viking Shores" episodes on Netflix, and I loved how ineffective and out-of-touch-with-reality the Sea Shepards crew and Dear Leader were.

I was also very impressed with the people and the nation of the Faroe Islands. So much so that I researched a bit about them while the propaganda piece (Whale Whores) was prattling on in the background.

It's good to see a nation that carries on with their traditions in one accord. A strong seafaring people at that, and I believe that at the first opportunity my wife and I will visit that fair nation and admire it first hand. Perhaps sail a bit around the fjords and channels too. And eat some grind, as it sounds delicious.

I wonder if they'd let me participate in a grind? Oh, that would be so much fun!

Bravo Faroe Islanders everywhere! Cheers!

(and I am selecting "Anonymous", but my name is Michael - I say that for those that apparently have a problem with the concept)

As far as Paul Watson goes, he's a terrorist, and a thug. He should be arrested, tried, convicted, and sent to prison for a lengthy sentence for piracy on the high seas. Ten or twenty years in a dank stone cell would do him good and keep him off the small screen. What a complete imbecile he is, and so utterly absorbed by his egotism. I hope that he understands that his "great victory" at Faroe Islands was nothing at all of the sort. Within weeks of his departure, a grind harvested 109 pilot whales. Mmmmm! Good eating for the Faroese!