Why did you quit Sea Shepherd ..? (continued - read part I HERE)
... About 2 months later we had a stall at some fayre in Edinburgh. I told my friend about it on Facebook and Scott appeared to be spying on me and my Friends conversations and banned me from the Secret Group. I still went along to the Fayre to help out and I then saw the kind of people SS were mixing with. Around me were folk wearing ALF badges and Hunt Saboteurs etc. These are people who have no respect or regard for Human life and have histories that are more violent than SS. Until that point I had thought SS were pretty moderate if i'm being honest.
For a few months I was inactive with the society so in that time I did some reading into it's workings. I discovered that far from being a non-profit Organisation I discovered that Paul Watson was getting paid over close to $100,000 a year which when you work it out a substantial amount of donation money lines Watson's pocket. There are also several others on the payroll including Darren Collis the former UK director. I do not know how much he was pocketing. The society was also making considerable income off their TV shows like Whale Wars which as it went on looked more and more dramatised. The magic bullet that hit Paul Watson comes to mind.
I also stopped looking at the emotional aspect of SSCS's mission and started looking at the facts. I am not and never was a vegan or vegetarian but I have always been uncomfortable with factory farming. Take the Faroese for example. The Grind has been happening for over 1000 years and the whales harvested are killed in similar ways to cattle and pigs anywhere in the world. The difference being these whales have lived freely before being harvested. The Faroese also harvest the whales in a sustainable manner so there is no threat the species in the slightest. I also discovered that Sea Shepherd have used firearms in the past on trawlers. If you dig deep enough you will find that one on of their campaigns they used an assault rifle to fire upon a drift-netter which they also rammed in the same incident. Watson is also on record for threatening to kill two Canadian IWC delegates in Brighton back in 1981 for voting against a moratorium on Sperm Whales. The list is Endless of Sea Shepherd's violent activity. I resigned from the organisation officially in June 2012. I wrote a long resignation letter which they then demanded money off me for the said Charity walk I did which I had raised via Justgiving so therefore it went directly to them. David Scott also told me for security reasons I could not email him on a certain address. Bizarre I know.
The Organisation is just a sinister cult when you really look at it. These people do not like facts such as they fail to see the Faroe Islands are not an EU member state. These people also seem to think they have a right to enter other peoples countries and disrupt their ways of life and break their laws and then cry victim when they get arrested for it.
4. Do you know - if Sea Shepherd ever used fishing nets to trow after the shrews on the other boats ..? If not - what tactict do they use ..?
This I am not %100 sure on but as you can see from watching Whale Wars they publicly on Camera use specialist ropes to entangle the propellors of Japanese ships in the Southern Ocean. They have done this tactic for decades. The main one is throw projectiles at other vessels and in the past they have used Pie Filling to attack other ships. When they were in the Faroes back in the 1980s on video they were seen firing flares and speed lines at a Faroese police Dinghy which was trying to arrest them. This action could have endangered human lives.
To be continued ...
Jógvan á Høvdanum (junior) 23.09.2015