Whale wars heats up in reality

Given Peter Bethune, one of the Sea Shepherds so gloriously depicted in “Whale Wars,” is under arrest by the Japanese coast guard, I wonder if I’ll have to wait see  his fate on Animal Planet. Or, hopefully, the media will give us an update on his legal wrangle. It’s been clear that the violence on the Japanese whalers’ side has been escalating and could possibly get out of control. And, according to the NYT article, “Japanese media reports suggested that Tokyo intends to use Mr. Bethune’s arrest as a warning to Sea Shepherd to end its confrontations on the high seas with Japan’s whaling fleet.”

This is getting interesting, and of course, one hopes the good guys – including both human and cetacean species, wins.

Advertisements