Do We Get the Whole Story from Animal Planet?

Anna Watanabe reports on a documentary that suggests otherwise:

In the documentary, called Sea Shepherd: What’s happening in the ‘Town of the Dolphin Hunt‘, activists are seen mocking and inciting the fishermen, only to take photos of them as they become aggressive.

I was never under any illusion that the “shooting” in Season One was fake.  Anybody who knows the first thing about guns surely saw right through that little soap opera.  This documentary serves a valid purpose–it’s not a stretch to assume that we’re getting a less than comprehensive take on the situation via Whale Wars.

In the grand scheme of things, even if Sea Shepherds were actively provoking the whalers, the whalers are not justified in refusing to shut down their program on that basis (which seems to be all they have going for them).

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