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Old 15 June 2011, 09:56   #11
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It was horrific watching the school teacher needlessly destroy the verado gearbox last Friday night but hey, it made a good watch so I could sit there calling them w*****s!
As has been said, it's good TV and some of the RIB footage from the last series was fantastic...
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Old 30 June 2011, 06:23   #12
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The dangerous ineptitude might be achieving something...

WDCS International - Whale and Dolphin News - Coast Guard Asked To Protect Japan's Whalers
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Old 30 June 2011, 12:50   #13
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the latest season 4 is worth a watch folks, there is some very dangerous rib action. the ribs end up 70 miles away from the main ship in a tussle. one of them was trying to prop foul and forgot to un-tie the rope,when they spotted it was tied round the A frame it was too late. A frame bent to hell and rib dragged under ripping the toob clean off 2/3rds of one side.

result=spend 10 hours hiding behind an iceberg in evere freezing conditions in 2 open ribs...erm.....not ideal!

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I have to agree with martini .. seems like a waste of good cash .. good tv or not .. I'm sure they must be able to achieve their admirable objectives without trashing so much kit ?
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yep ... it does echo what others have said on here about them...
if they had some better boat handling (rope handling) skills they would have probably cut the amount of whales taken down to less than 5%.
Still... the hack amateur nature of it wouldnt make for such good TV would it.
Sympathy for them with the public is guaranteed as they look like hapless amateurs trying to stop the professional and clinical whalers....if they suddenly started working more ruthlessly in an SBS style, it would never get beyond a one hour show!
The French government can get away with limpet mines on a Greenpeace boat (allegedly)!!
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They are complete pilllocks

Why is whaling any different to fishing? They catapult bottles of acid onto the decks of the other ships! Just waiting to twot some Japanese fisherman round the head and kill them!

Hope their boats sink!

I did feel a bit sorry for that Verado though when that plum put the leg down and gave it the gas!!! Then after a moment of sadness I laughed hysterically!
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A little harsh rarms.
Whales are completley different to fish.
Whales are mamals and intelegent. almost every other country in the world has agreed not to whale for that reason.

and Research does not mean taking 50 or 60 whales in a very in humane way.
When researching in the uk we tend to go for the dead washed up ones or monitor live animans in their natural surrondings. not fire a grenade tipped harpppon into a live animals spine and not kill it out right but let it die slowly clearly in pain.
if we killed our livestock in the way Japan kills whales the governemts would shut down the abotours down.( spelling)
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I have to say I completely agree with you Jezza! No comparison.
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....Whales are completley different to fish.
I did not compare fish to whales. I compared the action of Fishing to that of Whaling. Fish netted commercially are left to essentially drown in air. This has to be more inhumane than an explosive harpoon to the head and a few minutes of pain. But no one out there seems to care about the fish!


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....Whales are mamals and intelegent. almost every other country in the world has agreed not to whale for that reason.
I agree that mammals are probably more intelligent than fish, but we eat other mammals, why not eat whales? Pigs are mean't to be intelligent, but we rear them in tiny pens and then kill them at a young age, and what about rats? Another intelligent animal and we leave poison out for them to die a horrible death just because they intrude on our living space. Whales are not livestock, they are wild animals in an uncontrolled environment, you can't really compare them to farmed animals.

I would rather spend 20 odd years free in an ocean and die with 5 mins of pain, than 10 months kept in a cage eating pig nuts and die in 30 seconds.

These guys are terrorists, plain and simple, hiding behind the fascade of animal rights. Look at the pillock trying to get underwater and use an oxygen lance to cut through their propellor. Or the others using a giant catapult to whang bottles of acid onto another boat. You cannot condone that surely????

It won't be long before they kill either one of their own or one of the whalers!
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