The United States vs. The Sea Shepherd Society

I can’t say I’m surprised this day would come. When I began writing The Tourist Trail in 2008 I envisioned the FBI going after the leader of a fictional anti-whaling group. At the time, the US was largely neutral about the goings-on in the Southern Ocean. This was a matter between the Sea Shepherd and … Read more

South Korea blames whales for depleting fish stocks (so naturally it plans to hunt whales)

Just when I begin to think that wiser heads will prevail around the world and whale hunting will become a thing of the past, another country decides to revive its whaling industry. This time the country is South Korea. According to the New York Times, South Korea wants to start whaling again using the same … Read more

Just when you thought the Japanese whaling industry couldn’t get any sleazier

An investigation by the Sunday Times reveals that the Japanese whaling commission has been buying votes by using cash and prostitues — all in an ongoing effort to support its whaling industry. This is just another reason for the US government not to strike any backroom deal with Japan for “limited” whaling over the next … Read more