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pirate whales

Just days after their fast-patrol vessel broke in pieces, the Sea Shepherds have again made the lunatic headlines, this time sending three Aussie activists to board whaler security escort “Shonan Maru 2” in the little night they have down there.

The Aussies climbed over razor wire to get on the Japanese ship and are now on hunger strike, and it’s going to be a long one as they might be held for the entire 2-month trip before being returned to Japan to face trial for trespass and possibly worse. Parts of the Aussie government are making noise about it, but as the boarding occurred outside the country’s territorial waters, there’s nothing they can really do under international law. It’s an ugly situation that fails to help us decide whether Sea Shepherd chief Paul Watson is a visionary warrior or a reckless moron…debate it yourself here.