Sea Shepherd has made misleading claims on their site about how they assisted the Japan earthquake victims. They claim because their activities caused the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru to return to Japan a month earlier than normal they have somehow helped out in the Japan earthquake relief effort slot oasis
The claims are misleading, self serving and disgusting.
Sea Shepherd’s Efforts Provide Assistance to Earthquake Victims in Japan
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has contributed humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in a rather ironic and indirect way. Due to the interventions of Sea Shepherd against the illegal Japanese whaling operations in the Southern Ocean, Sea Shepherd forced the retreat of the Japanese whaling fleet a month earlier than their whaling season was to end.
Due to the whalers’ early retreat, the Japanese Nisshin Maru factory ship arrived in Tokyo Bay a month earlier than normal on March 21, 2011. Japanese authorities immediately commandeered the ship to deliver aid supplies to northern Japan.
The Nisshin Maru will be taking kerosene, charcoal, instant noodles, rice, and other supplies to the northern coastal communities hit hardest by the tsunami. Bringing aid and comfort to the victims of this disaster is a far more positive role for the Nisshin Maru than slaughtering whales in the Southern Ocean, which is where the fleet still would have been if not for Sea Shepherd shutting down their unlawful activities in mid-February.
Sea Shepherd believes that the Nisshin Maru should be permanently converted into a humanitarian aid vessel. Sea Shepherd is happy that in this small way, they were able to make it possible for the Nisshin Maru to bring aid supplies to the Japanese people whose lives have been so tragically interrupted by these recent disasters.
The reality is they haven’t done anything at all except make snide comments the earthquake was somehow punishment from god for the actions of a tiny minority of Japanese who hunt whales and dolphins for a living.
Neptune’s voice rolled like thunder thru the sky
Angrily he smote the deep seabed floor
From the shore echoed mankind’s mournful cry
……The sea rose up and struck fast for the shore
From out of the East with the rising sun
The seas fearful wrath burst upon the land
With little time to prepare or to run
Against a power no human can stand