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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:46 PM
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Sea Shepherd video link to Capt. Paul Watson's shooting.
http://www.seashepherd.org/migaloo/video.html

Japanese Open Fire on Sea Shepherd Crew: Three Injured

At 1545 hours (0445 GMT), a clash between the crew of the Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin and the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru turned violent when the Japanese Coast Guard began to throw flash grenades at the crew of the Steve Irwin.

Captain Paul Watson was struck by a bullet in the chest. Fortunately, the bullet was stopped by his Kevlar vest. The bullet struck just above the heart and mangled Captain Watsons anti-poaching badge, which was worn on his sweater underneath the Kevlar vest.

Dr. David Page was videotaped prying the bullet from Captain Watsons Kevlar vest. You have been hit by a bullet, he said.

The Kevlar vest and anti-poaching badge effectively saved Captain Watsons life.

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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:51 PM
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1. How long before an attempted murder charge?
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:02 PM
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2. These people impress me so much
I wasn't aware they named the vessel after the great Steve Irwin. I hope and pray they can stop the Japanese from this mindless slaughter.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:08 PM
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3. She was the Robert Hunter, first. Then
Steve Irwin was supposed to go with Sea Shepherd on this particular outing to the Antarctic Sea. Of course, that didn't happen with his untimely death. In honor of Steve, they renamed the ship, and he's there with them in spirit.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:16 PM
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4. I loved Steve Irwin
These people are wonderful, how long has Greenpeace suppose to stop this madness and the millions they have received in contributions. Although I respect GP I am delighted these wonderful people are getting publicity.
You have to love the Aussie's
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:23 PM
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5. Problem is, the whalers aren't afraid of Greenpeace.
They take pics and document the slaughter, but they fail to *do* anything to stop it. SSCS, the whalers know, WILL intervene (as has been shown over and over).

Greenpeace has a budget of $100 million, and SSCS has around a $2 million budget for comparison. SSCS is more focused on marine wildlife, whereas Greenpeace has many other issues (to be fair).

I wish Irwin had been here to go on this mission.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:05 PM
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8. I feel better
I just donated to the Sea Sheperd :)

yes what has Green Peace been doing for years, Sea Shepperd means serious business, Steve Irwin is there in spirit.
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:31 PM
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6. Does the Japanese Coast Guard have authority to operate in
Australian territorial waters? From what is written on the Sea Shepherd website, that's where this occurred.

http://www.seashepherd.org/news/media_080307_1.html
The confrontation occurred inside the Australian Territorial Zone at the position of 63 Degrees, 41 Minutes South and 133 Degrees, 27 Minutes East.
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Truth2Tell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:52 PM
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7. K&R nt
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:18 PM
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9. Time to stop the insanity.
Whaling has to stop. It can either be now, or when all the whales are gone, but it must stop.

I don't understand the Japanese at all. They have to give this stuff away!

In a desperate attempt to revive the flagging market, the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) supplied the research by-product to 254 Yokohama schools over two days last month, hoping to give their young palates a taste for whale meat.

Faced with a reported 3000-tonne inventory of unsold meat from last year's cull, the ICR contacted the Yokohama City Education committee, suggesting the department include research meat in their school lunches.

A total of 200,000 lunches of whale meat salad marinated in sesame sauce were served on January 21 and 22. Yokohama children have not eaten whale meat as part of school lunches in 26 years.

The ICR refused to comment on its controversial programs.

more>

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,232893...
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