Whale Watcher and Elkster.
I agree that he does break international Laws. I also agree that he was not really shot because most people understand that Bullet Proof Vests will not stop a high velocity Rifle Round, and the chance of a anyone hitting him with a pistol form a moving ship with one round is next to impossible.
However, you need to understand that there are a lot of us out here who do not care that he breaks laws, or does/says whatever he needs to drum up attention to illegal Japanese whaling. While you call it "Entertainment" the show Whale Wars is bringing to light the fact that the Japanese are still killing Whales. Many people did not know that before the series aired, and now the whalers and Japanese Government are seeing more pressure than ever. I would consider him extremely Non Violent with his actions. I guess Violence is a relative term? It is my opinion that there are many people who would like to see increased violence against Japanese Whalers, including myself. We do not care if a Japanese whaler gets hit on the head, or cut from broken glass. In reality they should be treated as poachers in Africa are and shot on the spot when caught in the act of Whaling. However we also understand that if he is TOO violent against the whalers, he will be shut down by government intervention. So Captain Watson walks a fine line and seems to do it well. Six years of anti whaling activity in the southern ocean and no government has stopped him yet!
This is a big world with many opinions. Some of us believe the Whales have more of a right to live than the people trying to kill them. That may differ with yours and others opinions, however you cannot ignore the fact that we feel this way. At the end of the day Captain Watson IS making a difference in reducing the number of Whales killed.
So how is he a Moron and an idiot?
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