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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Whale Wars Comment
    Gregory Morris, 11/29/08 9:30:53 am
    Animal Planet was OK when they first started up, but now it has gotten to the point where animals in nature don't matter nearly as much as the personalities involved in animal study/training/etc.

    The latest reason I no longer watch Animal Planet is this new abomination of a show called "Whale Wars". The concept is to film a show like Deadliest Catch, only instead of hard working fishermen, you have eco-terrorists attacking foreign vessels... and being glorified for it.

    That these whale-humping whackos are even tolerated by society boggles my mind. Now they have a show on a major cable channel where their criminal actions are glorified.

    I don't like the idea of whaling in general, but so long as whales aren't being hunted to extinction anymore I can't say that I see a pressing need to completely stop it. Greenpeace did its job back when they managed to force international treaties down everyone's throats. Whales are safe now. Certain species still exist in abundance, and there is a market for the meat of those whales in Japan. So what's the problem?

    A generation or two of hippies have been brainwashed to believe killing whales is wrong. Many of them believe killing any animal is wrong. I am friends with quite a few of these people because they can, and often are, rational beings who don't feel the need to impose their philosophy on me. There is a tiny minority though that see the need to act as vigilantes in the name of Gaia. Nothing they can do, up to and including endangering the lives of other human beings, can possibly be wrong if they are "saving the whales" (or any other nebulous concept that their hairy parents might have espoused.) This is the most blatant, vicious and blind manifestation of environmental extremism.

    Animal Planet gives them a show where they are the heros.

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