UPDATE 1/8/2012: TMZ is reporting that Paul Watson, has resigned from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society due to numerous lawsuits against him. The lastest one being reported by TMZ alleges that Watson destroyed and sank on of the major ships on the show and blamed the Japanese in order to gain sympathy and financial donations for the society.
In the interest of full disclosure, let me start by saying I was raised in Tripoli, Libya. That’s relevant because the episode of Whale Wars I saw was filmed in Libyan waters. That right there got me mad. But let me back up and explain this damn show. There is this Canookian Canadian dude name Paul Watson. He’s a terrorist. He has this big black ship that he fills up with misguided people who want to save the whales, or in the case of this episode, the bluefin tuna. Now there is nothing wrong with saving the whales, or the bluefin tuna either if that is what your mission in life is. However, rather than getting the rights to a sad Sarah McLachlan ballad and running ads on TV bring awareness to the “problem” Watson decided to fill up a black ship with a bunch of people wearing black clothes, and fly a black flag with a skull and a hook and a pitchfork on it and sail around to a bunch of places and terrorize fishermen.