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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sea Shepherd Blasts Greenpeace for Not Releaseing Whaler Coordinates

I've said it many times, but I'll say it again. I think it's lame that Greenpeace won't cooperate by giving out the position of the Japanese whale killers.

Sea Shepherd is accusing Greenpeace of "protecting" them.

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza has stopped chasing the Japanese whaling factory ship the Nisshin Maru and is heading back to New Zealand.

Sea Shepherd 2nd Officer Peter Hammarstedt called Greenpeace Campaign Leader Karli Thomas on the Esperanza to request the position of the Nisshin Maru. She responded by saying that it was not necessary for Sea Shepherd to have the coordinates for the Nisshin Maru because the Oceanic Viking would continue documenting the activities of the factory ship to carry on the work that Greenpeace has been doing.

In other words, asked Mr. Hammarstedt, “You aren't interested in Sea Shepherd preventing the killing of whales now that you've left?” Ms. Thomas responded by saying that Greenpeace had no intention of cooperating with Sea Shepherd and then hung up.

They would rather have whales die while the Oceanic Viking "bears witness" to the slaughter then cooperate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the last comment. I think greenpeace will lose some support as people become more aware of Sea Shepherd.
The two hostages on the Japanese ship was great publicity for Sea Shepherd.
While Sea Shepherd are refuelling and plan to return to intercept the whaling fleet greenpeace have called it a day for this year.

The mere presence of the Steve Irwin makes the Japanese fleet retreat. I really think that if Greenpeace want to be more effective they should work with Sea Shepherd, giving co-ordinates etc.
After all they both are aiming for the same result but have different ways of doing it.

I am a fan of Greenpeace but I dont agree with the witholding of information and having another ship wasting fuel when it could be put to better use.

I hope that Sea Shepherd are successful in getting refuelled and repaired and get back to saving more whales as soon as possible